Become a Zoo Member

Make your adventure last all year. Members receive free admission to the Zoo, discounts at our gift shop and restaurant, invitations to exclusive events and much more. Best of all, a portion of your membership helps support our more than 700 animal inhabitants through the conservation fund.

Membership Levels

hedgehog Individual


One adult named on card.

2 baby armadillos Zoo For Two


Two adults living in the same household or one adult plus a guest.



One adult and member’s children or grandchildren (18 years and younger).



Two adults living in the same household or one adult plus a guest and members’ children or grandchildren (18 years and younger).



Same benefits as Two Adult Household category plus 1 guest per visit.



Same benefits as Two Adult Household category plus 3 guests per visit.

Be a part of our zoo family!

Virginia Zoo Membership plans include year-round access to the Zoo, discounts on purchases and other EXCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS.

Membership discounts:

A $10 discount (applicable for all membership levels) will be given to Military, First Responders, or Seniors (62+), Teachers, and City of Norfolk Employees. For all of our membership discounts, please visit our membership office and present your ID to purchase a discounted membership.

Thank you for helping us create a greener membership process.

Membership pricing is valid beginning November 1, 2018. Please note, the membership levels have changed names (from Family to Household), but benefits have not been reduced.


Primary and secondary adult cardholder names cannot be changed during the membership year.

For members who wish to include another adult on the membership, such as a nanny or babysitter, up to one additional adult from outside the household may be listed on the Household Plus and Household Deluxe level memberships. If the third adult name changes during your yearly membership cycle, a $5 fee will be charged for the name change and reprinting of the membership cards. 

Under the Internal Revenue Service regulations covering Charitable Contributions, members may deduct the amount of their membership fee less the fair market value of benefits received. The estimated fair market value of benefits received for all membership categories is $10. The Virginia Zoological Society is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization, federal tax ID number is 51-0253147. We recommend you consult your Tax Accountant for further clarification.