Stroll through the botanical gardens, watch kangaroo feedings, and meet animals from around the world at Virginia Zoo. Categorized by geographical region, the zoo is home to over 400 animals including those found in Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, and more. Meet Malayan tigers, elephants, orangutans, rhinos, elephants, kangaroos, red pandas, and many other exotic animals. Stroll through the botanical gardens, watch kangaroo feedings, take a train ride through the zoo for a small fee, and explore the children's zoo. You can park for free in the designated parking lot. Make Virginia Zoo a centerpiece of your Norfolk vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Norfolk visit app.
Virginia Zoo Reviews
This zoo is 53 acres (which is small compared to our over 500 acre zoo). It's open year round. We were charged the full price even though many of the animals were not on exhibit and the entire... more »
We visited this zoo on a Friday which happened to be a free admission day. Was lucky enough to be able to get a parking space close to the entrance. It is very well laid out and although the... more »
Awesome place to visit! Many critters are here that you would probably never see in the wild, in your lifetime! There were also zoo employees at different places throughout the zoo, who had little bits of information about the various animals that you were viewing at the time. We found that to be more informative and interesting than the plaques near the various cages/enclosures!
The VA Zoo was fantastic!! There were so many types of wild animals and they had it organized in a really easy to maneuver layout. I especially liked being eye to eye with the giraffes and the animals looked well cared for. The price was a little steep for our price point but if you catch a deal than it was well worth the admission. The train and restaurant were cool too. Loved it!!
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