A Wild World Awaits You!

View more than 2,000 animals representing 180 species from around the world. Experience the rare opportunity to see more than 20 endangered species including tapirs, cheetahs, rhinos, tigers and orangutans.

Metro Richmond Zoo is one of a few zoos in the world that allows you to visit a herd of giraffes up close and let these gentle giants eat right out of your hand. And don’t miss the chance to learn about African penguins during the two daily feedings and question and answer sessions with the keepers.

Top off your visit with a peaceful and scenic tour high above the zoo on the Safari Sky Ride. Food service is available.

Admission fee charged. Gift shop and 2 concession stands on site.
Open Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Sunday.

New for 2014
Treetop Zoofari Zip line and Adventure Park!
This exciting tree-to-tree outdoor adventure allows visitors to experience nature like never before, high in the forest canopy.  The course offers exercise, fun, adventure, challenges and builds confidence as you travel through varying degrees of thrilling obstacles such as: jungle ropes, floating logs, tight wires, Indiana Jones bridges, a surf board zip, Tarzan swing and everyone’s favorite-the zip lines. Sixteen zip lines carry you over 3000 feet through the forest and above the zoo, including a mammoth 600 foot zip over the zoo’s lake.

Christmas 2014
Miracle of Christmas-Live at the Zoo
Dec. 21-23, three shows each evening:  A live nativity pageant featuring animals from the zoo re-tells the Christmas story from 2000 years ago. This outdoor event is free to the public.

Cheetah Cam