Military Discounts & Incentives
Membership has its privileges. Make your adventure last all year. Members receive free admission to the Zoo, discounts at our gift shop and restaurant, invitations to exclusive events and much more. Best of all, a portion of your membership helps support our more than 500 animal inhabitants through the conservation fund.
The Virginia Zoo is proud to offer a MILITARY DISCOUNT off membership and single day admission:
Single day tickets:
Military Adult* $13.95
Military Senior* $11.95
Military Child* $10.95
*active duty and retired military personnel and their dependent family members with valid military ID
(Children under 2 FREE, Virginia Zoo Members FREE, Norfolk College Students with valid ID FREE, Individual with ADA-Recognized Disability and One Companion: FREE)
All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
If you leave the Zoo, you may re-enter on the same day by showing you admission receipt at the ticket booth. Outside food or drinks are not allowed inside the Zoo.
Military Family is $89/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.
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.
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.
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
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