About our 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. Each program includes science lessons aligned to Virginia’s Standards of Learning. Virginia Zoo school programs also fit curriculum requirements in North Carolina and private schools. These programs are also perfect for retirement centers, nursing homes and other organizations.
Please note: School programs are only offered virtually at this time due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates.
Title 1 and Norfolk Public Schools are eligible for a free Career Chat + Q&A Session. Please contact the Virginia Zoo for more information.
To book a program or find answers to your questions, fill out the inquiry form at the bottom of this page, call 757-441-2374 ext. 229 or email email@example.com.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at a zoo? Discover what it takes to care for the furry, feathery, and scaly friends that call the Virginia Zoo home. Each virtual program lasts for 30 minutes, includes a short presentation, and a Q&A session with one of our Zoo Educators. This program does not include a live animal encounter.
Pricing: $30 per program
Program Length: 30 minutes
Financial Aid: Title 1 and Norfolk Public Schools are eligible for a free “Career Chat + Q&A Session”. Please contact the Virginia Zoo for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join our educators and explore the zoo like never before. Each virtual tour lasts for 45 minutes and is aligned with curriculum standards. Tours are available for every grade level (and even adults and seniors!) and can also be adjusted to fit your learning objectives. This program only includes a live tour of the Virginia Zoo and the animals that live there; it does not include an animal encounter like you would experience in a virtual classroom program.
Pricing: $45 per program
Program Length: 45 minutes
This program will bring learning to life, as your group meets 2 different animal ambassadors and sees various bio-facts related to the program theme. Each program lasts for 30 minutes and is aligned to Virginia’s Standards of Learning. These programs can be scheduled for any grade (or age) level and can be adjusted to fit your group’s needs.
Pricing: $60 per program; Additional animal ambassadors can be added to your program, for an additional $15 per animal
Program Length: 30 minutes
Bring learning to life as you encounter everything from towering Masai giraffes to tiny poison dart frogs at our next Homeschool Day! Stay tuned for the next event date.
Need to keep your homeschooler entertained? Check out our educational Virtual Voyage material!
Are you interested in bringing a school group to the Zoo for a field trip, but are looking to guide your class through the Zoo independently? Email us at email@example.com.