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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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3500 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23504-1329
+1 757-441-2374
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went first thing when they opened, and all the animals were out and most were active. I especially loved the garden area, of which there were touches all over the park. Kids enjoyed the animals and the large water feature located and the entrance/exit,...More

Thank 3fnKids
Reviewed 2 days ago

My kids love going there! There are different sections so you can do it all in a few hours or split it up and make it a short outing with the family. In the summer time the sprinklers are super fun!

Thank EstherVA208
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice zoo for a urban environment. The enclosures are spacious and modern. The exhibit signs could have some more information..

Thank mmbtravel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This zoo is great for families with young kids. We can walk the entire zoo in a morning. They have all the "major" animals a 4 year old would want to see. Is it on par with the San Diego zoo? No, lol. Is it...More

Thank ShVir
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There was a lot of shade at this zoo and it was set up where you can see the animals as close up as possible. They had some beautiful animals and it wasn't congested like some zoos are. My favorite was the Australian Walkabout where...More

Thank stacydewberry
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Virginia Zoo is a hidden treasure that is sure to please the entire family. The Zoo is clean and inviting. Most of the exhibits throughout the zoo have been updated. It is a little pricey but they offer discounts (10% I think) for certain...More

Thank Yankee06360
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in on the way back from OBX. Spent about four hours (without the closed reptile house). It was a hot day, but there were two spots to cool off in; a splash area of fountains out front and fountains after the Asia area. For...More

Thank Netlava
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the zoo! We were there on a cloudy day and all of the animals were out. The children really enjoyed seeing the baby giraffe. As we were waiting for the train we saw a 2 baby ducks walking around with their parents. As...More

Thank Denise P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here with the grandkids during our visit to the Norfolk area. After all who doesn't like a zoo. The Virginia Zoo was very nice. Clean and laid out in a way that made it easy to navigate. The kids enjoyed all the animals...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the Virginia Zoo. There is always someone who is around to explain things. There is a lot to see.Very clean and friendly.

Thank Jacquelynn B
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Stella c
are dogs allowed to be brought into the zoo ?
1 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
are dogs allowed
1 April 2017|
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Response from Christopher B | Reviewed this property |
service dogs only
Lisa F
Are there otters ? My husband and daughter loves otters and was unable to see them at Washington Zoo
22 July 2016|
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Response from Carson J |
I think they have Asian small clawed otters