ALL ABOARD THE NORFOLK SOUTHERN EXPRESS  

Climb aboard the Zoo Train for a fun and informative journey around the Zoo.

Tickets are $2 per rider.

Train tokens may be purchased at the ticket booth and at the train station. Children under 2 years old ride for free and do not need a token.

Zoo Train Facts           

  • The Zoo train is a 1/3 scale model of a C.P. Huntington steam engine.
  • Four coaches can accommodate more than 80 passengers – adults and children.
  • The permanent track is 3/4 of a mile long.
  • Riders board the train at the Beazley Foundation Station located near the entry plaza.
  • The train is ADA compliant – and can accommodate wheelchairs.
  • The train does not operate in rain or inclement weather.
  • Funds raised from the sales of train tickets support conservation programs and animal exhibit expansion.
  • The train has a 4-cylinder engine that is gasoline operated.
  • The engine weighs about 6,100 pounds and each coach weighs approximately 2,700 pounds

BECOME A VIRGINIA ZOO TRAIN ENGINEER FOR THE DAY

Train Hours

Daily beginning at 11am with the last ride at 3:30 pm. 

The Zoo train will only operate during times that the temperature is above 55 degrees. As always, the train will be closed during inclement weather.

Please call (757) 441-2374 for daily train schedule and departure times.