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September 1 September 30 EDT

The Virginia Zoo and the YMCA of South Hampton Roads and the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas are swapping members for the month of September!

Zoo Members Visiting the Y:

  • Zoo members must 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 to activate a temporary Y membership.
  • Members of the Virginia Zoo can visit any of the 21 YMCA of South Hampton Roads locations.  For specific details about visiting those locations, visit ymcashr.org
  • Members of the Virginia Zoo can also visit any of the 13 YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas locations. For specific details about visiting those locations, visit ymcavp.org
  • Zoo members who join the Y in will pay no joining fee, a savings up to $100.
  • Once you’ve activated your Y membership, Zoo members can also take advantage of discounted member pricing on programs such as personal training in the month of September and register for fitness classes!

Y Members Visiting the Zoo:

  • Y members will enjoy free, unlimited admission to the Virginia Zoo during September, plus 10 percent off discounts in the gift shop and food service locations. Not valid for special events and education programs.
  • Advance reservations are not required. During your visit, please be ready to provide:
    • Personal identification
    • A valid membership card (can use the bar code on the YMCA’s app)
    • 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 September can take advantage of two extra months – free – on a Virginia Zoo membership.