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Virginia Zoo and Children's Museum Share Members For Holidays

11 December 2013 by

If you have a membership to either The Virginia Zoo or The Portsmouth Children's Museum, I have great news for you!  THE VIRGINIA ZOO AND CHILDREN'S MUSEUM ARE SHARING MEMBERS FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!

NORFOLK, Va. - The Virginia Zoo, in Norfolk, Va., and the Children's Museum of Virginia, in Portsmouth, Va., are helping their members celebrate the holiday season by honoring each other's memberships Dec. 14 through 31, 2013.

"Educating and entertaining children are central to both organizations, and we both wanted to do a little something for our members this holiday season," said Greg Bockheim, executive director of the Virginia Zoo.

Members of the Zoo and the Children's Museum simply need to show their membership card and valid photo ID at either attraction Dec. 14 through 31, and they will receive the same number of free admissions they would at the attraction to which they are members.

This is a great opportunity to take advantage of two wonderful places under one membership.  I highly recommend both as my kids have enjoyed going to both the Zoo and the Children's Musuem for years and what better timing than during Holiday Break from School.

Also, don't forget that The Virignia Zoo and The Children's Museum offer great Military Discounts on membership.  Either membership would make a great holiday gift!   Here are the details:

Background on The Virginia Zoo membership:

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.

To learn more about what the Virignia Zoo has to offer visit there Webpage on MilitaryBridge!

Background on the Children's Museum membership:

Annual Membership Privileges - Four Museums. One Low Price.

  • Unlimited admission to all four Portsmouth Museums: Children's Museum of Virginia, Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, Lightship Portsmouth and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum
  • Invitations to exhibit openings and special receptions
  • Discount at the Museum Gift Shops
  • 10% discount on the purchase of a gift membership
  • Discount tuition on classes and workshops
  • Quarterly Portsmouth Museums newsletter
  • A birthday card from Andalo for each member of Andalo’s Birthday Club
  • Unlimited admission to Winter Wonderland at Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
  • $2 off per ticket at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
  • 10% discount at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Gift Shop

Membership Levels

Friend: $50 - Includes all annual membership privileges for one person and 10% discount in the Museum Gift Shops.

Enthusiast: $80 - Includes all annual membership privileges for a total of 4 people and 10% discount in the Museum Gift Shops.

Stargazer: $125 - Includes all annual membership privileges for a total of 4 people plus an Association of Children's Museums Reciprocal Membership and North American Reciprocal Museums program plus the Association of Science and Technology Centers Passport Program giving you access to more than 1,000 museums across the country, discount on Birthday Parties, and 15% discount in the Museum Gift Shops.

Visionary: $275 - Includes all Stargazer Level privileges for a total of 6 people
plus 2 guest passes, one free Museums Camp admission, and 20% discount in the Museum Gift Shops.

10% Membership discount for Seniors (62+) and Military (with I.D.)

Happy Holidays and hope you can take advantage of enjoying two wonderful places under one membership during the holiday season!

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