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Virginia Zoo

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3500 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23504-1329
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for a visit on a chilly fall afternoon. Had a great time walking around seeing the animals. Not too huge you need multiple trips to see it all. Highlights were the red panda, tiger, and nearly completed reptile house.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank supapfunk
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We needed something to do for the day and this was a great choice. They have many wonderful animals. The even had a baby giraffe! The park is very clean and handicap friendly. They offer wheelchairs and motorized chairs. Lots of animals to see. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda B
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

My 2 yr old, my hubby and I went to the Norfolk Zoo on Halloween. They had a big to do going on for the kiddos. It started at 10am and ended at 5pm. They were packed!! It was wall to wall kids in costume,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 1TravelingTrio
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Three hours at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk was just what everyone needed on an overcast and blustery day. Everything was even better as we stumbled upon Zoo Boo, their annual Halloween celebration so everyone was dressed up. Even the animals got into the act....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed October 23, 2018

The day was so hot and we went mid day. Many of the animals were sleeping but even watching them sleep was fun. I miss the elephants but am glad that wisdom of having them in a better elephant environment prevailed. The grounds are so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Z1422NEpamelac
Reviewed October 16, 2018

The zoo itself is wonderful and worth the membership if you will go more. The new reptile place took forever to open but it was WELL WORTH the wait. Super nice and lots of reptiles.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah L
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

I brought my college aged son and my middle school to the Zoo Columbus Weekend which also happened to be Family Weekend at my sons college. We love to visit zoos and we had a few hours to getaway from campus. Perfect size for having...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hestradas
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

We love this zoo so much! It is well maintained, clean, beautiful, and fun! It’s the perfect size for independent toddlers to walk around, plus the zoo keepers are friendly and well informed about the animals and exhibits. We’ve been members for the full two...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patricia P
Reviewed October 4, 2018

What an amazing zoo they have. It was so clean and it was a nice experience would recommend a must see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank julieajohnston62
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a great zoo but lots of walking! Definitely bring a stroller. A highlight is the splash pad so bring bathing suits to run through the sprinklers after your visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sara F
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Lindsay A
August 6, 2018|
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Response from VirginiaKayak | Reviewed this property |
Parking is free.
Ashley S
July 25, 2018|
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Response from sbanks1971 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just saw this. I don’t see any wagons
July 21, 2018|
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Response from Tammy- L | Reviewed this property |
When we where there we did not see any most of the animals were inside way to hot but we did enjoy our day