• General Admission is Sold Out Sat 6/12

    A limited number of Member Reservations are still available.  Please look for General Admission tickets on a future date. Thank you for your continued support.

Welcome to the world’s largest natural habitat zoo! All Zoo guests and members are expected to adhere to the Zoo’s health and safety policies.

At a glance:

  • Reservations are required for Zoo Entry.
  • The Zoo opens at 9 a.m. and last entry is 4 p.m. We suggest planning at least 4 hours for your visit.
  • Reservations can be made up to 2 weeks in advance.
  • Face coverings and social distancing are recommended for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.
  • Guests should practice frequent hand washing/sanitizing.

How to Reserve Entry Times:

  • Guests: Select General Admissions Tickets. Refunds, rain checks, or exchanges on tickets are not available.
  • North Carolina Zoo Society Members: Register online or call our membership office 336.879.7250 or 888.244.3736, open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Please bring your photo ID, Valid Membership Card and your reservation confirmation for entry.
  •  All Reciprocal and Corporate Members: Call our membership office 336.879.7250 between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Please bring your photo ID, Valid Membership Card, and reservation confirmation for entry. A list of reciprocal members can be found here.
  • Pre-Purchased Ticket Holders: Call the Zoo’s advance tickets office 336.879.7700 between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance and are subject to availability.

What You Can Expect:

  • North America parking and entrance open daily
  • Africa parking and entrance open Weekends Only
  • Tram service inside the Zoo is currently available between the North America entrance and Junction plaza (center of the Zoo).
  • Parking shuttles between the North America and Africa parking lots operating Weekends Only
  • Read more about what the Zoo is doing to promote safety during this time.

What is Closed?

  • Education Smart Carts
  • Tram Services in Africa due to construction
  • Baboon Habitat is closed for renovations
  • Airhike Ropes Course

Know Before You Go - Zoo Map and Trip Tips

Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets and Planning Your Visit

NC Zoo Society Members

Visiting the Zoo