• Sensory Notice

    Asia is coming to the Zoo! While this new continent is being built guests may hear the steady construction noise that can be loud at times. Sundays are typically quieter days as Asia construction normally stops on these days.


The North Carolina Zoo, located in the Uwharrie mountain range, has five miles of tree-lined trails which immerse visitors in beautiful, diverse and sometimes challenging terrain. Our Zoo is best experienced by using the trails; however, a Zoo-wide transportation system is available to help visitors navigate to three strategic locations inside the Park.