Now OpenWorld of Reptiles and Friends

World of Reptiles is the slithering, creeping, crawling and curious adventure you’ve been waiting for. Discover the new exhibits, meet who’s here and learn how you can donate.

Special EventRoarchestra

Thanks to Bank of America, bring your family and friends to enjoy a special afternoon at the Virginia Zoo as the Virginia Symphony Orchestra performs outdoors on Sunday, April 28 from 2 to 4 pm.

From the Zoo BlogBetween Animals and People

April 18, 2019 - Working with animals may look and sound like a fun job, and while it is rewarding, it’s a very serious business. Zoo Keepers are responsible for feeding, training, caring for and cleaning up after dozens of animals representing different species … 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.