Virginia Zoo
3500 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA  23504
United States of America

Rotarians are cordially invited to the official opening of  the Zoo's "Run Wild: Nature Discovery Zone" (Project Nature Play), on Thursday, 13 June 2019 at 6:00 p.m.  This is the culmination of our 2018-2019 District Grant Project, partially funded by a $25,000 grant from Rotary District 7600, and the Rotary Clubs of Norfolk, Norfolk-Sunrise, and Virginia Beach.  The brief event will take place as part of a scheduled member night.  Following regular workday closing at 5:00 p.m., the Zoo will re-open at 5:30 p.m., allowing members to attend the ceremony, then go on to experience Zoo exhibits for the remainder of the evening. 

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony schedule:

  • 6:00 p.m. Gather at Nature Play area
    • Remarks by Zoo Executive Director Greg Bockheim
    • Remarks by City of Norfolk representative
    • Remarks by Rotary Club representatives
  •     6:10 p.m. Photo Opportunity, Ribbon Cutting
  •     6:15 p.m. Zoo opens for evening