Zoo Tales

The Virginia Zoo 3500 Granby St, Norfolk, VA

Join us for storytime at the ZooLive! Stage. Hear stories read aloud from our Zoo volunteers and meet an Animal Ambassador. Per CDC guidelines, all participants ages 5 and up will be required to wear a mask, no exceptions. Programs last 30 minutes. Times: 10 am and 11 am Cost: Included in general admission Availability […]

Adults Only Zoo Night

Visit the Zoo on this exclusive 21+ night. Whether a date night or some dedicated time with friends, leave the kids at home and let your inner child roam free! Food, drink, beer and wine will be available for purchase. The Zoo Train and exhibits will stay open, however some areas may be closed including […]

World Animal Day!

World Animal Day embraces all animals and the unique concerns of each and raises awareness of welfare standards around the globe. It is celebrated in different ways in every country, regardless of nationality, religion, faith, or political ideology. Join local interfaith leaders as they honor World Animal Day with a celebratory blessing of the animals. […]

Educator Day at the Zoo

Many of the finest museums, historic houses, and educational non-profit organizations in Hampton Roads are coming together at the Virginia Zoo to celebrate local teachers and administrators! Join us for demonstrations and resources these local organizations provide for schools, chat with educators, and enjoy a drink or snack on us while you visit the Zoo!  […]

Nature and Eco Kayak Tour

Join us as we explore the Lafayette River on our Nature & Eco Tour, benefitting the Virginia Zoo’s Act for Wildlife Fund. On this tour we discuss the river’s ecosystems, marine wildlife, issues facing the river, explore restoration efforts currently underway and how we can help. If you’re lucky, we may see a pod of […]

Running Wild Fall 2021

Running Wild is back for the fall season! Explore the outdoors and get a little dirty at the Virginia Zoo. Play in natural spaces has been shown to improve physical health, support mental and emotional wellbeing, and promote life-long conservation values. Running Wild features a new theme and different activities each month.  October: Habitats! The Virginia Zoo is home to many animals from […]

Homeschool Edventures

Do you and your homeschooler(s) want to bring learning to life with the Virginia Zoo? Then join us for our new Zoo Edventures program! Each program will last for 45 minutes and include 4 different animal ambassadors. Throughout each program, participants will learn about the amazing adaptations that these animal ambassadors have for surviving in their […]

Running Wild Fall 2021

Running Wild is back for the fall season! Explore the outdoors and get a little dirty at the Virginia Zoo. Play in natural spaces has been shown to improve physical health, support mental and emotional wellbeing, and promote life-long conservation values. Running Wild features a new theme and different activities each month.  October: Habitats! The Virginia Zoo is home to many animals from […]

Zoo Tales

The Virginia Zoo 3500 Granby St, Norfolk, VA

Join us for storytime at the ZooLive! Stage. Hear stories read aloud from our Zoo volunteers and meet an Animal Ambassador. Per CDC guidelines, all participants ages 5 and up will be required to wear a mask, no exceptions. Programs last 30 minutes. Times: 10 am and 11 am Cost: Included in general admission Availability […]

Nature and Eco Kayak Tour

Join us as we explore the Lafayette River on our Nature & Eco Tour, benefitting the Virginia Zoo’s Act for Wildlife Fund. On this tour we discuss the river’s ecosystems, marine wildlife, issues facing the river, explore restoration efforts currently underway and how we can help. If you’re lucky, we may see a pod of […]

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THE ZOO IS NOW OPEN!

Due to limited capacity, EVERYONE must make a reservation online.

See you soon!

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