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Hours & Ticketing


Hours and Location

Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm (except on major winter holidays). The Virginia Zoo is located at 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504.


  • Adults: $11
  • Children: $9 (ages 2-11)
  • Senior Citizens: $10 (ages 62 and older)
  • With Valid Military I.D.: $10
  • Current AAA Member: $10
  • Children under 2: Free
  • Virginia Zoo Members: Free
  • With Valid Norfolk College Student ID: Free
  • Individual with ADA-Recognized Disability and One Companion: Free

Train Tokens are $2 for riders age 2 and up, and can be purchased at the entrance ticket booths or at the train station located near the entrance plaza. Both locations can accept credit cards.

VISA, MasterCard and cash are accepted throughout the Zoo. Discover, American Express and personal checks can only be processed at the Membership Office, Gift Shop, Restaurant and Train.

All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

African Village Restaurant – Winter Schedule

Open Monday – Friday from 11 am to 4 pm and  weekend from 10 am to 5 pm.

Beastro Snack Bar – Winter Schedule

Will reopen March 1.

Dippin Dots

Will reopen on March 1.

Wheelchair, Wagon and Stroller Rentals

Wheelchairs, wagons and strollers are available for guest rental.  The fee is $10 and guests receive a refund of $5 when they return the equipment with rental receipt.  The rental booth is located across from the Gift Shop.


Please note that outside food or drinks are not allowed inside the Zoo.

If you want to have a picnic lunch, consider visiting Lafayette Park, just outside the Virginia Zoo. Located at the intersection of Granby and 35th Streets, the park features picnic shelters and a new playground. For information about this park or the City of Norfolk’s Department of Parks and Recreation, visit

If you leave the Zoo for your picnic, you may re-enter on the same day by showing you admission receipt at the ticket booth.

2015 Holiday Closings

We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and a wonderful Zoo Year!

  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2015
  • Closed Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, 2015
  • Closed Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2015
  • Closed New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1, 2016

All rates are subject to change.

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