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Virginia Zoo Honors Healthcare Workers with Free Admission

Words and Images Courtesy of the Virginia Zoo

NORFOLK, VA – The Virginia Zoo is showing its appreciation to healthcare professionals, for both humans and animals! They have faced many challenges in the last couple of years and continue to do so with courage and unwavering dedication.

To show gratitude, the Virginia Zoo will be giving free admission to healthcare workers all day long on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6. This includes employees at hospitals, doctor’s offices, veterinary clinics, etc. A valid badge or form of identification from your medical healthcare employer must be presented at the time of ticket purchase. The discount is for the healthcare employee only. Regular admission applies for others in the party. This discount is not available online and will only be honored in person at the Zoo’s Ticket Booth.

The Virginia Zoo is open daily from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm with the last ticket sold at 3 pm. Details about current amenities, animals and other information can be found at

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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