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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.

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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 BlogHappy Reptile Awareness Day!

October 21, 2016 - Today is Reptile Awareness Day – the perfect time to celebrate all things slimy, slithery and creepy! The Virginia Zoo is exceptionally excited to be celebrating all of our scaly friends this year as we begin renovations to the Reptile House. … 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.