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Virginia Zoo

3500 Granby St., Norfolk

Zoo Visit for Two or Four to the Virginia Zoo (Up to 50% Off)

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Highlights

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

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Susan
11 ratings2 reviews
February 15, 2018
enjoy-a wonderful magical place
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Tiffany-Linn
4 ratings2 reviews
February 20, 2018
We love the Virginia Zoo!
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Don
4 ratings2 reviews
February 16, 2018
Early in the day there was virtually no crowd so opportunities for photos of animals were abundant. Clean, and small enough to make a leisurely day of it.
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leslie
6 ratings4 reviews
February 20, 2018
Take your time and enjoy the exhibits.
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Yolanda
3 ratings2 reviews
August 10, 2016
Make sure the weather is right. Bring a camera for memories and call to be sure the petting zoo is open kids seem to love that part.
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CINDY
3 ratings2 reviews
February 20, 2018
Pack a lunch and eat at the park. Remember to get your hand stamped for re entry
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MarianneTOP REVIEWER
6 ratings6 reviews
February 20, 2018
Allow plenty of time so you do not have to rush from area to area. In warm weather be prepared for water play at the fountain.
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JudyTOP REVIEWER
32 ratings23 reviews
August 10, 2016
I love the zoo. I like the Richmond zoo better because the animals get to have more space to move around. You get to feed some of the animals also. The Norfolk Zoo now charges for children that are 2 and over which makes for an expensive outing when one has more than 1 child over the age of 2
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What You'll Get

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.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $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.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 29, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person per visit. Valid for regular admission only. Not valid for special events including "Zoo Boo" or educational programs. Not valid in combination with any other offers, discounts, or promotions. Groupons not redeemed by 3/29/15 will be automatically refunded by Groupon. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.