ExperiencesTrain Engineer for a Day!

All aboard and become a Norfolk Southern Express engineer! Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a part of a top Virginia Zoo attraction.

Fun for the FamilyBreakfast with the Animals

This event is a rare opportunity to enjoy breakfast at the Zoo and then watch the animals eat their breakfast too! Zoo volunteers will also be at exhibits to dish out interesting animal facts during this once-a-year, exclusive members-only event.

From the Zoo BlogA Bone to Pick

March 21, 2019 - Scientists use many types of clues to study and understand different environments, especially the types of animals that live in certain ecosystems. Clues can include scat or poop, footprints, hair and even markings on the ground, such as broken logs … More »

Mramba, king of the Virginia Zoo (Virginia Zoo photo by Cedrick Garrett).

Up Close and PersonalBehind-the-Scenes Experiences

Did you know that you can feed a giraffe, or meet a lion, tiger or bear!? Learn more about our behind-the-scenes tours.

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Party Time!Birthdays at the Zoo

Calling all party animals! Your birthday boy or girl will have a wild time at a Zoo birthday party. All birthday parties include a visit from an animal ambassador and activities geared towards the age of the birthday child.