The North Carolina Zoo is temporarily suspending operations
effective March 17 until further notice. More information.
The North Carolina Zoo is a wonderful place for a family day out full of fun, adventure and educational experiences. We understand that planning to care for your little ones while you are here can be a bear! Here are some tips and information that can help you plan for your day.
Diaper Changing Stations
Diaper changing stations are located in all restrooms–men's and women's.
Family restrooms are located at the Solar Pointe picnic area and at the restrooms near the Elephant habitats in Africa.
We welcome all bottle feeding and breastfeeding mothers and encourage you to do so where you feel most comfortable. Nursing mothers often use one of our First Aid rooms located at both entrances of the Zoo. These rooms provide mothers with complete privacy and are also equipped with electrical outlets if needed. Make your request to use the first aid room at either entrance's Guest Services Office.
Guests are encouraged to bring baby supplies such as diapers, formula and strollers. However, you can rent single and double strollers at the gift shops located at the North America and Africa entrances. Select gift shops also carry diaper changing kits for purchase ($4.99 plus tax).
The Zoo does have single and double strollers for rent on a first come, first served basis. We encourage guests to bring their own strollers because we do not take reservations. Please note that tricycle style strollers are only allowed into the Zoo if the child rider does not have any control to steer or pedal the vehicle.