PROGRESS

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.

August 22

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.

 

August 18

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

JULY 2017

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!

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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 squirrel 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 squirrel monkey exhibit in the World of Reptiles with toys, ropes, and other play structures and enrichment.

Read the full story here.

MAY 2017

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.

Click here for the full story.

March 2017

Staff and Volunteers are First to Receive Hard Hat Tours of World of Reptiles

January 2017

Demolition Updates

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.

NOVEMBER 2016

PATRICIA AND DOUGLAS PERRY FOUNDATION DONATES TO THE WORLD OF REPTILES

NOVEMBER 2016

TOWNEBANK DONATES TO THE WORLD OF REPTILES

NOVEMBER 10, 2017

VIRGINIA ZOO REPTILE BUILDING CLOSES TO THE PUBLIC TO PREPARE FOR CONSTRUCTION

NOVEMBER 2016

THE GOODE FAMILY FOUNDATION DONATE TO THE WORLD OF REPTILES