Cell Phone RecyclingECO-CELL

Help the zoo turn your old gadgets and electronics into a saving force for the environment through our new eco-cell program!

Halloween FunZooBoo

Our biggest event of the year is back again for two days! ZooBoo offers a variety of safe, family-friendly, fall-fun activities! Animal pumpkin encounters and Keeper Chats, costume contests, crafts, ZooLive! Stage presentations, candy stations and more!

From the Zoo BlogOpposites Attract

October 11, 2019 - In many languages, several words are often used interchangeably because they have identical or similar meanings: Fall and Autumn, dinner and supper, and smell and scent. But what about words that are mistakenly used interchangeably? At the Virginia Zoo, education … 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.