After more than three months of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virginia Zoo is now open with some modifications and a new schedule.
Some amenities and exhibits will be temporarily closed, including the World of Reptiles, ZooFarm, Enrichment Playground and Water Plaza. Keeper Chats, ZooLive! Stage presentations and other animal encounters are cancelled.
Tickets and reservations can be made up to 2 weeks in advance. All tickets must be purchased and reserved in advance for a specific entry time slot – this even applies to Zoo Members. Reservations are available beginning at 10 am with the last reservation at 2 pm. Once inside the Zoo, there is no time limit on your visit.
The Zoo is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm.
All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Outside food or drinks are not allowed inside the Zoo.
Please note: Some discounts on admissions cannot be honored at this time.
Adults (12+) $17.95
Seniors (62+) $15.95
Children (2-11) $14.95
Due to the need to monitor the Zoo’s visitor capacity, and advanced ticket sales only, these discounts are temporarily not available at this time.
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
• Due to the need to monitor the Zoo’s visitor capacity, and advanced ticket sales only, Individual with ADA-Recognized Disability and One Companion can call to reserve available tickets.
Due to the need to monitor the Zoo’s visitor capacity, and advanced ticket sales only, this discount is temporarily not available at this time.
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.
Reciprocal Memberships cannot be honored at this time.
*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. Please note: Multiple discounts cannot be combined.