Photo Policy

Virginia Zoo Photo Policy

By entering the Virginia Zoo, all guests, patrons, employees and volunteers agree that photographs and videos taken of animals and other property at the Virginia Zoo may not be used for commercial profit or publicity.

During your visit to the Virginia Zoo, you may be filmed, videotaped or photographed by or on behalf of the Virginia Zoo. Your admission to the Zoo serves as permission for use of your image by the Virginia Zoo.

All trademarks, logos, images, and facilities of the Virginia Zoo are the sole property of the Virginia Zoo and may not be used, reproduced, displayed or distributed without written consent of the Virginia Zoo. Personal photography is welcome and encouraged.  All commercial photography and/or photo shoots are prohibited without prior permission from the Marketing Department.

To request a commercial or noncommercial photo shoot, please fill out the appropriate form below:

Commercial Photo Agreement

Noncommercial Photo Agreement

For more information about pricing and policies, contact or call 757.441.2374 (251).