Should you have an emergency while on Zoo grounds, please go to the Entry Plaza, the first aid station located near the Carousel or ask any staff member for help. In case of dangerous weather, the Zoo’s indoor exhibit buildings are designated safe areas.
The new Nursing Moms Nest offers privacy for new moms who are pumping or breastfeeding. Now in a new location inside the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center, the Mamava Lactation Suite includes comfortable seating, a fold-down table and outlets for your convenience. The code to open the door is located on the outside of the Mamava and the door locks from the inside for privacy. Moms can also open the door through the Mamava App.
Download the Mamava App for additional features.
The Zoo has the world’s first and only self-sanitizing diaper changing table named Pluie. Pluie is powered by a patented UV-C light system that damages 99.99% of germs, bacteria and viruses* within one minute after every use. All you do is place your child on the comfortable cushion and hang a bag on the side handles. When finished changing your child, close the table and the sanitization cycle will safely begin!
*Verified by a third-party laboratory that conducted microbial efficacy testing using E. Coli.
The rental counter is located across from the oceans building in the Entry Plaza.
We encourage individuals and families with special needs to reach out to us in advance so we can help you prepare for our visit. More details about the services we provide are available on the tabs below.
An online Visual Resource Guide is available to help individuals and families experience the Zoo before their visit.
Enhance your Zoo visit with art created especially for you by Kaman’s Art Shoppes, Inc., the Zoo’s official art concessionaire. Whether you want to bring out the animal or take home a one-of-a-kind souvenir, Kaman’s artists will create the perfect artistic expression! With multiple kiosks located throughout the Zoo, guests can choose from a variety of services:
When photographing, please be courteous and allow other guests to enjoy exhibits as well. Tripods, lighting equipment and other items that might obstruct access or view of exhibits are prohibited. The Zoo and Gardens are available for private photography sessions for engagement and wedding, senior class portraits, prom and other special occasions. Sessions must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance and professional photographers must adhere to the Zoo’s photography guidelines. For more information or to schedule a private session please visit our weddings and receptions page.
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