Since 2013, the Virginia Zoo’s Conservation Fund has provided funds to support research, education and saving endangered animals. Generous donations from the Virginia Zoological Society, Zoo members, guests and donors help us support the protection of wildlife and wild places at home and around the world through scientific research, education, breeding programs, anti-poaching efforts and other programs.

To support the Act for Wildlife Fund, click here.


Visit the Virginia Zoo conservation kiosks, insert your change, and play the ball drop game. Fun for all ages, you get to choose what animals you would like your coins to support!


Sign up to be a Zoo Volunteer! As an Episodic Volunteer, the public can join our local conservation efforts. From trash pick-up to community science projects, there is plenty of ways to pitch in.

Click here to learn more.