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Celebrate Father's Day At The Virginia Zoo With A Special Offer!

13 June 2014 by



NORFOLK, Va. - The Virginia Zoo is celebrating Father's Day with discounts in the Zoo gift shop and free train rides for dads on Father's Day, Sunday, June 15, 2014.

"Fathers play a key role in providing for, protecting and educating the young in many animal species, and in human families, as well," said Greg Bockheim, the Virginia Zoo's executive director. "These discounts are our way of honoring fathers for everything they do."

Fathers who bring proof of fatherhood -- a child of any age -- can enjoy discounts at the Zoo gift shop of 20 percent for Zoo members and 10 percent for nonmembers, and a free train ride, too! Regular Zoo admission applies.

The Zoo gift shop features gifts for every animal lover, including animal-themed clothing, toy vehicles and action figures, books, travel mugs and more.

The Zoo train, formally known as the Norfolk Southern Express, is a one-third scale model of a C.P. Huntington steam engine. It runs daily during the summer season, and can accommodate more than 80 passengers and wheelchairs. Tokens can be purchased at the Zoo ticket booth, or at the Beazley Foundation Train Station, which is located near the Zoo's fountain plaza. The three-quarter mile-long journey includes live narration from the train engineer about the Zoo and its collection of plants and animals.

Doting daddy Boris, a male cassowary, with his chick Hallager at the Virginia Zoo shortly after he hatched, June 11, 2013 (Virginia Zoo photo by Wyn Hall). Cassowary fathers incubate the eggs and care for the young after they hatch. Human fathers get a discount at the Zoo gift shop and a free train ride on Father's Day, Sunday, June 15, 2014.

Other Discounts available at the Virginia Zoo! MILITARY DISCOUNTS!

Membership has its privileges. Members receive unlimited admission to the Zoo, discounts at our gift shop and restaurant, invitations to exclusive members-only events and more.

The Virginia Zoo is proud to offer a MILITARY DISCOUNT off membership!

Military Family is $75/year ($10 savings).  The military family rate offers the same benefits as family category (Two adults and members' children or grandchildren, 18 years and younger) with a military id.

Become a Zoo Member It’s easy and economical to become a Zoo member.

Reciprocal Zoos Your Virginia Zoo membership card can open the doors to other zoos and aquariums with discounted and even free admission.

To learn more about the Virginia Zoo visit them on MB!

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