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An adventure awaits at the Virginia Zoo.

From the plains of Africa to the jungles of Asia, the Virginia Zoo is a world of discovery. Open year round, the Zoo offers fun, education and excitement for everyone.

Meet and greet tigers, kangaroos, red pandas, giraffes and more. Take a ride on the Zoo train or stroll through our gorgeous gardens. It’s an adventure for the whole family!

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. We welcome service animals, per the ADA guidelines.  No outside pets allowed.

Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm (except on major winter holidays).

Please note: The Reptile Building is closed for renovations. “World of Reptiles” opens Summer 2018 with more than 60 exhibits including crocodiles, a frog lab, reptile nursery, venomous snake gallery, a conservation classroom, a family restroom and other improved visitor amenities.


The Virginia Zoo is located at 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504.

Virginia Zoo Map

Use our map, printed on recycled paper, to find your way around the Zoo with ease. Our map also makes a great take-home memento of your visit.


Tickets can be purchased ahead of time or before you enter the park. Guests may also purchase memberships to get more bang for your buck and visit the Zoo more often.


From free parking to dining options and fun activities for the kids, the Zoo has everything you need all in one location.

Exhibits and Gardens

From the towering Masai giraffe, to the tiny poison dart frog, the Virginia Zoo is home to more than 500 furry, feathered and scaly animal friends, not to mention countless plants as well.

Virginia Zoo App

The app, which is available for both iOS and Android users, is designed to enhance each guest’s experience before, during, and after their visit to the Zoo!