Virginia Zoo

Virginia Zoo, Norfolk: Hours, Address, Virginia Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

Virginia Zoo
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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jln1992
Pennsylvania28 contributions
Very pretty zoo
Aug 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed the zoo. When you first walkup it is very nicely landscaped and then as you enter you are greeted with a neat fountain that you can have a hands on experience with.

There are all kinds of animals there. When I went there were 5-7 giraffes (younger ones included) which was a beautiful sight to see. The monkeys were on their island gliding along from tree to tree, another awesome sight. They had zebras among many many other animals. Only a few animals were not on exihibit, but yet a great day and a wonderful family day.

They have a gift shop for buying souvenirs and penny souvenir machines along with colectible gold coin dispenser machines.

I suggest you order your tickets online before you go and set aside a whole day for this experience. Would recommend to others.
Written September 9, 2021
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ransga
Warner Robins, GA110 contributions
Not impressed
Sep 2021 • Family
A lot of exhibits were empty of animals. Outdoor open train ride requires masks but NO social distancing or cleaning between rides. Go figure…
10 minute ride for $2pp. Not much to see. Restaurants closed and the one that was open was out of items they advertised. Also soda/water machines on property were out of drinks. Empty Sanitizer dispensers.
Parking was good and no lines to get thru the gate. No way we would consider getting membership the way they operate now. Daily tickets are overpriced.
Written September 3, 2021
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Michael W
New Philadelphia, OH183 contributions
Great visit
Aug 2021 • Friends
Great zoo. Even with the hot weather, we were able to see most of the animals. Very well payed out.
Great visit with family
Written August 23, 2021
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Mickellee3
Hollidaysburg, PA43 contributions
Very nice zoo
Aug 2021 • Family
This is a very cute zoo and wonderful for kids! Bring a bathing suit because they have some cute fountains near the entrance that the kids can run around in. I would have given this 5/5 stars yet a lot of exhibits were closed.
Written August 17, 2021
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Tena
Dallas, TX38 contributions
We LOVE this zoo!!
Jul 2021 • Friends
We LOVED this zoo visit!! Easy to see everything. Beautiful green trees that shade a lot of the area. Animals were cute, happy and very active! Otters, giraffes, monkeys
They were all great!!
Written July 25, 2021
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Julie C
3 contributions
Nice family outing
May 2021 • Family
My teenagers & I spent about 2+ hours and pretty much saw everything you can see during the pandemic. There are a few sections that are still closed. Timed tickets kept the crowds manageable and people respected the social distancing guidelines. The zoo was clean & well maintained. We had a good time.
Written May 13, 2021
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Redwing227
Stinson Lake, NH149 contributions
Very nice day at the zoo.
Apr 2021 • Family
Took the 5 grandkids to the zoo. Very warm day however there was enough shade throughout which helped. They all loved the layout. It was such that you really got to see all there was. Especially loved seeing 5 giraffes at 5he same time. Most zoos that I have gone to only had 1. A few of the exhibits were closed the day we went. Place was clean and people friendly. Only negative was the price of the food at the cafeteria. Nothing special about the food but the price was sky high.
Written May 2, 2021
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Ashley
Newport News, VA10 contributions
Love it
Apr 2021
We visit the Virginia Zoo every month. The staff is great and very knowledgeable. We love the exhibits and all the animals.
Written April 19, 2021
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Brandon
Pittsburgh, PA154 contributions
Great Zoo
Feb 2021
The zoo is not quite as big as some other zoos that I have been to but it was still a nice walk to go through. Part of the zoo is closed though due to COVID which is sad. It's very easy to get throughout the zoo.
Written March 14, 2021
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Walter O
Severn, NC169 contributions
Great place to visit
Jan 2021
Virginia Zoo is a great place to go. Great staff and lots of exhibits. A favorite with the grandchildren !!
Written January 24, 2021
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