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 BlogWorld Veterinary Day

April 29, 2017 - Dr. Colleen Clabbers is the new Virginia Zoo Veterinarian. She is responsible for the Zoo’s Animal Wellness Campus, an 11,000-square-foot medical facility which consists of a full-service surgery and treatment center, Diet Kitchen, ZooLive! Stage, enrichment playground and orchards. The … 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.