Join the “Defining Moments” Campaign Today!

With the “Defining Moments” Capital Campaign near 90% complete, we are asking the public to help push us to the end. A big, heartfelt thank you to those community partners, foundations and businesses who have already contributed to building a world class Zoo in Hampton Roads! The new World of Reptiles will create an exciting educational destination for all guests and continue our mission to support endangered animals who count on us for their survival. Consistent with our commitment to education, the new facility will include a “Defining Moments” education classroom, featuring interactive sessions with our experienced staff.

Any supporter who donates more than $20 will receive a painted postcard from one of the Zoo’s reptilian artists. Supporters who donate more than $100 will be entered into a drawing for the opportunity to name one of the new residents. All supporters to this special community request for support with be invited to a sneak peek of the facility.


To Donate by Mail:

Mail a check payable to “Virginia Zoological Society,” write “Defining Moments Campaign” on the memo line and mail to:

Virginia Zoo
ATTN: Defining Moments Campaign
3500 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23504

other Ways to Give

Cash Donations  Provide immediate support and enable donors to receive full tax credit if they itemize deductions.

Pledges  Make your gift over time, spreading periodic donations over and up to three-year period.

Memorial & Commemorative Donations  Donate in honor of a family member, friend or loved one.

Matching Gifts  Many companies have programs to match contributions made by employees, retirees, and spouses.

Securities Donations*  Appreciated securities may offer a tax advantage over cash gifts. Donors can deduct the current value and avoid capital gains taxes.

Wills, Trusts, & Life Insurance Gifts*  These deferred gifts can underwrite the Zoo’s future!

Please contact us if you have questions, or wish to provide securities or other property as a donation at 757-441-2374 ext. 220.

*Ask your tax advisor for more information