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Virginia Zoo

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Address: 3500 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23504-1329
Phone Number: 757 441 2374
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The zoo is well themed and laid out. We enjoyed the kangaroo walk through and the red pandas. The cost of entry is not bad compared to the living museum that is only 1/8th the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Michael R
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took advantage of the senior Wednesday free admission they were offering. It's called the Virginia Zoo, but don't let that fool you. It doesn't come close to comparison to say the North Carolina Zoo. Maybe they should rename it the Norfolk or Tidewater Zoo to lower expectations. But to be fair, it's a nice zoo. The grounds are well kept... More 

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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo is well themed and laid out. We enjoyed the kangaroo walk through and the red pandas. The cost of entry is not bad compared to the living museum that is only 1/8th the size . I would come here instead of the living museum.

Thank Michael R
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice layout it could have been a little cheaper the animals seem some what happy. The reptile display is scary I really don't like snakes overall very cool place to visit.

Thank mreverywhere757
Norfolk, Virginia
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43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very pretty gardens and lovely walks. the wonderful animal collection is not always on view. special events here.

Thank rustyroohoo
Hopewell, Virginia
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great zoo! They are constantly making improvements. A family pass pays for it's self in 3 visits for a family of four. Great staff, there are usually keepers walking around talking about the animals.

Thank Christopher B
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a life long native of Norfolk I am proud to have watch their growth through the years. I have visited them from a child to, well, now. The exhibits have grown in diversity as well as their quality. While there you have to ride the train and hopefully have Conductor Steve as your guide. Recently we attended a wedding... More 

Thank lsbernst
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancee and I loved this place! The setup is awesome. You get to travel the world and see the different animals indigenous to that area!

Thank Rodriquez S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a shame, some of the children in the area have grown up with them and now they are gone. The zoo in due for a makeover.

Thank Jeff R
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This review is based on a visit that took place on 9.24.16, a Saturday. The prices have been raised this year to nearly $16 an adult ticket and nearly $12 for any child 3 and over. If you're looking to find out if it is worth the price, simply: no. If you participate in museum freebie days, have a bogo... More 

Thank Brittany C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place where the kids get to see the animals and discover new things about the animals and their habitat. Enjoy the food and get some exercise at the same time. Even take home a nice gift from their amazing selection of gifts for everything.

Thank 463gailt

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