Library Programs

“Zoo to You” Traveling Library Programs

Each year, the Zoo Education Department designs a program that includes live animal presentations for children ages 5 and older at local public libraries in conjunction with their summer reading programs. The programs are based on a theme selected annually by the Virginia State Library.

As always, we will direct the attendees to appropriate reading lists or specific books in consultation with local library staff.

The information on this page is for library staff who are planning programs. Parents interested in having their children attend a Zoo library program should consult their local libraries for schedules.

Program Days:
Monday – Friday

Program Times:
Begin as early as 10:00 am

Registration (for media specialists):
Pre-register for a library program through the Zoo’s Education Department by calling 757.441.2374 (229) to receive registration forms by mail or fax. You can also email us for the forms.

Cost of program at your facility:
Travel fee, plus $125.00 per program. Due to temperature restrictions of our animals, all programs must be held indoors.

Travel Fees for “Zoo to You” Programs
0-15 miles from the Zoo……………….$25.00
16-30 miles…………………………………$30.00
31-45 miles…………………………………$35.00
46-60 miles………………………………..$40.00
61-75 miles…………………………………$45.00