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Discover the Wild

Give a gift of experience this holiday season!

Zoo tickets, memberships, gift cards, & zipline tickets are available online.

Hours

The zoo is open Monday-Saturday from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

We are closed on Sundays.

Online Tickets

Purchase zoo tickets and memberships in advance.

Donate

Make an impact. Support your zoo.

What’s Happening at the Zoo

The Miracle of Christmas

Live at the Zoo

December 20, 21, 22

Free Admission and Parking

You are invited to The Miracle of Christmas,

a live nativity pageant with animals from the zoo

More Info

The Miracle of Christmas - Live at the Zoo

December 20, 21, 22

Free Admission and Parking

You are invited to The Miracle of Christmas, a live nativity pageant with animals from the zoo.

The Orangutan Experience

Saturdays at 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM

Go behind-the-scenes and meet some of the orangutans at the zoo. Learn more about orangutan behavior and conservation efforts. Tour must be scheduled in advance.

Snow Leopard Cub Alakhai

 

Say hello to Alakhai, the fluffiest and feistiest Snow leopard cub around! She was born on August 5 and is on exhibit.

Run Wild Races

May 6, 2023

5K race at the zoo, 1 mile Mini fun run, and Wild Ninja obstacle course for conservation.

Home to

animals

Representing

species from around the world

Things to Do

Feed the Animals

Feed the budgie birds, giraffes, camels, barnyard animals, and more!

Ride the Rides

Experience the train, skylift, drop tower, and carousel.

Zip the Zoo

Conquer your fears on Treetop Zoofari, our zipline and adventure park, and see the zoo from high in the trees.

Connect with the Wild

Come face-to-face with thousands of animals and learn all about them.

Today at the Zoo

Connect with the Wild

Come face-to-face with thousands of animals and learn all about them.

Today at the Zoo

9:30 AM

10:30 AM

11:00 AM

11:30 AM

2:30 PM

3:30 PM

4:00 PM

4:15 PM

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

ZOO OPENS

OTTER FEEDING

PENGUIN FEEDING

CHEETAH TALK

SIAMANG FEEDING

OTTER FEEDING

PENGUIN FEEDING

LAST ENTRY

SOME EXHIBITS CLOSE

ZOO CLOSES

9:30 AM

10:30 AM

11:00 AM

11:30 AM

2:30 PM

3:30 PM

4:00 PM

4:15 PM

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

ZOO OPENS

OTTER FEEDING

PENGUIN FEEDING

CHEETAH TALK

SIAMANG FEEDING

OTTER FEEDING

PENGUIN FEEDING

LAST ENTRY

SOME EXHIBITS CLOSE

ZOO CLOSES

More about daily Keeper Talks and animal feedings

Park Map

See where the animals live and start planning your adventure today!

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The animals are so active and happy! The staff is amazing. My kids love this zoo.”

Bri

Facebook

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My family has annual passes to the zoo this year and have been 6 times! We love it and the zoo staff is wonderful! It is a great place to visit!”

Jill

Facebook

★★★★★

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Loved it! A Richmond gem!

Friendly animals. Great staff!”

Earle

Google

★★★★★

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Great interactive zoo with plenty of animals to see and learn about. Perfect for a family visit.”

Nathan

Facebook

★★★★★

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The zoo is a great place to visit. Wonderful animals to see and the zoo is always adding and upgrading. We have season passes and have visited seven times this year! It never gets old!!!”

Chelsey

Facebook

★★★★★

Animal Conservation

The Metro Richmond Zoo participates in many conservation programs around the world

to help save endangered and threatened animals like the cheetah, African penguin, and Diana monkey.

Learn More

Become a Zoo Member

Enjoy the zoo and other member benefits for one full year!

Zoo memberships are fun, educational, and adventurous.

Learn More

JOIN OUR TEAM

We’re Hiring!

Looking for a WILD opportunity? Apply today to work at the zoo. Team members enjoy amazing perks and benefits. We accept applications all year for part-time and full-time positions.