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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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Farmville, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My family and I have gone to this zoo many times. It is not one of our favorite zoos but it is relatively close to us. Geography is why we go back. They have made many improvements over the years. When we first visited, it felt like an "Animals in cages" zoo, but they have more and more become "animals... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had a wonderful time at the zoo. We arrived soon after it opened and so many of the animals were out and about. The zoo had a great flow and there are wide paved areas to take your stroller. We brought our double and didn't have any trouble with other people pushing their strollers as well. One of our... More 

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pennsylvania
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Visited the zoo with my sister and niece. A beautiful variety of animals are available to see and the layout of the zoo was good. The animals are spaced nicely next to each other in each area. There are no big hills and the walkways are paved. Kids will love feeding the animals and there are hand sanitation stations throughout... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have never been to such a great zoo!!! Its a little pricey but its well worth the money. They have so many different animals and you can feed them. They are in their Natural Habitat and they are not like "caged" animals. It was a great experience and I suggest everyone take the train ride and the sky ride.... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great place for small kids. Train safari. Sky lift ride over park. Giraffe feeding. Parakeet cage where kids cam walk through and have small birds land on them. Inexpensive. Does not have the rude crowds the major zoos have. Feels safe when juggling small kids or grandkids.

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Durham, North Carolina
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This was one of our 4th of July activities a trip to the zoo. The zoo is a short 20 min drive from downtown Richmond and for 2 adults and 3 children with safari and carousel rides the cost was under $100. The zoo was easy to navigate and you can feed the girafes and go into some of the... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

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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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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