Virginia Zoo

AN HEAV-Sponsored Event

Join the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk for homeschool day on April 1, 2019!  

Bring learning to life as you encounter everything from towering Masai giraffes to tiny poison dart frogs. The Virginia Zoo is home to more than 500 furry, feathered, and scaly animal friends.  Explore the African Savannah and the tropical jungles of Asia and stop by the newly renovated World of Reptiles!

For more hands-on learning, participate in free activity stations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Want to add more fun to your day?  Join our zoo educators and animal ambassadors for a 30-minute classroom presentation, an additional fee ($5.) (NOTE: Program tickets must be purchased before the day of the event.) 

10:30 a.m.  World Traveler

Travel around the glove on an imaginative animal adventure journey! Participants will meet several animals from different continents and diverse habitats and gain a greater understanding of how animals are adapted for their environments.

11:30 a.m. Creepy Crawlies

Discover some favorite creepy-crawly animal friends.  From reptiles to invertebrates, you will explore the many ways that these animals grow and move throughout their lives and learn how an animal’s life cycle affects the way it moves through its environment.

1:30 p.m. Amazing Adaptations

Discover the amazing adaptations that can be found within the animal kingdom!  Explore the unique physical and behavioral traits that help us categorize animals into different groups and gain a greater understanding of the differences between reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and birds.

IMPORTANT: Program tickets must be purchased before the day of the event.  

Participants and their parents must purchase a ticket to attend the classroom programs. This $5 program fee does not include your ticket into the zoo. 

Purchase program tickets and get more information at the website.

Additional Questions?  Please contact the education department at vazoo.education@gmail.com

Directions: The Virginia Zoo is located at 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504, just two miles from Downtown Norfolk, a short 25-minute drive from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, and easily accessed from Interstate 64. Parking is free.

Directions:  https://goo.gl/maps/LXwmFyoMZv12

Event Name:

Homeschool Day at the Virginia Zoo


Virginia Zoo in Norfolk
3500 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23504


Monday, April 1, 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


$10/child, ages 2 to 11;
$12 student, ages 12 to 18;
$8 adult.
Infants under age 2 are free.


Tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth on the day of the event. NOTE: Parents are required to show a Notice of Intent to Homeschool in order to purchase tickets.

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