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Metro Richmond Zoo

#1 of 2 things to do in Moseley Features Animals
8300 Beaver Bridge Rd, Moseley, VA 23120-1437
+1 804-739-5666
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Great trip with grandson's.

We took our grandson's to the zoo in September. They loved feeding the giraffes and monkey's... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2015
Newport News, Virginia
via mobile
Great fun!

I would recommend a visit to this zoo. It is way more fun than the VA Zoo in Norfolk. The giraffe... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2014
Beth A
Yorktown, Virginia
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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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  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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8300 Beaver Bridge Rd, Moseley, VA 23120-1437
+1 804-739-5666
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Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

We took our grandson's to the zoo in September. They loved feeding the giraffes and monkey's. It could use a little more food stands. We loved watching the bear and Tiger. Great day out for young children.

Thank Peppermint215
Reviewed December 28, 2014

I would recommend a visit to this zoo. It is way more fun than the VA Zoo in Norfolk. The giraffe feeding is a highlight. You can feed and pet them. I would not waste the money on the train or skylift. It is easy...More

1  Thank Beth A
Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

The Richmond zoo is a great place to get up and close with some animals. Where else can you hand feed giraffes? Overall the animals in the zoo seem happy and well cared for. Some of the enclosures seem a bit small and dated but...More

1  Thank sidewrds
Reviewed November 1, 2014

went to the zoo during a change of plans while in Richmond! Definite highlights were hand feeding the giraffes and the budgies (also known as parakeets!). It was off season and not crowded which made it very enjoyable! Lots of different animals that are easily...More

1  Thank Artisticwander
Reviewed October 31, 2014

We visited on a weekday during the end of October. It was an unusally warm day.. Some of the animals were just enjoying the sun. We LOVED the giraffes. We enjoyed being able to feed the giraffes up close and personal. They have an extensive...More

1  Thank 263danah
Reviewed October 5, 2014

I've been going here at least once a year for at least 10 years. The zoo allows you to feed a lot of the animals (giraffes and prairie dogs are my favorite to feed). There is a ski lift that you can take across quite...More

2  Thank Charlie W
Reviewed September 29, 2014

My favorite animal is the giraffe so when I found out you could actually feed them there, I knew I had to go! We arrived easily in the early afternoon but I was happy to find a front parking spot. We walked around and saw...More

2  Thank jlcauser
Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have to say that I hate EVERYTHING about Richmond, EXCEPT their zoo. This zoo was actually very impressive, both in what they have to offer for people visiting and with the variety of animals/facilities for the animals. I was disappointed that I was only...More

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed September 21, 2014

I have been here a few times over the past few years. Coming from New York, I was not sure what to expect compared to the Bronx Zoo, but I was pleasantly surprised. At the Richmond Zoo, you can feed giraffes and various other animals...More

Thank Readrun
Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

There are some nice things about the zoo such as being able to feed the animals. Our nephew had a great time feeding the giraffes. The enclosure are small and the animals don't seem to have a lot of enrichment for them to play with....More

Thank Lindsey R
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September 26, 2016|
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Response from 1975Asheville10 | Reviewed this property |
Depends, I could stay all day. Adults just walking through could get around in a couple of hours, but that's note the best way to enjoy this zoo. I love watching the animals. When I took my Grands 4 & 8 we probably stayed... More
September 13, 2016|
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Response from Janae H | Reviewed this property |
Web site says outside food and coolers are allowed. Picnic areas with umbrellas and covered pavilion area in park. Food is also available in the park. Pavilion has shade because of the cover. Occasional bench is in shade.
Shanna T
August 10, 2016|
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Response from Judi W | Reviewed this property |
Shanna I'm not really able to answer your questions. I think you would be better served visiting the zoo and making that determination on your own. It's clean and the animals are taken care of.