Metro Richmond Zoo

Moseley, VA

Where are we going?

Metro Richmond Zoo
8300 Beaver Bridge Rd
VA 23120

804 739-5666

What is there to do?

ROAR! Kids, are you up for a family day out with a wild side to it?

Metro Richmond Zoo in Virginia is home to around 1,400 animals of nearly 150 species. From the wild, to the exotic, the endangered and the well known, you’ll be coming face to face with some of the most beautiful, weird and wonderful animals from across the planet.

Want to know a fun fact about Metro Richmond Zoo? The zoo has one of the largest primate collections in the United States. Pretty impressive!

What’s lovely about Metro Richmond Zoo is that the exhibits are spacious, and designed to mimic the animal’s natural habitat. This way, the animals are happy, and the kids can what life would be like for them in the wild. 

Want to see a whole new side of the zoo? Get up close and personal with free-ranging animals while receiving a guided tour. 

Kids can also meet, greet and feed the Zoo’s barnyard animals too. There are goats, llamas, chickens, sheep and yes, even camels! Just use the treats you can pick up at the zoo, hold your hand out flat and watch them eat! 

But it’s not just the animal experiences at the zoo either. Kids can hop aboard the Safari Train and enjoy a fifteen minute ride into the African Savannah.  If that wasn’t enough, kids can enjoy a carousel ride too, as well as the Safari Skyline where you can enjoy a birds eye view of all the animals below. 

Amazing animal fun at Metro Richmond Zoo, where kids can learn, play, laugh and enjoy new experiences with their new furry friends!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $17.75

Children: $11.75 (ages 2-11)

Discount: Seniors $16.75

Free Under: 12 months


Need a little extra help?

The zoo is wheelchair accessible! Let the Safari Train operator know you need wheelchair space upon check in, and the Skyride can be stopped for anyone who might need extra time.


When can we go?

9:30am - 5pm Mon - Sat

Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Jan 1


Any top tips?

When you arrive, check the times of the keeper talks and the daily feedings (like the penguins at 11am and 4pm). That way you can plan your day around what you want to see!

I’m Hungry!

There are two cafes to grab a lunch or a snack from! The Cheetah Eat Cafe is behind the gift shop, and Penguin Falls Cafe is adjacent to the African penguin exhibit

Healthy Eating

You can bring your own picnic too to enjoy! Coolers are welcome, but no alcohol, grills or glass. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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