It takes between 4 to 6 hours to see the entire Park. There are over five miles of trails through the two habitat regions, North America and Africa. If you arrive mid-day, you might choose to tour just one region.
When you arrive, please check the animal status boards located outside the admissions windows. The boards will give you daily information about feeding times, keeper talks and which animals might be off exhibit.
At the admission booth, you will receive a free Visitor Guide. The guide includes animals, habitats and trail names which correspond with Park signs to help you navigate through the Zoo. Download an Art at the Park Guide which shows the location of the public art collection on exhibit throughout the North Carolina Zoo.
Below is a suggested tour to maximize your time and allow you to see the entire Park in one day without any backtracking.