Cybear Monday

It's CyBear Monday. Take advantage of our CyBEAR Monday deal: 20% OFF any Zoodoption level! Zoodoption packages make perfect gifts for people of all ages; become a Zoo Parent to any of your favorite Zoo animals. Use promo code CYBEAR at checkout. Valid on 11/29/2021 only. Zoodoptions will be mailed before the USPS Christmas shipping […]

Giving Zooday

Giving Tuesday, or Giving Zooday as we call it in the animal kingdom, is TODAY! This year, on Giving Tuesday the Virginia Zoo will asking for your support. Save the date and stay tuned for how you can help!

Member Mornings

Exclusive Virginia Zoo Member Perk! Member Mornings are a chance to see the Zoo as it opens to the public. See the Keepers prep exhibits and watch the animals come onto exhibit. The first weekend of each month, come an hour early. Reservations required. DATES: December 4+5 @ 9 AM

Train Rides with Santa

Come see Santa himself as he joins us for another year of Train Rides with Santa! St. Nick will be joining riders and will also have a holiday gift for all! Riders will also catch a glimpse of the ZooLumination inflatable animal sculptures from a whole new perspective on the rails of the Virginia Zoo […]

ZooLumination Adult Night

You asked and we listened! Join us for a NEW ZooLu walk-thru night. Join us for an exciting night under these towering glowing giants. Grab your bestie, or make it a date night for this ZooLumination Adult Night. Stand beneath a trio of 30-foot giraffes or in the mouth of a 5-foot crocodile. Enjoy a […]

Train Rides with Santa

Come see Santa himself as he joins us for another year of Train Rides with Santa! St. Nick will be joining riders and will also have a holiday gift for all! Riders will also catch a glimpse of the ZooLumination inflatable animal sculptures from a whole new perspective on the rails of the Virginia Zoo […]

ZooLumination Community Access Days

The Virginia Zoo is committed to providing experiences that inspire and motivate the community to care for animals, the world, and the conservation of natural resources. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to connect with nature and wildlife regardless. Through our Community Access Days, the Virginia Zoo is making the facility more accessible for […]

Winter Break Camp

1st-3rd grade and 4th-6th grade 9am-4pm every day The weather outside is frightful, and nature has settled down for a long winter's nap, right? Wrong! Join the Virginia Zoo for this week-long camp as we investigate how animals respond to seasonal changes in their habitat. Cost: $300/member; $350/non-member

ZooLumination Family Night

Join us for an exciting night under these towering glowing giants that will be fun for the whole family. Pose next to the giant red panda and see what the buzz is all about with our 3-foot bees. The Zoo’s Restaurant and Gift Shop will be open. The first, and only walk-thru sold out so […]

Name our Giraffe Calf!

A baby giraffe was born at the Virginia Zoo on December 28, and now he needs a name! The male calf weighed in at 159 pounds and stood 5’9” when he was born. His Zoo Keepers say he is strong, adventurous and already running circles around mom, Noelle. His Keepers have chosen five names and […]