Sloth Behind-the-Scenes Tour

On this 30-minute group tour, slow down and enjoy an encounter with one of the Zoo’s sloths! Learn more about these creatures, their conservation status and meet the Zoo staff who take care of them. Guests will have the chance to get up-close with one of the slower-moving animals on earth, so be sure to […]

Wild Tykes

*POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER* Wild Tykes is a drop-in program recommended for kids aged 3-5 and their favorite adults! Each program features a new theme with age-appropriate nature and science activities that focus on these core areas: sensory, movement, free play, art, and problem-solving. We won’t be afraid to get a little dirty as we […]

Zoo Tales

Join us for our popular story-time program, Zoo Tales, hosted at the ZooLive! Stage. Each week features two new stories and an animal encounter with a zoo animal ambassador, all related to a changing monthly theme!  Cost: Included in memberships or general admission.

Animal Ambassador Behind-the-Scenes Tour

On this 30-minute group tour, meet some of the animals in the program animal collection! Learn about these creatures, their conservation status and meet the Zoo staff who take care of them. The program animal collection includes a variety of animals, including a few domestic ones, appear in programs: small and medium-sized mammals, birds, snakes, […]

Roar & Pour

This year, the Virginia Zoo and the Coastal Virginia Brewery Alliance are partnering to host an annual gathering of hyper-local brewers for an all-new event - Roar & Pour! Join us for unlimited beer samplings from the finest that Coastal Virginia has to offer, alongside extended exhibit hours, a Food Truck Rodeo, live music, games, […]

Senior Wednesday

Seniors age 62 and up receive free admission all day with a valid ID as proof of age. Walkup tickets only. Accompanying non-senior visitors will need to purchase tickets at the gate or in advance. Last entry is at 3pm.

Zoo Tales

Join us for our popular story-time program, Zoo Tales, hosted at the ZooLive! Stage. Each week features two new stories and an animal encounter with a zoo animal ambassador, all related to a changing monthly theme!  Theme: Fall Frenzy- how animals prepare for the winter. Cost: Included in memberships or general admission. *In case of […]

Senior Wednesday

Seniors age 62 and up receive free admission all day with a valid ID as proof of age. Walkup tickets only. Accompanying non-senior visitors will need to purchase tickets at the gate or in advance. Last entry is at 3pm.

Zoo Tales

Join us for our popular story-time program, Zoo Tales, hosted at the ZooLive! Stage. Each week features two new stories and an animal encounter with a zoo animal ambassador, all related to a changing monthly theme!  Theme: Fall Frenzy- how animals prepare for the winter. Cost: Included in memberships or general admission. *In case of […]

Senior Wednesday

Seniors age 62 and up receive free admission all day with a valid ID as proof of age. Walkup tickets only. Accompanying non-senior visitors will need to purchase tickets at the gate or in advance. Last entry is at 3pm.