Pride Night

The Virginia Zoo proudly values the incredible diversity of life that shares this planet​. Join us to celebrate the kaleidoscope of families and individuals that make our community so beautiful! Meet Animal Ambassadors, watch the animals enjoy colorful enrichment in their habitats, hear music from a local DJ, and more!  Cost:  Zoo Member child or adult: $5.95  Non-member […]

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.

Lion Housewarming Party

Join us in welcoming our new pride of lions with a Housewarming Party for Ansel, Asha, and Kali who now call the Virginia Zoo home. Relocating from the mid-west, the trio are acclimating to their new habitat – and each other – and are ready to meet all the eager Zoo Fans. Ansel, Asha, 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. 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 on June 18 for the first in a series of after-hours concerts featuring emerging bands and artists from our region. Pay Rent Brass Band will be the featured headliner band and Fusion Groove will be the opening act on June 18. Support local music. Save animals. […]

Prize Prowl

Gather your herd and flock to the Zoo for the Grand Opening of the Virginia Zoo Gift Shop with a Prize Prowl. 30 blue envelopes will be placed around the Zoo in various locations with prizes that include discounts, free food or Zoo merch, train tokens, event tickets, a behind-the-scenes tour, and one lucky winner […]

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, […]

Member Night

To celebrate our Zoo Members, we’re opening our gates for a FREE after-hours night just for them! New behind-the-scenes experiences will be offered at different locations throughout the Zoo. See animals enjoying their habitats until 7:30 pm. Beer and wine available for purchase.  Food will be available from Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard and […]

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.