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Address: 8300 Beaver Bridge Road, Moseley, VA 23120
Phone Number: +1 804-739-5666
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Zoo opened to the public on April 22, 1995. Over the years, the Metro...
The Zoo opened to the public on April 22, 1995. Over the years, the Metro Richmond Zoo has grown to 120 acres. The Zoo is now home to over 2,000 animals, representing 180 different species from around the world.
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Took 5 of our grandchildren to the zoo. A few of them had been before but I had not. I was pleasantly surprised to see a wide assortment of animals in a nice environment. Plenty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Pittsburgh, PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We loved the Metro Richmond Zoo! My 2-year-old loved it most. There is a good variety of animals here and you can get up close to most of them. Feeding the giraffes is a must, well worth the $2. Don't bother feeding the budgies, though, as it is tough and crowded in there and you get like $.001 worth of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Took 5 of our grandchildren to the zoo. A few of them had been before but I had not. I was pleasantly surprised to see a wide assortment of animals in a nice environment. Plenty of giraffes, assorted monkeys, great tigers, bears, prairie dogs, flamingos, bison, a lion, penguins, impalas, and many birds. The kids enjoyed the 3 hours we... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

TIP: buy animal feed for the donkeys and goats, it's great fun. A little goes a long way, we had leftovers. If you get there towards the later part of the day, you should get lucky and get people leaving the zoo giving you theirs!

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Franklin, New Jersey
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Wonderful time feeding different animals. Seemed well kept and everyone seemed to have a great time. After exploring all the animals including too cute prairie dog pups and exotic monkeys, we did a 2-3 hour zipline experience over the zoo. An at your own pace zipline obstacle agility course soaring over the animals, lake and even other guests for an... More 

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Alexandria
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

I am truly scratching my head trying to figure out why another reviewer said that the animals didn't look well. My husband and I also went over Memorial Day weekend and we were very impressed with the health and vigor of many of the animals there. The cheetahs were running through the fields frolicking (unlike 99% of zoos where you... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

To be fair, our expectations were based on prior zoo experiences at zoos all over the country. This zoo just misses being an expensive petting zoo. Some of the animals were so far off the path that we could barely make out what they were. The glare on the windowed exhibit totally blocked the ability to see anything. We did... More 

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Smithfield, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My husband, my grandson and I went to the Richmond Zoo over the Memorial weekend. I was very disappointed in the zoo. The price was about $16.00 for adults plus extra for food to feed the animals. I was happy to see they did give a discount for Veterans, though. The animals were not as healthy looking as I thought... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Zoo had just enough for my two year old enjoy. Lots of animals than expected. Nice to get close up and see some of the feedings. You can purchase food before you enter to fee animals with. Easy to navigate through.

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Nellysford, VA
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43 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We go to the zoo several times each year, but were pleasantly surprised to see so many babies this year. The train ride into Africa surrounds you with animals and the young man who drove it gave us quite an education on each animal. The penguins are always delightful--especially when fed at 11 a.m. We loved to know that 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I just went today and this is a great little zoo. The animals are well cared for, their enclosures large, and the zoo itself is very clean. There is a good amount of shade and plenty of benches to take a break. All paths are paved any easy to walk. There's even a playground for kids to burn off extra... More 

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Address: Address: 8300 Beaver Bridge Road, Moseley, VA 23120
Phone Number: +1 804-739-5666
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Moseley
Open Hours:
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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