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Virginia Zoo

#5 of 71 things to do in Norfolk Features Animals
3500 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23504-1329
+1 757-441-2374
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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“train ride” (53 reviews)
“red pandas” (20 reviews)
“baby giraffe” (18 reviews)
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3500 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23504-1329
+1 757-441-2374
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Though it was a 95 degree day and many animals showed they were smarter than us by napping in out of the way shady spots, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We've visited zoos all over the world and, though this zoo isn't very big, it's...More

Thank MargaritaDoug
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tip: Since we've visiting the area, we paid $0.99 for a month of the entertainment book's online subscription which is good for deals anywhere. The zoo has a deal in there for free child's admission with paid adult. Pros: Free parking! The grounds are very...More

Thank civil23
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Virginia Zoo is an enjoyable experience for all ages with beautiful gardens and large variety of animals. It is obvious the zoo cares about their animals. I highly recommend families explore the zoo.

Thank Allison B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Homegrown band, BuckShot, played at the Virginia Zoo Jun 24. Check out the website for more offerings... Sociable people, room for the kids to run around, "Mommy Juice" available, as well as food. Bring some friends & a picnic blanket or two!

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My granddaughter wanted to go to the Norfolk zoo and wanted me to take her. I had not been there for at least 20 years. I was pleasantly surprised. It was great. Not the Washington or Dallas zoo, but for Norfolk, it was a clean,...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful zoo with immaculate grounds and friendly informative staff members. They are currently working on the Reptile House so it is closed until November but everything else was open. The kids got to see the new baby giraffe and one of the zoo keepers was...More

Thank bubbleheadout
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time there. The zoo was very up to date and the animals looked very well cared for. There was a lovey garden also. Fav part - walking through the Australian Walkabout. Close and personal to kangaroos and wallabies. It's not big, only...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our 3 grandkids, The 3 year old did pretty good considering that there wasn't much to see. The giraffes were the best exhibit, it was fun to see one of the red pandas running around, we did love the train ride which was way...More

Thank fungranny55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a well-maintained zoo with some interesting animals to see. The information posted about the animals was interesting and concise.

Thank Joseph W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice day at the zoo. The crowds were small. I was disappointed in many areas were under construction. On a positive note, a baby giraffe was visable. A little over a month old and very cute. I think the name will be...More

Thank scokog
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Stella c
2 April 2017|
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Response from ReneandJesse S | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen any dogs during the numerous visits. But I was able to find this from the website for you: Many of our animals are rare and endangered species that have to be quarantined from native species and pets for... More
Stella c
2 April 2017|
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Response from Christopher B | Reviewed this property |
service dogs only
Lisa F
23 July 2016|
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Response from Carson J |
I think they have Asian small clawed otters