support the zoo


As a global community, we are facing a time of unprecedented public health challenges and economic uncertainties. Animals are at the heart of everything we do and their health is our top priority so we are taking every precaution to safeguard all of our unique animal residents, their Zoo Keepers and the rest of our staff.

This closure will have a significant financial impact on the Virginia Zoo. To help replace funds normally generated through ticket sales, memberships and events we are asking for your help. Support our mission by making a donation so we can continue the critical work we do while we are closed and be here for you when we reopen.


act for wildlife

The Conservation Fund helps Wildlife in Wild Places locally, nationally and internationally by inspiring a passion for nature and taking conservation action at home and around the world.


The Conservation and Research Fund helps to further conservation efforts at the local, national and international level that meet the Zoo’s mission to serve people, animals and the environment.


The Zoo’s ability to educate our community helps visitors learn more about our world and its fantastic animals. Every visitor is met with a plethora of educational programs; Scout Snoozes, kids and family programs, ZooLive! stage presentations and zoo camps, just to name a few.

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Each and every day, the Virginia Zoo provides memorable experiences that connect people with nature and inspire them to protect animals in their own backyards and around the world. The Virginia Zoo relies on generous community support to provide annual operating, program and capital support.


corporate partners

Sponsorship enables you to reach the Virginia Zoo’s members, visitors and tourists in a way traditional advertising cannot: by incorporating your message into their lifestyle. Become a Corporate Partner today.

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leadership society

The Leadership Society is the Zoo’s way of thanking its most generous supporters and bringing members even closer to the life of the Zoo.

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other ways to give

Designating a gift to the Zoo is a meaningful way to honor a special occasion or the memory of a friend or family member.

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