At the Virginia Zoo, we see some of the most memorable experiences come from the most unexpected places – we call these “Defining Moments.”

The Virginia Zoo offers a one-of-a-kind informal environment for learning to nearly 500,000 visitors from around Hampton Roads each year. Voted the number one place for families to visit since 2008, our goal is to continue creating an atmosphere that adds to the quality of life for the residents of Hampton Roads and for our animals. In concert with our mission-centric focus on education, recreation, conservation and fun, the Virginia Zoo’s World of Reptiles creates a journey through the new reptile house that evokes a sense of wonder and emotion.

You will be delighted by the design of the project and we hope you choose to invest. We are not just renovating a building, we are transforming your experience and continuing opportunities for lifelong learning and an appreciation of the natural world around us.


Sponsorship and naming opportunities are still available for World of Reptiles. If you’re interested in learning more contact the Virginia Zoo Development Director, Angela Benard, to discuss your interest today! Call 757.441.2374 ext. 220 or email vazoo.development@norfolk.gov.