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Zoo Happenings

Paint the Zoo RED!

Red ApeWe're painting the Zoo RED in October! A RED scavenger hunt, RED paintings by our elephants, RED pandas and RED river hogs. Don't forget to ride our RED train!

The Zoo is partnering with the Virginia Stage Company, the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk Botanical Garden, the City of Norfolk Public Art Program & AltDaily, Rising Tide Productions & the NorVa, Stockley Gardens Arts Festival, Festevents, Nauticus, Downtown Norfolk Council, the Hurrah Players, the Wells Fargo Building, Seven Venues/Scope and area restaurants, among others, to Paint the Town RED in October.
Paint the Town RED is a month-long celebration of cultural arts and attractions across Norfolk, which was inspired by VSC’s upcoming production of the play RED about Mark Rothko, the famed abstract expressionist painter.

Paint the Zoo RED events and activities include:

The RED Scavenger Hunt. Follow the clues to find RED animals, plants and/or machines at the Zoo. Stop by out Membership Office to pick up the scavenger hunt clues, search the Zoo, then return to check your answers agains the answer key. Completed scavenger hunt sheets will get a RED stamp!

-- Click Here for the RED Scavenger Hunt Clues! --

RED paintings by our elephant artists will be on exhibit.

Meet our RED-tailed Hawk and Rhode Island RED rooster in the Zoo's barnyard Wednesdays and Fridays in October from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Watch the RED pandas and RED river hogs eat Thursdays and Saturdays, October 13 - 27.

  • RED pandas @ 11 a.m.
  • RED river hog @ 1:30 p.m.

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