YMCA & Virginia Zoo Swap Members for Second Year

The Virginia Zoo partners with both the YMCA of South Hampton Roads and the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas to swap members during the month of August.

More than 60,000 YMCA members will enjoy free, unlimited admission to the Virginia Zoo during August, plus 10 percent discounts in the gift shop and foodservice locations. Not valid for special events and education programs.

Members of the Virginia Zoo can visit any of the 22 YMCA of South Hampton Roads locations or 14 YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas locations in August to enjoy a safe place to exercise with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, indoor and outdoor pools, group fitness classes, and child care while you work out. Pre-registration is required for pools and fitness classes, but not to visit the Y. Zoo members can also take advantage of discounted member pricing on programs such as personal training and summer camp in the month of August.

Zoo members show their valid Virginia Zoo membership card, photo ID, and complete a guest waiver form upon visiting any YMCA of South Hampton Roads or YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas location. Y members will reserve timed tickets before they arrive at the Zoo and will need to show a valid YMCA membership card and email confirmation. For more information, visit ymcashr.org/zoo-swap.

YMCA members who join the Virginia Zoo during the month of August can take advantage of two extra months – free – on a Virginia Zoo membership. Zoo members who join the Y in August or September will pay no joining fee, a savings up to $100.

Both the Zoo and the Ys have modified operations due to the current covid-19 health crisis. Expect occupancy restrictions, limited access to certain programs or exhibits, and safety guidelines for visitors. Please visit the respective websites before scheduling your visit for further details.