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Kids and Family Programs

Bring your family to the Zoo for the wildest adventure in town! We offer a wide variety of family programming appropriate for all ages.

Zoo Tales

Join us every Tuesday at 11 a.m. for story time at the Zoo. Enjoy a great book and possibly meet an animal or two. Locations and stories will vary. Check flyers at the ticket booths on Tuesdays for locations inside the Zoo. Zoo Tales is included with Zoo admission.

Garden Tales 

Garden Tales are back! Join us for a story and an interactive hands-on horticulture activity Thursdays at 11 a.m.

Norfolk Master Gardeners and the Virginia Zoo Horticulture Team will educate young Zoo visitors about the importance of plants and their relationship with animals. Participants will also have the opportunity to make a project related to the story.

Located off Fountain Plaza in the Eco Garden, this program is included with Zoo admission.

For more information about other kid-friendly programs, call (757) 441-2374, ext. 249.