Virginia Zoological Park

★★★★☆
  • 3500 Granby St

    Norfolk, VA 23504

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  • 757-441-5227

About Virginia Zoological Park

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Daily 10am-5pm

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Hello, readers! I work at the Va Zoo and I would like to clarify that the last hour on Sundays is NO LONGER free. Thank you!

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Hello, readers! I work at the Va Zoo and I would like to clarify that the last hour on Sundays is NO LONGER free. Thank you!

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This is a very beautiful place to go. There is lots to do and it is fun for the whole family. This place is always very clean and the people that are there are very helpful and friendly.

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This is a very beautiful place to go. There is lots to do and it is fun for the whole family. This place is always very clean and the people that are there are very helpful and friendly.

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If you have never been to this zoo don't think you are going to a big National Zoo. Norfolk is a rather small city so we have a small zoo. You get what you pay for. I found the farm animals to be lacking and the North American animal exhibits to be neglected. The newly renovated African Animal exhibit makes up for the others. I think the zoo in the process of revamping the entire park and just doing a chunk at the time. It is a great place in the summers to walk around. Their butterfly garden is a great place to take pictures of wildlife. If you live in the area I would suggest getting a season's pass but if you live on the peninsula or deep on the southside I would pass on the yearly pass and just go out there whenever you can. It is a very stroller friendly park and if you have wagons they are more than welcomed for pulling the kiddos around.

The parking lot is large and parking is free.

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If you have never been to this zoo don't think you are going to a big National Zoo. Norfolk is a rather small city so we have a small zoo. You get what you pay for. I found the farm animals to be lacking and the North American animal exhibits to be neglected. The newly renovated African Animal exhibit makes up for the others. I think the zoo in the process of revamping the entire park and just doing a chunk at the time. It is a great place in the summers to walk around. Their butterfly garden is a great place to take pictures of wildlife. If you live in the area I would suggest getting a season's pass but if you live on the peninsula or deep on the southside I would pass on the yearly pass and just go out there whenever you can. It is a very stroller friendly park and if you have wagons they are more than welcomed for pulling the kiddos around.

The parking lot is large and parking is free.

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The Virginia Zoological Park in Norfolk, VA is a smaller zoo, but they make up for it in other areas. They have a great Afica exhibit where the animals seem to roam free although they really don't. They have paths that are high up so you look down on even the giraffes! There is a fountain in the front entrance that kids can play in and is great on a hot day. The cages are larger than at most zoos too.

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The Virginia Zoological Park in Norfolk, VA is a smaller zoo, but they make up for it in other areas. They have a great Afica exhibit where the animals seem to roam free although they really don't. They have paths that are high up so you look down on even the giraffes! There is a fountain in the front entrance that kids can play in and is great on a hot day. The cages are larger than at most zoos too.

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If you are looking for a fun day with the family, the zoo is a great place to go. Children love the animals and it is pretty inexpensive for parents.

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If you are looking for a fun day with the family, the zoo is a great place to go. Children love the animals and it is pretty inexpensive for parents.

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The Norfolk Zoo is small and doesn't have a ton of animals, but will be satisfactory for young children who just want to see the usual favorites. The cafe and gift shop on the premises are also small but decent and well-maintained. The admission prices have risen quite a bit in the last few years, but with the new additions to the zoo and the fun family atmosphere, it's worth the price. I'm excited to see what will happen as they continue to expand the zoo ...

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The Norfolk Zoo is small and doesn't have a ton of animals, but will be satisfactory for young children who just want to see the usual favorites. The cafe and gift shop on the premises are also small but decent and well-maintained. The admission prices have risen quite a bit in the last few years, but with the new additions to the zoo and the fun family atmosphere, it's worth the price. I'm excited to see what will happen as they continue to expand the zoo ...

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The zoo has come along way since I was a kid. It is alot neater now, and def. more developed. The last time I went was with my sons class. I was very unimpressed. Some of the species only had one of their kind. Maybe it is just me, but that is not right.

PROS: Good views of all the animals, great garden, bathrooms all over
CONS: only one of certian species

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The zoo has come along way since I was a kid. It is alot neater now, and def. more developed. The last time I went was with my sons class. I was very unimpressed. Some of the species only had one of their kind. Maybe it is just me, but that is not right.

PROS: Good views of all the animals, great garden, bathrooms all over
CONS: only one of certian species

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My children love to go to the Zoo , this is one of their favorite warm weather activites. Since its remodleing the Norfolk zoo is great. The water fountains at the front are a great way for the kids to cool down on a hot day. The smaller children love the petting zoo. We find the staff to be very friendly the park is clean and we return every year.

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My children love to go to the Zoo , this is one of their favorite warm weather activites. Since its remodleing the Norfolk zoo is great. The water fountains at the front are a great way for the kids to cool down on a hot day. The smaller children love the petting zoo. We find the staff to be very friendly the park is clean and we return every year.

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MY KIDS LOVE TO GO TO THE ZOO. THIS ZOO HAS COME ALONG WAY. OUR ENTIRE PRESCHOOL LOVED IT, THERE IS LOTS TO SEE AND DO. THE WATER FOUNTAINS AT THE ENTRANCE ARE PERFECT FOR THE HOT DAYS. ALL OF THE ANIMALS ARE SO MUCH FUN FOR THE KIDS TO LEARN ABOUT !

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MY KIDS LOVE TO GO TO THE ZOO. THIS ZOO HAS COME ALONG WAY. OUR ENTIRE PRESCHOOL LOVED IT, THERE IS LOTS TO SEE AND DO. THE WATER FOUNTAINS AT THE ENTRANCE ARE PERFECT FOR THE HOT DAYS. ALL OF THE ANIMALS ARE SO MUCH FUN FOR THE KIDS TO LEARN ABOUT !

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My entire family loves the zoo. THe smaller children enjoy the petting zoo. We buy season passes each year so the kids can go as often as they want. We recently attended a birthday party at the zoo and the kids loved it. What a great idea.

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My entire family loves the zoo. THe smaller children enjoy the petting zoo. We buy season passes each year so the kids can go as often as they want. We recently attended a birthday party at the zoo and the kids loved it. What a great idea.

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great place to have a playgroup..go with friends,family its alot more fun..and its close to home for us..the boys had so much fun got to see lots of animals..

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great place to have a playgroup..go with friends,family its alot more fun..and its close to home for us..the boys had so much fun got to see lots of animals..

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The Norfolk zoo is so much fun! They recently renovated part of the zoo and added a really neat African exhbiti that rivals some of the best zoos in the country! I love their reptile house and farm animals section, too. The garden and greenhouse is absolutely peaceful and beautiful. There is even a park right next door where you can sit and have a picnic lunch. The zoo is a lot of fun and a wonderful place to take the kids and family.

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The Norfolk zoo is so much fun! They recently renovated part of the zoo and added a really neat African exhbiti that rivals some of the best zoos in the country! I love their reptile house and farm animals section, too. The garden and greenhouse is absolutely peaceful and beautiful. There is even a park right next door where you can sit and have a picnic lunch. The zoo is a lot of fun and a wonderful place to take the kids and family.

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Children of all ages will love the Virginia Zoo. This zoo is slightly smaller than zoo's in larger cities, however it perfectly meets the attention span of young children.

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Children of all ages will love the Virginia Zoo. This zoo is slightly smaller than zoo's in larger cities, however it perfectly meets the attention span of young children.

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Have you gone to the Zoo yet? If not the Zoo offers FREE admission to the park for the last hour.hat is right you heard me. The last our. I wnt with my son and thought 1hour that is not enough. I did it though. We saw what seemed to be everthing and it was great.

PROS: The pros for the Zoo is that it is free.I made it with no problem you can.
CONS: If you like to really take your time the last hour may not work for you.

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Have you gone to the Zoo yet? If not the Zoo offers FREE admission to the park for the last hour.hat is right you heard me. The last our. I wnt with my son and thought 1hour that is not enough. I did it though. We saw what seemed to be everthing and it was great.

PROS: The pros for the Zoo is that it is free.I made it with no problem you can.
CONS: If you like to really take your time the last hour may not work for you.

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