Directions & Parking
We do not recommend that guests use Uber or Lyft services for your visit due to the limited availability of services in the local area. If you do choose to use Uber, Lyft or Cab services for your visit please make arrangements ahead of time for your return trip.
North America Parking Lot and Entrance is open year-round.
Africa Parking and Entrance is open April - October.
- Parking is free.
- Guests can visit the entire Park from this entrance. Please see Park Map.
Accessible parking spaces are available with a valid license plate or hang tag. Wheelchairs, ECVs and strollers are available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis at the gift shop located just inside the entrance.
Bus and RV Parking
In North America, please park buses in either lot "A" or the Solar Pointe parking area.
In Africa, please park buses in lot 1.
Individual vehicles should not park in the designated bus parking lots. Please park buses before unloading passengers.
Bus parking areas are also designated parking areas for RVs. RV parking areas are not equipped for overnight parking or camping. Please park RVs before unloading passengers.
Electric Car Charging Stations
The North Carolina Zoo now offers electric car charging stations at two locations in our North America parking lot. There are eight charging spaces in front of the Stedman Education Center and four charging spaces near the Solar Pointe picnic shelter. Available on a fist-come-first-served basis.