Metro Richmond Zoo is a privately owned, for-profit zoo in Chesterfield County, Virginia. It is located in the central Virginia area, off of U.S. Route 360 (Hull Street Road), about 20 miles southwest of Richmond. Metro Richmond Zoo encompasses about 70 acres (28 ha) and houses around 2,000 animals representing over 190 species, including reticulated giraffe, white rhinoceros, snow leopard, cheetah and Grant's zebra.To visit Metro Richmond Zoo and get the most from your holiday in Moseley, create itinerary details personal to you using our Moseley trip builder tool.
The zoo is accredited by the Zoological Association of America (ZAA), and has one of the largest primate collections in the United States.
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A very nice lil zoo to spend an early afternoon. Good variety of animals and pretty good upkeep. There was an exceptional large variety of monkeys and most were active and fun to watch. And I love...
A very nice lil zoo to spend an early afternoon. Good variety of animals and pretty good upkeep. There was an exceptional large variety of monkeys and most were active and fun to watch. And I love... more »
We have lived in the area forever, and just got around to going to the zoo. What a hidden gem! We were not expecting much, so we were so pleasantly surprised! There are so many animals of so many..... more
We have lived in the area forever, and just got around to going to the zoo. What a hidden gem! We were not expecting much, so we were so pleasantly surprised! There are so many animals of so many..... more »
Love coming here. It’s a small/medium size zoo that can be seen in 3-4 hours easily. Fantastic for smaller kids. Very family friendly. The staff is always attentive and helpful. The cafe food is, well, theme park style and nothing to write home about, but well priced. I have the season passes which are well worth it, especially if you get the unlimited rides (my son loves the safari train). Well worth making a trip to!
My 18-year old daughter and I absolutely love the Metro Richmond Zoo! They have a large variety of animals that always appear healthy and well-fed. There are often upgrades and new features being added, like the amazing new otter habitat. The zoo itself is clean, including the bathrooms. We have eaten several times, and the food is actually quite good and reasonably priced. Be sure to check out the train ride and the budgie pen, as well! Our season passes have been totally worth the money, and we have been able to bring guests for a reduced rate for admission, rides, and the gift shop. Don't forget to buy cups of food and budgie sticks to feed the animals!
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