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The Virginia Zoo and the YMCA Of South Hampton Roads and the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas are swapping members for the month of August.Y Members visiting the Zoo:
Y members will enjoy free, unlimited admission to the Virginia Zoo during August, plus 10 percent discounts in the gift shop and foodservice locations. Not valid for special events and education programs.
Y members must reserve timed tickets before they arrive at the Zoo and will need to show:
Personal identification and
A valid membership card (can use the bar code on the YMCA’s app) and
Email confirmation of membership OR completed membership verification form (available from YMCA member services
YMCA members who join the Virginia Zoo during the month of August can take advantage of two extra months – free – on a Virginia Zoo membership.
If you are YMCA Member, please follow the instructions and use the promo code in the email from your home YMCA gym. Zoo staff are not able to help reserve tickets.
Zoo Members visiting the Y:
Members of the Virginia Zoo can visit any of the 22 YMCA of South Hampton Roads location up to five times in August to enjoy a safe place to exercise with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, indoor and outdoor pools, group fitness classes, and child care while you work out. For specific details about visiting those locations, visit ymcashr.org.
Members of the Virginia Zoo can also visit any of the 14 YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas locations. For specific details about visiting those locations, visit ymcavp.org.
Pre-registration is required for pools and fitness classes, but not to visit the Y.
Zoo members can also take advantage of discounted member pricing on programs such as personal training and summer camp in the month of August.
Zoo members show their valid Virginia Zoo membership card, photo ID, and complete a guest waiver form upon visiting any YMCA of South Hampton Roads or YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas location.
Zoo members who join the Y in August or September will pay no joining fee, a savings up to $100.
Both the Zoo and the Ys have modified operations due to the current covid-19 health crisis. Expect occupancy restrictions, limited access to certain programs or exhibits, and safety guidelines for visitors. Please visit the respective websites before scheduling your visit for further details.
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