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An adventure awaits at the Virginia Zoo.

From the plains of Africa to the jungles of Asia, the Virginia Zoo is a world of discovery. Open year round, the Zoo offers fun, education and excitement for everyone.

Meet and greet tigers, emus, red pandas, giraffes, snakes and more. Take a ride on the Zoo train or stroll through our gorgeous gardens. It’s an adventure for the whole family!

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. We welcome service animals, per the ADA guidelines.  No outside pets allowed.

Hours (as of April 12, 2021):

Open daily from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm


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. Take a look at what you can expect on your next Zoo visit.

Some amenities and exhibits will be temporarily closed, including the World of Reptiles, ZooFarm, Australia Walkabout, Enrichment Playground and Water Plaza. Keeper Chats, ZooLive! Stage presentations and other animal encounters are cancelled.


The Virginia Zoo is located at 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504.

Virginia Zoo Map

Use our map to find your way around the Zoo with ease. Download our app or check the map boards located within the Zoo to find your way around!


Tickets must be purchased ahead of time before you enter the park. Guests may also purchase memberships to get more bang for your buck and visit the Zoo more often.


From free parking to dining options and fun activities for the kids, the Zoo has everything you need all in one location.

Exhibits and Gardens

From the towering Masai giraffe, to the tiny poison dart frog, the Virginia Zoo is home to more than 500 furry, feathered and scaly animal friends, not to mention countless plants as well.

Virginia Zoo App

The app, which is available for both iOS and Android users, is designed to enhance each guest’s experience before, during, and after their visit to the Zoo!