november 9, 2017
Virginia zoo executive director greg bockheim gives zoo volunteers a tour of the progress made in the world of reptiles.
november 6, 2017
This flame-spray applied powder coating finish is resistant to UV degradation, color and gloss fading, cracking, peeling, chalking, etc. and is THE FINISHING TOUCH IN SOME OF OUR EXHIBIT SPACES.
november 3, 2017
The roof is being installed over the crocodile exhibit.
november 1, 2017
doors at the entrance and education classroom, as well as exhibit windows are installed. it’s starting to look like a building again!
september 26, 2017
renovations of the beastro restaurant are underway.
september 18, 2017
walls are up and painting in most of the building is finished. the Walls are white and the ceilings are painted black. Some led light rails have been installed to prepare for new lighting.
the crocodile exhibit has almost all of the concrete poured and set. There is still one more pour left to do.
the small mammal and bird aviary is being leveled and cleared of bamboo.
Friends and Supporters of the Virginia Zoo are invited to a hard hat tour of the World of Reptiles.
Attendees included local tourism industry leaders such as the Virginia Aquarium, The Virginia Living Museum, Virginia Beach Convention Center, Downtown Norfolk Council and others.
Crocodile exhibit is now under construction. The new underwater viewing crocodile exhibit will span 850 square feet and be the home to a male and female crocodile.
August 4, 2017
The Virginia Zoo’s latest installation is nearly completed
BATTEN EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT FUND DONATES TO THE WORLD OF REPTILES
June 23, 2017
Reptile Building is Sssssssslllithering Right Along
Even though the exterior of the soon-to-be World of Reptiles hasn’t appeared to change much, the construction of the building is on time and looking ssssssssssso good!
June 15, 2017
Rare Grey’s Monitor Lizard Arrives at Virginia Zoo for World of Reptiles Exhibit
May 9, 2017
day of giving raises more than $4,000 for monkey exhibit in World of Reptiles
On May 9, the Virginia Zoo, as well as dozens of other nonprofits in the Hampton Roads area, is participating in the fourth annual Give Local 757 Day of Giving. This year, our goal is to raise $5,000 toward upgrading the new monkey exhibit in the World of Reptiles with toys, ropes, and other play structures and enrichment.
HAMPTON ROADS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION DONATES TO THE WORLD OF REPTILES
March 22, 2017
World of Reptiles Getting a Makeover at the Virginia Zoo
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March 22, 2016
4 Things to Watch for at the Virginia Zoo’s Revamped “World of Reptiles”
Crocodiles, tarantulas and snakes, oh my!
If you’re a regular Virginia Zoo visitor who’s recently noticed the reptile exhibit is shut down, have no fear. The zoo is undertaking a $2.6 million renovation of its “World of Reptiles,” to open sometime in late 2017.
Staff and Volunteers are First to Receive Hard Hat Tours of World of Reptiles
Many reptile exhibits have been taken out of the building.
The yard which was home to the duikers and screamers has had its glass barrier walls removed.
What was once the Education Classroom is now fully under construction with its flooring and walls being removed.