About the Zoo


The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums




The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is operated by the non-profit Fort Wayne Zoological Society under a cooperative agreement with the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreations Department.  The zoo receives no tax funding for operations and operates solely on earned revenue and donations.

Our Mission

Connecting kids and animals

Strengthening families,

Inspiring people to care.

You can support the zoo’s mission in a variety of ways:
Become a Member
Volunteer your time and talent
Thank you for supporting the zoo!

Winner of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award


…and also voted Indiana’s #1 Summer “Gotta-Do” Attraction in a contest sponsored by the Indiana Office of Tourism & Development.

What’s New at the Zoo

See our Zoo Blog and Press Room.

Employment Opportunities

Work at the Zoo!  View our current part-time and full-time employment opportunities.

History of the Zoo

Discover how the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo became one of the Top Ten Zoos in the nation in this History of the Zoo.

Contact Us

Have a question or comment about the zoo?  Send us an e-mail by selecting one of the e-mail links below.

If you prefer, you can reach us by mail at
3411 Sherman Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46808

or by phone at 260-427-6800.