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ExperiencesTrain Engineer for a Day!

All aboard and become a Norfolk Southern Express engineer! Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a part of a top Virginia Zoo attraction.

Fun for the FamilyBreakfast with the Animals

This event is a rare opportunity to enjoy breakfast at the Zoo and then watch the animals eat their breakfast too! Zoo volunteers will also be at exhibits to dish out interesting animal facts during this once-a-year, exclusive members-only event.

From the Zoo BlogTrail Host Pros: The Zoo’s Most Popular Volunteer Position

November 19, 2019 - On your recent visit to the zoo, perhaps you encountered a friendly, green-polo-wearing individual on one of our trails. They may have just said “Hello!”or perhaps you engaged in a conversation about the curious critters in the habitat behind them. … More »

Mramba, king of the Virginia Zoo (Virginia Zoo photo by Cedrick Garrett).

Up Close and PersonalBehind-the-Scenes Experiences

Did you know that you can feed a giraffe, or meet a lion, tiger or bear!? Learn more about our behind-the-scenes tours.

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Party Time!Birthdays at the Zoo

Calling all party animals! Your birthday boy or girl will have a wild time at a Zoo birthday party. All birthday parties include a visit from an animal ambassador and activities geared towards the age of the birthday child.