Education is an important part of our mission. From programs that enhance families’ visits to the Zoo to Scout Snoozes and academic presentations, we deliver many opportunities to help visitors learn more about our world and its fantastic animals.
We can reinforce science lessons with our animals in informative programs that reinforce Standards of Learning (SOL) for pre-K through 12th grades.
Teens learn their way around the Zoo, the basics of conservation and ecology, and how to interpret knowledge to Zoo guests.
We offer storybook times and special programs for families.
Which animal at the Zoo do you want to learn more about? You can even meet one of our furry, slimy or scaly friends!
Looking for something wild for the kids to do while school’s out? Try Spring Break Camp and Summer Safari Camp at the Zoo!
Throw the picture-perfect celebration that combines a birthday bash with a trip to the Zoo!
The Virginia Zoo supports scouting with snoozes and badge programs.
Check out admission rates for school groups visiting the Zoo.
Can’t make it to the Zoo? We can come to you! Education staff has an outreach program that can meet the needs of your group.