Hours and Pricing

COVID Update  The Metro Richmond Zoo is open to all visitors with new safety guidelines. The Zoo operates at 50% capacity. All General Admission guests (not zoo members) should purchase tickets online in advance.

Learn more about our new safety adjustments during COVID-19.

Zoo Hours

Year Round
Monday - Saturday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Christmas Eve
New Years Day
Snow & Ice Conditions (Call Ahead)

Notice: Operations are subject to change without notice due to weather or new COVID restrictions.

Zoo Daily Pricing

2020 Daily Zoo Admission

Adult (age 12-59) - $19.75

Senior (age 60+) - $18.75

Child (age 2-11) - $13.75

Infant (age 23 mos. & under) - Free

Animal Food

Zoo Treats - $3.00
Budgie Sticks - $2.00 


Safari Sky Lift - $4.00
Safari Train- $4.00
Jungle Carousel - $2.00
Penguin Falls Drop Tower
- $4.00

Unlimited Ride Band - $14.00

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Come Year Round with a Membership!



Active Discounts
Military Discount: 10% off daily adult, senior, and child admission. Discount applies to active and retired military personnel, his or her spouse, and dependent children. Must present military I.D. at the Zoo to receive discount. Military guests do NOT need to reserve a time online. We have built-in capacity at each time slot for military guests. Discount can only be applied at the Zoo and NOT online.

Zip and Zoo Combo: Purchase zoo admission with an adventure park ticket to save $10 off the Treetop Zoofari Course or save $5 off the Junior Explorer Course in same day.

*When air temperatures are 45 or below a few animals including the giraffes will not go out on exhibit that day for their safety.

Guest Policies

Otter Cove Now Open!

Kumbali and Kago

Zoo News

New Gray Wolf Exhibit

Baby Pygmy Hippo

New Sloth Exhibit

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