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Advance Reservations are Again Required for Virginia Zoo Entry

Words and Images Courtesy of Virginia Zoo

NORFOLK, VA – In anticipation of the two of the busiest weeks of the year, the Virginia Zoo will be requiring advance reservations and timed tickets April 9, 2022 through April 24, 2022. These measures help ensure a great visitor experience from parking, ticketing, enjoying the restaurant and even riding the train.

Tickets must be purchased in advance, for a selected entry window between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm. Ticket Booth entry ends at 3 pm and the Zoo closes at 4 pm. Zoo Members will also be required to make a reservation. Both Zoo members and non-members can find ticket availability at

Admissions will be limited on these two weeks, especially on April 23 and 24 as private events are scheduled, so ensure your spot by purchasing or reserving now. No onsite tickets will be available.

About the Virginia Zoo

The Virginia Zoo, located in Norfolk, Virginia, is home to more than 700 exceptional animals representing over 150 fascinating species. Founded in 1901 and residing on 53 beautifully landscaped acres, the Virginia Zoo has demonstrated a commitment to saving and protecting the world’s wildlife by inspiring a passion for nature and taking conservation action at home and around the world. The Virginia Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is recognized as a global leader in education, recreation, science, wildlife conservation, and animal care and welfare. For more than a century, the Zoo has connected adults, families and school children with the natural world and its wildlife. To learn more, visit

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