support the zoo

Full steam ahead!

After more than a million rides and the 11 years since it opened, the ZooTrain is in need of some enhancements. Just as is the case with commercial rail lines, the Zoo Train rail bed is regularly maintained and is now due for track bed maintenance. A new service spur will allow individual cars to be removed for service and lessen wear and tear on the engine.


become an exhibit sponsor

Make a meaningful impact and show your support of the Virginia Zoo by sponsoring an exhibit in the World of Reptiles. Sponsorships are valid for a term of five years and may be paid in annual installments.


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.

area of greatest need

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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