Zoo Visit GuidelinesKnow Before You Go

We are open to the public daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. All visitors and members will be required to make reservations online in advance, no walk-ups at this time. Some exhibits and attractions may be closed. Take a look at what you can expect on your next Zoo visit.

Mom, daughter and father walk into Zoo entrance

Donate NowZoo Fund

Help ensure the sustainable co-existence of people and animals. Donating to the Zoo Fund helps provide exceptional mission-based programming to school children throughout Hampton Roads, Zoo members and guests. Experiences that bond families, inspire students, advance conservation and spark a lifelong appreciation for the animals we all love.

From the Zoo BlogWe’re Stumped on a Title for this Blog

April 9, 2021 - Just kidding, we knew exactly what we wanted to call this month’s Tales of the Tails blog, featuring one of our coolest bird species, but we also wanted to use a pun that we’ll explain in just a bit. Meet … More »

Close up of giraffe nose

Now VirtualBehind-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.

Party AnimalsBirthday Parties

The party never ends with our new Birthday Party Packages and Virtual Birthday Parties! Your birthday boy or girl will have a wild time with a Zoo birthday party. We’ll handle all the details, just bring the birthday kid and cake!

mother and son in front of reticulated python exhibit

ExperiencesExplore Tours

Enhance your Zoo visit with an exclusive walking tour led by a knowledgeable and engaging Zoo educator. Learn more about wildlife conservation or the science of the Zoo on a 90-minute walking tour, and get a glimpse behind the scenes at some of your favorite areas of the Zoo.