Now OpenWorld of Reptiles

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.

Members Only EventAdmirals Fan Event

An exclusive event for Virginia Zoo Members and Norfolk Admirals Season Pass Holders only! Come meet some of your favorite Admirals hockey players, get their autographs, and take a spin around the Admirals’ inflatable “ice” rink on March 3 from 1 to 3 pm.

From the Zoo BlogChanges for the Cheetahs

February 22, 2019 - After almost three years at the Virginia Zoo, cheetahs Chester and Rico are leaving to head across country in search of mates. The brothers, who came from the Metro Richmond Zoo in April 2016, are being relocated to the Wildlife … 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.