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Address: 1228 Hunter Mill Rd, Vienna, VA 22182-1300 (Formerly Reston Zoo)
Phone Number:
+1 703-757-6222
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Don't expect sidewalk viewing of lions, tigers or great apes, rather...

Don't expect sidewalk viewing of lions, tigers or great apes, rather friendly interactions with the feathered and furry. Visitors can purchase animal feed items, such as parakeet sticks, and watch as the colorful birds land at their fingertips; feed cups to hand feed giant watusi and gentle llamas on the safari wagon ride, or bottle feed little lambs and goats. Roer's Zoofari also holds a "Creature Feature" at 10, noon and 2pm where guests enjoy an informal animal meet and greet with a parrot, ferret, alligator, snake or other small animal.

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Feeding the Animals

Took our grandchildren and they had a ball feeding all the animals and learning about the different species and reptiles,especially feeding Waffles the baby Giraffe.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
Frank M
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Took our grandchildren and they had a ball feeding all the animals and learning about the different species and reptiles,especially feeding Waffles the baby Giraffe.

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1 Thank Frank M
Fairfax, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I took my 6 years old daughter to this place a couple times and she loved it. It's more like a petting zoo and she always had a good time. For a parent I guess that's important but that's where the good stops. It's a small place, and probably only takes you a hour or so (unless you wait 30... More 

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2 Thank hai0909
RoersZoofari, Owner at Roer's Zoofari, responded to this review

OH NO! I am sorry there seems to have been some confusion during your visit on the weekend. $20 includes the giraffe encounter, pumpkin patch, bounce houses and the safari tour. Please bring bring your review with this response back and we will give you free admission for you and your daughter and a giraffe encounter. If you have your... More 

Sterling, Connecticut, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My husband and I took two of our grandchildren, ages 3 and 6, on a pleasant September day. Perhaps it is busier later in the day, but it was not crowded at all when we arrived at 10am. The 6 year old really enjoyed feeding the animals, both on the wagon ride and in the barns/cages as we walked around.... More 

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Thank Lana S
Dearborn, Michigan
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243 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Visit started by advance ticket purchase offered on website not working. I did however have to create an account, and set up a password. Obvious tech problems. Brace for a bit of sticker shock. Admission is a bit pricey, but it includes very little. Animal food is sold separately, and adds up very quickly. Four bird-seed sticks cost $5, and... More 

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Thank greagan
Vienna, Virginia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great place to take young children to experience the animals. We live nearby and enjoy driving by and seeing the gazelles, zebras, monkeys and loads of other animals grazing and roaming a wide open field. You can get on a hayride to see them up close and feed them. Staff are wonderful. Our son volunteered there one summer. Very friendly... More 

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Thank travelhappy1127
RoersZoofari, Owner at Roer's Zoofari, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review. As the new owner, I am pleased to know that you had a positive experience. Since we strive to be the best, can you share some things we could improve upon to earn 5 stars? Warmly, Vanessa Stoffel More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My niece recently got bit by a pig at Roer's Zoofari. Although I don't think the pig intentionally meant to bite my niece it was how the staff handled my niece once she was brought to the medical station. Her middle finger was clearly punctured and bleeding. My niece was in shock. The staff offered her a Band-Aid. We had... More 

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Thank Jennifer C
RoersZoofari, Owner at Roer's Zoofari, responded to this review

As I explained to your brother, when your 13 year old niece was bitten, Roer's Zoofari cashiers are not certified in first aid. They do provide visitor access to the first aid kit but are not permitted to administer first aid unless it is a request to call 911, which to my understanding, your family was not asking for a... More 

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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to this place since I was a baby. I have brought both my daughters here for as long as I can remember. Always a good time. Now they have a giraffe to feed.

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Thank Aaron M
Ashburn, Virginia
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112 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Today was the perfect weather day for this attraction. Kids of all ages would enjoy. The tractor buggy ride was the highlight. Recommend you arrive early cause it does get crowded. I saw a groupon for this after we returned. You pay to feed their animals, LOL. You can also pay for bird seed on a stick to feed their... More 

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Thank Gamma I
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This is a nice small zoo. Cups of pellet and bottles can be purchased for the goats and llamas. Feed sticks can be pur chased to feed the birds, which I personally thought was the best. I entered into a netted area and birds of various colors landed on my hands and arms to eat off of my sticks. If... More 

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Goddard
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

All in all, it was a great visit. This fledgling zoo has already made wonderful improvements and has some incredible potential. The moment we walked out the door my kids climbed all over a large plaster rhino. Once we made it past the rhino, I immediately noticed the new asphalt paths connecting a series of buildings and various new construction... More 

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RoersZoofari, Owner at Roer's Zoofari, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts. The Roer's Zoofari staff are dedicated to serving guests and the animals in our care, and are champions for welfare and conservation. It is always nice to hear about the positive experiences we are able to deliver, while working towards that mission. We are looking forward to your next visit! More 

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