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

All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you leave the Zoo, you may re-enter on the same day by showing your admission receipt at the ticket booth. Outside food or drinks are not allowed inside the Zoo.

general admission

Adults (12+)                   $17.95

Seniors (62+)                 $15.95

Children (2-11)             $14.95


Military, First Responder and AAA Members*         $2 off admission

Norfolk residents*                                                      $2 off admission

All College and University Students**                      $10 admission


• Children under 2

• Virginia Zoo Members

• Individual with ADA-Recognized Disability and One Companion

Norfolk PowerUp! Program

The Virginia Zoo will be offering $5 admission to all Virginia state-wide Medicaid card holders for this program. This does not apply across other Norfolk institutions. Please verify with ticketing or admissions offices. See more information on the PowerUp! program here.

*Active duty military, retired military, veterans, first responder personnel, and Norfolk residents and their dependent family members must present a valid government-issued ID.

**College and university students must present a valid institution-issued student ID.