Member Mornings

Every Saturday and Sunday Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Zoo opens an hour early, at 8:30 am, for Virginia Zoo Members. This gives an exclusive opportunity to watch Keepers prep the animal’s habitats and see them come on exhibit. No advance reservation needed.

Mosi’s Birthday Party

Africa Boardwalk, overlooking rhino exhibit

Join us for a birthday party for our favorite rhino baby - Mosi! Our big boy turns 1 on July 11, but celebrate with us a day early. Hear from Mosi's Zoo Keepers, watch him engage with his own birthday cake, sign a card for him and partake in other party festivities. Each guest will […]

Little Buds

Stop by this fun garden gathering for hands-on activities designed for children as a cooperative endeavor between Norfolk Master Gardeners and the Virginia Zoo. Learn the connection between plants, animals, and people through this interactive program. Programs are included with regular Zoo admission, happen simultaneously and may vary between two themes: Thyme in the Garden  A drop-in educational cart, […]

Zoo Tales

Join us for storytime at the ZooLive! Stage. Put on your best listening ears and let your imagination run wild with our popular story-time program. Each program will feature a story and an encounter with an animal friend (weather dependent)! Cost: Included in memberships or general admission

Member Mornings

Every Saturday and Sunday Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Zoo opens an hour early, at 8:30 am, for Virginia Zoo Members. This gives an exclusive opportunity to watch Keepers prep the animal’s habitats and see them come on exhibit. No advance reservation needed.

Zoo Scoops

Get the scoop on how our animals stay cool during the summer for National Ice Cream Day! To chill-a-brate this cool day, our animals will enjoy special ice treat enrichment. Sweet treats from an ice cream truck will be available and don't forget to pack your bathing suit for a run in the fountains. Join […]

Zoo Tales

Join us for storytime at the ZooLive! Stage. Put on your best listening ears and let your imagination run wild with our popular story-time program. Each program will feature a story and an encounter with an animal friend (weather dependent)! Cost: Included in memberships or general admission

Member Mornings

Every Saturday and Sunday Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Zoo opens an hour early, at 8:30 am, for Virginia Zoo Members. This gives an exclusive opportunity to watch Keepers prep the animal’s habitats and see them come on exhibit. No advance reservation needed.

ZooGrooves

Live music at the Zoo is back! Join us for the second in a series of after-hours concerts featuring emerging bands and artists from our region. Kendall Street Company will be the featured headliner band and Paper Aliens will be the opening act on July 23. Support local music. Save animals. Select trails open until […]

Little Buds

Stop by this fun garden gathering for hands-on activities designed for children as a cooperative endeavor between Norfolk Master Gardeners and the Virginia Zoo. Learn the connection between plants, animals, and people through this interactive program. Programs are included with regular Zoo admission, happen simultaneously, and may vary between two themes: Thyme in the Garden  A drop-in educational cart, […]