Plan Your Visit and Save on Admission

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Save Time and Money on Your Next Visit

Purchase your admission tickets in advance online to lock in the lowest ticket price. In general, you'll save more by selecting days that traditionally have lower attendance, and the farther in advance you purchase admission tickets the more you will save. Buying tickets in advance also allows you to avoid the ticket windows when you visit. Admission prices will never fall below today's listed price, but they may increase the longer you wait to buy so purchase your tickets today

Zoo Hours

​May 27-Sept. 5​9am-5pm Monday-Thursday
9am-7pm Friday-Sunday & holidays (White River Gardens open until 6pm)
Closed June 10 for Zoobilation. Open until 8:30pm select Thursdays and Fridays for Zoolapalooza and Animals & All That Jazz concerts.
​Sept. 6-Oct. 319am-4pm Monday-Thursday
9am-5pm Friday-Sunday​
​Open until 7pm select Fridays-Sundays for ZooBoo
Nov. 2-239am-4pm Wednesday-Sunday 
​​Nov. 25-Dec. 30 plus Dec. 19-20, 26-27Noon-9pm Wednesday-Sunday
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day, New Year's Eve & Day


Learn about the discounts available when purchasing tickets at the gate. [more ...]

Military Discounts

To honor our men and women in service, all current and former members of the military are admitted free on Memorial Day and Veterans Day (Please note: if Veterans Day falls on a Monday or Tuesday, free admission will be offered on the Sunday before the holiday). Plus, all non-military family members receive a $2 discount on day-of, on-site ticket purchases on this holiday. The rest of the year, the Zoo offers a $2 discount to all current and former members of the military, good for the purchase of up to four day-of, on-site tickets per visit. Please br​ing a form of military ID with you to receive the discounts.

Zoo Member Discounts

We offer a $2 discount to members of other Association of Zoos and Aquarium accredited institutions good for up to four on-site, day-of ticket purchases per visit. Please present your valid membership ID when you purchase tickets at the gate.

AAA Discounts

We offer a $2 discount to AAA members  good for up to four on-site, day-of ticket purchases per visit. Please present your valid AAA card when you purchase your tickets at the gate.

Group Discounts

Group Rates​ are available for groups of 25 or more.[close]

Zoo Animals and Exhibits​

Special Zoo Experiences

Looking for ways to make your Zoo visit unique and memorable? [more...] Special Zoo Experiences bring you closer to our animals than ever before! These incredible opportunities are perfect for you and your family, or even as a gift.

Animal Art Adventure

Dolphin In-Water Adventure


Hotels Packages

The Zoo partners with more than 30 area hotels to offer spectacular savings on package deals!

Zoo Map

Additional Amenities