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Military Appreciation Day at The Virginia Zoo

8 November 2013 by

The much anticipated event is almost here! 

After being re-scheduled due to weather tomorrow, Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 10AM to 4PM! is The USO of HRCV and The Virginia Zoo Military Appreciation Day!  Free admission with your valid military ID card for Active Duty, Retiree, Reserve/National Guard, DoD Civilians, and their eligible dependents.

Join the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia as they pay tribute to our service men and women and their families in our community. Food, fun and games for the entire family!  Also, be sure to check out there special giveaway for our fans on Social Media! http://tinyurl.com/ZooDay2013



Background on The USO of Hampton Roads & Central Virginia:

The USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia has centers throughout the area specifically designed to offer support and service to the military and their families in Southeast and Central Virginia through Information and Referral, Quality of Life, and Family Outreach Programs.

These service centers are the backbone of the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia. Each center is responsible for developing center activities, and works closely with the Administrative Office to provide a wide variety of assistance and outreach to fit the needs of military members and their families.

To keep up to date with the latest USO of HRCV events and news connect with us on our USO of HRCV Facebook page.


Background on The Virginia Zoo:

Make today your day of adventure at the Virginia Zoo! Journey to mysterious places inhabited by exotic animals from around the world. Board the Norfolk Southern Express train for an expedition to Asia – Trail of the Tiger and Africa’s Okavango Delta.

Discover elephants, orangutans, kangaroo, tapirs, giraffes, exotic birds and more! Watch the red panda as it climbs through the trees just above your head. Go nose-to-nose with a prairie dog from your own underground viewing bubble. Stroll through themed gardens or get wet in one of the Zoo’s water fountains.

Open year round, provides education and entertainment for people of all ages and is home to more than 400 animals on 53 beautifully landscaped acres.

Welcome to the Gardens:

Come see the animals in our gardens!  Most visitors come to the Virginia Zoo with animals on their minds, but plants are the first things they see.  Our gardens set the stage for guests and Zoo residents. We create naturalistic habitats for exotic and native animals. We design, grow and plant themed gardens, and we provide fresh plant treats for our animals. 

Zoo Happenings

There’s always something new and fun at the Virginia Zoo. Check out new arrivals, browse our newsroom or discover an animal to adopt!

New Arrivals and Births Who’s new at the Zoo? Find out here.

Event Calendar Check out the upcoming events planned at the Zoo and find out how you can be part of the fun.

Newsroom Read up on the latest releases and announcements from the Virginia Zoo.

New Exhibits Asia - Trail of the Tiger is now open!

Behind the Scenes Tours Feed the giraffes or meet the lions!

Adopt an Animal Adopt a meerkat or maybe an elephant! We’ll feed and care for them, but through Zoodoption, you help out by adopting your favorite animal.

Activities for Kids!

Enjoy the Virginia Zoo – both in person and online. Play games, plan a birthday party or learn more about onsite programs that are just for kids and their families.

Kid & Family Programs We offer storybook times, special programs for families and even Parents’ Night Out at the Virginia Zoo.

Birthday Parties Throw the picture-perfect celebration that combines a birthday bash with a trip to the Virginia Zoo!

Classes and Programs From scout programs to summer camp, the Zoo offers a variety of programs just our youngest guests.

Zoo Camp Have fun exploring and learning about wildlife in one of our Zoo camps! Camps are offered in the spring and summer.

And online activites at http://www.virginiazoo.org/activities-for-kids/index.asp

Follow the Virginia Zoo on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with the latest news and events!


The Virginia Zoo has long been a supporter of the military community.  The Virginia Zoo also offers a great Military Discount to show support for military members and their families.

Membership has its privileges. Members receive unlimited admission to the Zoo, discounts at our gift shop and restaurant, invitations to exclusive members-only events and more.

The Virginia Zoo is proud to offer a MILITARY DISCOUNT off membership!

Military Family is $75/year ($10 savings).  The military family rate offers the same benefits as family category (Two adults and members' children or grandchildren, 18 years and younger) with a military id.

Become a Zoo Member It’s easy and economical to become a Zoo member.

Reciprocal Zoos Your Virginia Zoo membership card can open the doors to other zoos and aquariums with discounted and even free admission.


Contact Information:

3500 Granby Street

Norfolk, VA 23504

 Phone: (757) 441-2374


Hope you can attend The USO of HRCV and The Virginia Zoo MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY NOVEMBER 9, 2013!  It'll be a wonderful day.

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