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Virginia Zoo Making 2022 an Event-Ful Year

Words and Images Courtesy of the Virginia Zoo

NORFOLK, VA – The Virginia Zoo is excited to announce its lineup of reinvigorated events for 2022! By bringing back fan-favorites events and introducing new offerings, the Zoo hopes to spread its mission of saving wildlife to new audiences and driving guest engagement in a fun and meaningful way. The robust lineup includes a variety of activities to fun-filled memories that kids and the kids-at-heart can all enjoy. Best-loved outings like Growl Fest and ZooBoo are back again, along with a few new events that include an adult prom, an art show, and so many others.

  • Breakfast with the Animals- March 26

  • Adult Prom Night- April 16

  • Wet Paint Show and Sale at the Virginia Zoo- April 23

  • Member Night- May 12, August 4

  • Party for the Planet- May 21

  • Bike Night- May 26

  • Pride Night- June 9

  • Summer Concerts- Starting in June

  • Growl Fest- September 10

  • Adult Night Beastly Ball- October 7

  • ZooBoo- October 22 & 23

  • ZooLumination- November

  • Noon Year’s Eve- December 31

Tickets for the annual Breakfast with the Animals are currently on sale. This before-hours event gives visitors a grab-and-go breakfast then a chance to see what the animals eat for the most important meal of the day. Zoo Members receive discounts on admission to this event, as well as many others throughout the year. The Zoo is actively accepting event sponsors. For more details about the Zoo’s events and event sponsorships, visit

About the Virginia Zoo

The Virginia Zoo, located in Norfolk, Virginia, is home to more than 700 exceptional animals representing over 150 fascinating species. Founded in 1901 and residing on 53 beautifully landscaped acres, the Virginia Zoo has demonstrated a commitment to saving and protecting the world’s wildlife by inspiring a passion for nature and taking conservation action at home and around the world. The Virginia Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is recognized as a global leader in education, recreation, science, wildlife conservation, and animal care and welfare. For more than a century, the Zoo has connected adults, families and school children with the natural world and its wildlife. To learn more, visit

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