Meet elephants, lions, kangaroos, meerkats and more. Kids can go nose to nose with entertaining prairie dogs in their interactive habitat with viewing bubbles. Visit our traditional Virginia Barnyard for an up close view of friendly goats, cows and more. Explore snakes, lizards, frogs and more in the Reptile House and be entertained by playful monkeys. Families will appreciate the beautiful gardens and open spaces that are perfect for running and playing. Don't miss any of the perfect photo ops - including our popular rhino and tortoise statues that kids love to climb and our 'history' cage where you can get a picture of your family acting like monkeys! Join us on Tuesdays at 11am for 'Zoo Tales,' a story time for preschoolers and parents that includes some of our animal friends. Zoo Tales is included with admission; times and date may be subject to change.
What is there to do?
How much does it cost?
Free Under: 2 years.
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Need a little extra help?
Wide pathways, ADA compliant train. Wheelchairs available for rental from Gift Shop.
When can we go?
10am to 5pm. Open daily except major winter holidays.
Any top tips?
On sunny days, you’ll be glad you brought sunscreen, not to mention a towel to dry off with after you’ve played in our zero depth water feature. Please keep in mind that no outside food or drinks are allowed in the Zoo.
Food and beverages available at on-site restaurant, kiosks, soda vending machines and Gift Shop.
Zoo restaurant offers fresh salads, veggie burgers and other dietary options.