The Richmond Metro Zoo is a day filled with fun. The Metro Richmond Zoo is home to over 1,500 animals representing 148 species from around the world. The Zoo usually offers a variety of optional experiences that will make your visit memorable. Starting in May 2020 the Richmond Metro Zoo is offering access to visitors who visit in staggered drive through tours as a safe way to experience this attraction at $60 per car. The Zoo is open Monday – Saturday –First car enters at 9:30 a.m. Last car enters at 4:30 p.m.
During this narrated Drive Thru tour at the Richmond Metro Zoo, you will see and learn about giraffe, cheetah, kangaroos, monkeys, chimps, orangutans, penguins, and many more. Buy tickets in advance to reserve a time slot. Availability is limited! Arrive 15 to 20 minutes before your scheduled time block. Vehicle size must be no larger than a full-size SUV or smaller (Max vehicle specs: 204″ L x 81″ W x 74″ H). Max height including racks or accessories on top of vehicle: 90 inches. No motorcycles or commercial vehicles allowed.
During normal times, zoo animals, safari rides, and a new safe playground for kids await. Feed the penguins, otters, and many other animals. Hand feed llamas, goats, deer, and many baby animals such as zebras, camels, antelope, elk, and much more. There are various monkeys that have a special enrichment food that can be purchased at zoo feed stations and tossed to the primates throughout the zoo.
The Treetop Zoofari is absolutely awesome. This exciting tree-to-tree outdoor adventure allows visitors to experience nature like never before, high in the forest canopy. The park 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 – 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. Visit the Richmond Metro Zoo for a fun family outing.
Metro Richmond Zoo, 8300 Beaver Bridge Rd, Moseley, Va 23120 (Chesterfield Co.) – (804) 739-5666
Prices are subject to change without notice.
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