World Parrot Day

May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Virginia Zoo

We’re wild about our animals! Help us celebrate some of our favorite Zoo friends and their wild counterparts by joining us for Animal Appreciation Days! Explore all the things that make our animals unique, learn about their threats in the wild, and learn what the Zoo and our partners are doing to protect these species.

What you can expect to experience:

  • Trailhosts at Animal Wellness Campus
  • ZooLive! Stage presentation and meet & greet with the Macaws at 1pm
  • Education carts at Animal Wellness Campus
  • Zoodoption Special

This month we’re featuring a special Parrot Zoodoption. Symbolically adopt our parrots between May 14 and May 31 at the $35 level and you’ll entered to win a Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes encounter with that animal for you and one guest. Plus, your purchase will directly benefit the World Parrot Trust conservation efforts. Pre-purchased Zoodoptions will be available for pickup the day of the event, or will be mailed after June 4.

Location: Virginia Zoo

Date: 5/31/18

Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Cost: FREE with regular paid Zoo admission


What is a “Sneak Peek”? You and one guest will receive a “Sneak Peek” tour, which may be in-front or behind-the-scenes, depending on the specific animal. You will also receive a personal Q&A session with a keeper who cares for the animal. The experience lasts approximately fifteen minutes and will be scheduled after the contest period ends. Don’t want to leave anything to chance? Schedule your own full Behind the Scenes experience here.