At the Zoo, tots, teens, adults, and anyone in between can gain a new perception of the fascinating animal world by experiencing wildlife up close. A wide array of programs, classes, events and volunteer opportunities are offered that will enrich your appreciation of wild life and wild places. They will leave a lasting impression and change the way you view the world!

As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Alexandria Zoo strives to fulfill four primary purposes -- education, conservation, research and recreation. Our programs are designed to include all of these elements.

Zoo education is vital if we intend to nurture our young learners, instill a caring and compassionate attitude toward wildlife, and impress upon them the importance of being involved and making a difference.

Baba Dioum, African Ecologist, has said,
"In the end,
We will conserve only what we love,
We will love only what we understand,
We will understand only what we are taught."