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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Virginia Zoo Celebrates Seniors with Free Admission

Senior Wednesdays at the Virginia Zoo return August 7, 2019.

Virginia Zoo Celebrates Seniors with Free Admission
NORFOLK, VA – Senior Wednesdays at the Virginia Zoo return August 7, 2019. Those age 62 and older will receive free admission to the Virginia Zoo every Wednesday in August, from 10 am to 5 pm. 
“You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the Zoo,” said Greg Bockheim, Executive Director of the Virginia Zoo. “We encourage our senior community to take advantage of these free days and explore the Zoo and all we have to offer.” 
The Virginia Zoo is also running a membership perk with Prime Plus Norfolk Senior Center for the month of August. Any Zoo member age 50 and older can attend various classes at Prime Plus and save $18 on a Prime Plus membership. In return, Prime Plus members will receive the member rate at the Zoo’s Adult Night on August 8 and on Adult Camp, which is August 16 and 17. 
The Virginia Zoo has wheelchairs for rent, ample seating opportunities throughout the exhibits, guided tours and a wheelchair-friendly train. People of ages and abilities are able to enjoy all the Zoo has to offer.

Seniors need to provide a valid ID as proof of age. Free admission applies only to individuals age 62 and over. Other visitors will be charged regular Zoo admission.
About the Virginia Zoo 
The Virginia Zoo, located in Norfolk, Virginia, is home to more than 700 exceptional animals representing over 100 fascinating species. Founded in 1901 and residing on 53 beautifully landscaped acres, the Virginia Zoo has demonstrated a commitment to saving and protecting the world’s wildlife by inspiring a passion for nature and taking conservation action at home and around the world. The Virginia Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is recognized as a global leader in education, recreation, science, wildlife conservation, and animal care and welfare. For more than a century, the Zoo has connected adults, families and school children with the natural world and its wildlife. To learn more, visit
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