Zoo Tykes is designed for young learners (ages 2 to 6) and a caregiver or parent. This interactive program will focus on a different theme and includes an animal encounter, craft, story-time, and more. Please, no more than one (1) adult per child. * Please note that Zoo Tykes is designed for one parent and children aged 2-6 only.

Upcoming Program Topics and Dates:

Triassic Tails

Journey back to a time where giants roamed the land, sea and sky! Discover prehistoric Earth as we dig for dinos and create our own fossil footprints.

  • February 22nd
  • March 8th or 17th

A Bug’s Life

Explore the wide world of insects in this creepy crawly class. Together we’ll explore and learn about these backyard critters and the other friends that live in the dirt.

  • April 12th or 21st

Individual Program Prices and Time:

  • Zoo Tykes Classes start at 10:00AM and end at 10:45AM.
  • $10 for members, $22 for nonmembers. $5 for additional children aged 2-6.
  • * Please note that Zoo Tykes programs are designed for one parent and children aged 2-6 only. No exceptions will be made.
  • Price includes Zoo admission.

Reservations are require and space is limited. For more information, contact the Education Department by e-mail vazoo.education@norfolk.gov or call VA Zoo Education at 757.441.2374, ext. 229.

Zoo Tykes is 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 seven (7) days prior to the program to receive a partial refund of 80%. No refunds will be given for programs cancelled less than 7 days before the scheduled date of the program.