Parking and Park Entry
In the months of April and May, both North America and Africa parking lots and admission gates are open. Admissions/ticket sales for Park entry are open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day during the spring season. Please note the Zoo closes at 5:00 p.m.
If you are planning a spring trip to the Zoo, we suggest you come early in the week or arrive after lunch. A large number of school groups tend to visit Thursdays and Fridays.
Rental strollers and wheelchairs are available at the Earth Explorer and Safari gift shops located just inside the North America and Africa entrance gates.
Free transportation is available inside the Park between our North America, Junction Plaza and Africa tram stops throughout the fall season and run approximately every 15 to 30 minutes, depending on visitation. We also operate a shuttle service from parking lot to parking lot from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Strollers must be empty and folded prior to boarding the shuttle.
Seeing the Animals
Zoo animals tend to be more active in cooler temperatures. We are a walking Zoo with five miles of walking trails. The Zoo's transportation system takes you to each tram stop, but animals are not visible from the tram.
All of the Zoo's seasonal attractions are open April and May, depending on weather. Kidzone, Garden Friends and Gorilla playgrounds are open year round.
Dress for outdoor weather conditions and wear comfortable shoes.