NORFOLK, VA. (WAVY) — Come November, Virginia Zoo will be hosting different kinds of animals — the inflatable ones.

“Zoolumination” is coming to the Zoo with the facility’s first-ever “zoo drive-thru” as guests watch 29 inflatable animal sculptures come to life accompanied with their own specific audio story.

Zoo guests will be able to walk through the attraction both during the day and then hop on their vehicles for the drive-thru-only exhibition at night.

Daytime walkthroughs run from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Costs are included with general admission into the facility. Zoo members will have free admission and advance registration is required.

Nighttime Drive-thru Time & Cost

  • Nighttime Weekday (Sun–Thurs), 5 – 9 pm: Members: $35 per vehicle, Non-members: $45 per vehicle
  • Nighttime Weekend (Fri–Sat), 5 – 11 pm: Members: $40 per vehicle, Non-members: $50 per vehicle

Community Access Days will be held Nov. 24 and Dec. 22. On those days, the Virginia Zoo is making the facility more accessible to low-income and/or underserved children and families. Tickets on tickets these days are $4.95 each.

For more information regarding the event, click here.