Free ResourcesVirtual Voyage

Escape from the ordinary and awaken your wild side by joining the Zoo for a Virtual Voyage every day at 2 pm! Plus, take advantage of other free resources offered by the Zoo, including activity sheets, an interactive augmented reality tour, access to educational videos on our cutest animals, and plenty of reading material!

COVID-19Zoo Closed

Out of an abundance of caution, the Virginia Zoo is closed. Please visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs page for more information.

From the Zoo BlogNo fooling – we have a new baby to celebrate!

April 5, 2020 - “Blip” is the name Zoo Keepers chose for the male bongo calf born on April Fool’s Day. He is the eighth calf for mom, Betty, and seventh for dad, Bob. Keepers said his extra big ears are like a “blip … More »

Up Close and PersonalBehind-the-Scenes Adventures

Did you know that you can mingle with a giraffe, meet a tortoise or chill with a sloth? Interested in seeing our new reptiles up-close? Learn more about our 12 different behind-the-scenes tours.


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EDUCATIONSchool Programs

We are wild about learning and the Zoo has programs to fit all your educational needs. Our Education Department offers many memorable ways to explore science and nature.