Virginia Zoo

Norfolk

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Inside a 53-acre zoo, more than 400 animals roam continent-themed habitats and 10 eco-friendly gardens bloom

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Promotional value expires Mar 31, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only for regular admission. Not valid for special events or educational programs or in combination with any other offers, discounts, or promotions. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Virginia Zoo - Norfolk: Zoo Visit for Two or Four to the Virginia Zoo (Up to Half Off)

Lions are unpredictable creatures, which is why you should never approach them in the wild or depend on them to babysit your pet gazelle. Have a brush with the animal kingdom with this Groupon.

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  • $11 for a zoo visit for two (up to a $22 value)
  • $22 for a zoo visit for four (up to a $44 value)

See the zoo map for a layout of enclosures and attractions.

Though Virginia Zoo sometimes offers a discounted price, this Groupon is still the best deal available.

Virginia Zoo

Before visitors to the AZA-accredited Virginia Zoo see any of its live animals, a life-size statue of an African elephant greets them. The zoo's 53 acres of landscaped grounds have welcomed new sculptures, enclosures, and eco-friendly innovations in recent decades that build on a 100-year legacy of conservation.

Mammals such as African lions and kangaroos, birds such as rhino hornbills and African crowned cranes, and a variety of snakes and amphibians roam themed habitats—some of which are interactive or equipped with viewing bubbles that protect visitors from any monkeys with paintball guns. Visitors can view these protected creatures by walking or by taking a narrated ride on the Zoo Train, a one-third scale working model of a C.P. Huntington steam engine. Zoo staffers work to preserve 16 of the resident species through cooperative breeding, field projects, and reintroduction initiatives as part of the AZA's Species Survival Programs.

Each year, Virginia Zoo staff and volunteers work together to design and plant 10 themed gardens filled with colorful exotic plants, many of which are given as treats to their 400 animals. In the garden, visitors can learn about composting, using rain barrels, and ticketing littering garden gnomes. Projects, such as recycling old tires into planters and industrial spools into stepping stones, teach children about reuse, too. The zoo also builds on its conservation efforts with an array of environmental conservation programs. Staffers use only natural rainfall and drip irrigation to water the gardens, establish rain gardens to absorb runoff, and educate visitors on environmentally friendly gardening practices in the eco-garden—earning the zoo a designation as a Virginia Green attraction.

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976 Ratings

enjoy-a wonderful magical place
Susan S. · April 30, 2015
We love the Virginia Zoo!
Tiffany-Linn V. · April 9, 2015
Be sure to see the Red Pandas
Judy T. · March 31, 2015

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