While the North Carolina Zoo is Sensory Friendly every day, we understand that it can still be overwhelming for some of our guests on busier days. On Quiet Days at the Zoo, we offer a more sensory-friendly experience and invite everyone looking to visit the Zoo on a less crowded day. We will not allow reservations for large groups or field trips on these Quiet Days. We will also turn off all loud music and messaging at our entrances and throughout the Zoo.
Sensory bags are free for check out from the Guest Services Office or at Kidzone, and designated quiet areas are available and marked throughout the Zoo. Quiet sensory play experiences will also be open 10 am – 2 pm in our Kidzone on these days.
Scheduled Quiet Days for 2023 scheduled are listed on the webpage. Check back for any additional dates later in the year.