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Hours and Location

The Virginia Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except on major winter holidays). The Virginia Zoo is located at 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504.

Admission

  • 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 I.D.: 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

The African Village Restaurant is open Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. The restaurant is located in the Zoo’s Africa section.

Beastro Snack Bar – Winter Schedule

During the month of November, the Beastro Snack Bar is closed Monday – Friday (unless high temperature is 60 or above) and open weekends from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. (unless high temperatures are below 55). The Beastro Snack Bar will be closed from December to February. The restaurant is located in the Zoo’s barnyard.

Dippin Dots

During the month of November, the Dippin Dots Snack Bar is closed Monday – Friday (unless high temperature is 60 or above) and open weekends from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. (unless high temperatures are below 55). Dippin Dots will be closed from December to February. The restaurant is located in the Zoo’s Africa Section.

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.

Picnics

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 www.norfolk.gov/rpos.

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.

2014 Holiday Closings

The Virginia Zoo will be closed on the following dates. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and a wonderful Zoo Year!

  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2014
  • Closed Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, 2014
  • Closed Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, 2014
  • Closed New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1, 2015

All rates are subject to change.

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