Family Edventure Programs

Families can explore the natural world together during the Virginia’s Zoo’s Family EdVenture Programs. Each educational adventure will focus on a different theme and include activity stations, a visit from an animal ambassador and crafts that make learning fun for the whole family. Activities are developed for children between the ages of 2-12 although all ages are welcome to attend. These programs are designed for the whole family and there must be at least one adult for every three children who attend.

Enriching Animals

We’re not the only ones that like to play with toys. The animals at the zoo love to play too! During this program, we’ll talk all about the ways our animals are enriched and play at the zoo as we will build fun items for the zoo animals to enjoy.

Saturday, June 30

Junior Science Explorers

Explore the world of science through animals and nature. In this program, we’ll test our scientific skills through observations, hands-on demonstrations and even play!

Tuesday, July 24

Artsy Animals

Grab your paintbrushes and join us for this artsy class with animals! During this program, we’ll make our own artwork and maybe even watch a zoo animal create their own masterpiece. This program is $10/participant due to material costs.

Saturday, August 4

EdVenture Program Policies:

  • Program Length: 1 hour
  • Time: 1 pm – 2 pm
  • Price per Program: $7 (per participant); children under the age of 2 are free and must be registered. Prices may vary per program.
  • Each participant must have a valid confirmation to participate in the program.

Price does not includes Zoo admission.

How to Register:

Reservations are required and space is limited. For more information on any of these programs and to register click HERE or call VA Zoo Education at (757) 441-2374 x 229.

Cancellation Policy:

Family EdVenture Programs are held rain or shine. The Virginia Zoo reserves the right to cancel or change any program. Programs that have not met the minimum number of participants within the week of the program may be cancelled. In the event that we cancel your program, a full refund will be issued and individuals will be contacted directly. If you should wish to cancel your registration in this program, cancellation must be received at least ten (10) days prior to the program to receive a partial refund of 80%. No refunds will be given for programs cancelled less than ten (10) days before the scheduled date of the program.