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. November Zoo Tales will explore animals that have colorful patterns or shapes. Each program will feature a story and an encounter with an animal friend (weather dependent)! Cost: Included in […]

WILD TYKES

Taking the best parts of Zoo Tykes, our early-childhood program, and Running Wild, our nature play program, WILD TYKES is a new program recommended for kids aged 3-5 and their favorite adults! Each program will feature a monthly theme with age-appropriate nature and science activities that focus on these core areas: sensory, movement, free play, art, and […]

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. November Zoo Tales will explore animals that have colorful patterns or shapes. Each program will feature a story and an encounter with an animal friend (weather dependent)! Also, join us […]

CyBEAR Monday

It's CyBEAR Monday. Take advantage of our CyBEAR Monday deal: 22% 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 CYBEAR22 at checkout. Valid on 11/28/2022 only. Zoodoptions will be mailed before the USPS Christmas shipping […]

Sip & Shop

Kick off your holiday shopping (and Zoo Member sale) in the Zoo’s Gift Shop with this Zoo Member Exclusive Event. Stop by to shop, mingle, and enjoy a sweet treat with hot cocoa and wine tastings. Browse our selection of eco-friendly toys and plush animals, sustainable jewelry and art, and more -- plus Members will […]

Member Gift Shop Sale

Come visit the Virginia Zoo Gift Shop for spectacular member* savings! Three Days Only: December 2, 3 & 4! Your member discount will double! 20% OFF all items in the Gift Shop. It’s the perfect time to cross those Zoo lovers off your holiday shopping list.*must present current Virginia Zoo membership card or proof of […]

Jungle Bell Rock

Come party with DJ Santa at the Zoo! Celebrate the yuletide season on Saturday, December 17th from 10 am to 2 pm in our Event Pavilion. Santa will be hosting a dance party featuring his favorite tunes, food trucks, Keeper Chats, Animal Ambassadors, and an opportunity to preview our new Zoo Year’s Resolution program. The first half hour of […]

Holiday 2022 Closures

The Virginia Zoo will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 24 and Sunday, Dec. 25. From staff, volunteers, and animals at the Zoo, we wish you a happy holiday season! 

Winter Camp: Artic Agents

The winter winds are whipping but the Zoo Detectives are still on the case! Join our Arctic Agents on a thrilling chase around the country as we explore how animals live in different weather extremes.

Noon Year’s Eve

Say so long to 2022 and ring in 2023 on Saturday, December 31st from 10 am to 2 pm in our Event Pavilion. The Zoo will be hosting a dance party featuring our new Zoo Year’s Resolution program, music, a snowflake activity, food trucks, Keeper Chats, and Animal Ambassadors. The first half hour of the […]