Open Daily from 9:30 am – 4 pm (last admission at 3 pm), except major winter holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day)

Please note:

  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • We welcome service animals, per the ADA guidelines. 
  • No outside pets allowed.
  • Some discounts on admissions cannot be honored at this time.

General Admission

Beginning Monday, October 24th, the Virginia Zoo “Asia: Trail of the Tiger” will experience a partial closure due to the replacement of the boardwalk surface and structure. Construction is expected to last through the spring of 2023. 

During construction, general Zoo admission will be discounted to $11 (including the Conservation and Technology Fee) for all ticket levels.

This price accounts for both potential impacts on the guest experience due to construction, as well as a new seasonal discount the Zoo is piloting for our cooler winter months.  

  • Adults (ages 12+) $17.95
  • Seniors (ages 62+) $15.95
  • Children (ages 2-11) $14.95


During construction, all ticket levels are discounted to $11 (including the Conservation and Technology Fee). Only other discount available is the Norfolk PowerUp! Program.

  • Norfolk PowerUp! Program *$4.95 admission

Please bring your valid Medicaid or qualifying insurance card with you upon arrival. If proof of discount qualification is not provided, you will be charged the cost to upgrade to a Full Price General Admission ticket.

Free Admission

  • Children under 2
  • Virginia Zoo Members
  • Individuals with ADA-Recognized Disability and One Companion can receive free admission upon request.

Refunds / Rainchecks

Most of our facilities are outside. Due to weather conditions, some animals may not be visible or on exhibit. We do not offer refunds or rainchecks.