Education is an important part of our mission. The Zoo’s ability to educate our community helps visitors learn more about our world and its fantastic animals. Every visitor is met with a plethora of education, from programs that enhance families’ visits to the Zoo, to Scout Snoozes and kids and family programs, ZooLive! stage presentations and zoo camps, we deliver many opportunities to help visitors learn more about our world and its fantastic animals.

School Programs

Our virtual school programs offer participants a memorable, fun and highly educational way to learn about animals and conservation. Choose from a variety of topics that will keep your group engaged as they learn more about the natural world around them.

Teen Programs

Teens learn their way around the Zoo, the basics of conservation and ecology, and how to interpret knowledge to Zoo guests.

Kids & Family Programs

We offer storybook times and special programs for families.

Animal Programs

Which animal at the Zoo do you want to learn more about? You can even meet one of our furry, slimy or scaly friends!

Zoo Camp

Looking for something wild for the kids to do while school’s out? Try Spring Break Camp and Summer Safari Camp at the Zoo!

Birthday Parties

Throw the picture-perfect celebration that combines a birthday bash with a trip to the Zoo!

Scout Programs

The Virginia Zoo supports scouting with snoozes and badge programs.

Field Trips

Check out admission rates for school groups visiting the Zoo.