support the zoo

Thanks to a generous community, the Virginia Zoo has grown and improved over the past 100 years. We’re proud of our accomplishments with innovative education programs, quality animal care and exhibits. Your gift can enrich both the lives of our animals here at the Zoo and their species around the world, as well as inspire conservation actions and have a lasting impact on the thousands of families and school children that visit the Virginia Zoo annually.


The Conservation and Research Fund helps to further conservation efforts at the local, national and international level that meet the Zoo’s mission to serve people, animals and the environment.

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The Zoo’s ability to educate our community helps visitors learn more about our world and its fantastic animals. Every visitor is met with a plethora of educational programs; Scout Snoozes, kids and family programs, ZooLive! stage presentations and zoo camps, just to name a few.

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Unstructured, frequent childhood play in informal outdoor settings powerfully boosts childhood development. When you give to the Virginia Zoo, you support programs and experiences that encourage independent outdoor exploration and discovery for children and adults of all ages.

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corporate partners

Sponsorship enables you to reach the Virginia Zoo’s members, visitors and tourists in a way traditional advertising cannot: by incorporating your message into their lifestyle. Become a Corporate Partner today.

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leadership society

The Leadership Society is the Zoo’s way of thanking its most generous supporters and bringing members even closer to the life of the Zoo.

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other ways to give

Designating a gift to the Zoo is a meaningful way to honor a special occasion or the memory of a friend or family member.

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