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Visit the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk For A Roarin' Good Time

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We love the summer to explore areas close to NYC, while also spending some quality time with our family. This summer, more families are venturing to Norfolk, VAwith their exciting offerings like the Virginia Zoo. Featuring attractions for the whole family, here are some exciting options that you and your family will love this summer.

Giraffe Feeding Package – Stroll to Africa for a rare opportunity to feed the majestic Masai giraffe. See their long eyelashes and watch their 18" long tongues as they reach for the healthy treats you offer. Learn about their behavior, feeding ecology and why their necks are so long!

Elephant Package –Tour the elephant barn to mix and mingle with the world’s largest animal. Watch the elephant keepers as they engage the girls in a variety of daily activities like feeding, cleaning, and other basic care. You'll also paint with an elephant to create an original piece of artwork to take home.

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Lion Package – Enter the lion's den to learn interesting facts about these animals and see what goes on behind-the-scenes. You'll also see the Zoo's feline friends up-close.

Kangaroo Package – Travel to the Australian Outback to meet the Virginia Zoo’s mob of kangaroos. Learn what it takes to clean, feed, and care for these unique animals. Get up-close and personal as you offer the kangaroos peanuts as a special treat.

Red River Hog Package – Help the zookeeper hide food items in the exhibit and watch the red river hogs forage for the items. Meet and greet "Rocky", one of the Zoo’s three red river hogs - you’ll have a great time getting up-close to this exotic and charismatic African hog!

Each tour will offer families and friends the breathtaking experience of seeing the world's most dramatic wildlife up-close. To book tours, call 757-441-2374 to or visit VirginiaZoo.org.

For more information on other sights and attractions in Norfolk, visit www.visitnorfolktoday.com.

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