• Pick up lunch or a snack at our two Cafés! The Cheetah Eat Café is located behind the Gift Shop, and the Penguin Falls Café is located adjacent to the African penguin exhibit.
  • Click here for a menu.

Picnic/Resting Areas

  • 13 Covered Pavilions are located right inside the entrance to the zoo.
  • Picnic Areas are located near each café with umbrellas to provide shade for guests.           
  • Playground Picnic Area is located in front of our playground.
  • Benches are located throughout the zoo.       
  • Outside food is allowed. Coolers welcome. No grills, alcohol, or glass.

Gift Shop

  • Zoo Gift Shop is located just inside the front entrance.  This gift shop offers a wide assortment of souvenirs such as plush animals, animal print pottery, t-shirts, hats, and more!
  • Outdoor Gift Shop is located in the picnic area on your way out of the Zoo. This gift shop offers souvenirs like plush animals, toys, and magnets.
  • Treetop Zoofari Souvenirs are available for purchase in the Zoo Gift Shop and in the Treetop Building. These souvenirs include t-shirts, baseball caps, water bottles, and draw string bags.


  • Restrooms are located at the Zoo entrance, Treetop Zoofari entrance, and in the center of the Zoo.
  • Hand Sanitize Stations are located at all animal contact areas.


  • Single Stroller – $7
  • Double Stroller – $12
  • Adult Chair – $12       
  • Pricing is for all day rental. *Adult Chair is similar to a wheel chair but requires someone to push it.


  • The Metro Richmond Zoo offers free parking for all guests.


  • The Zoo is wheelchair accessible
  • Safari Train can accommodate 1 wheel chair per ride. Let the train driver know when boarding.
  • Safari Skylift can be stopped for anyone who might need extra time boarding. Participant will be required to transfer from wheelchair to skylift chair.
  • Adult Chairs are available for rental. See “Rentals” section.

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