Open daily at 9 AM

Last admission at 5 PM

Zoo closes at 6 PM

Last day of the 2017 season: October 8th

Zoo Admission

  • Adult (ages 19-61):                          $14.00
  • Child (ages 2-18):                           $10.00
  • Seniors (ages 62+):                        $12.00
  • Babies (ages 1 and under):            FREE
  • Zoo Members:                                FREE Membership Info
  • Large Groups:                                 Varies Large Group Info
  • School Groups:                               $6.50 qualifying groups School Group Info


All parking is free and is within an easy walk to the zoo entrance.


Enjoy a ride during your visit! Tokens cost $1 each and are available at machines located throughout the zoo.

  • Z.O.&O. Railroad:                                  2 tokens
  • Endangered Species Carousel:           2 tokens
  • Sky Safari Ride:                                     2 tokens
  • Crocodile Creek Adventure Ride:       2 tokens

VIP Experiences

Get closer than ever to your favorite animals at an exclusive VIP Experience! You’ll be guided by an expert zoo keeper as you enjoy your once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

  • Penguin VIP Experience
  • Giraffe VIP Experience
  • Stingray VIP Experience
  • Orangutan VIP Experience
  • Marriage Proposal Package

Learn More

Animal Experiences

Enjoy an animal experience during your visit! Tokens cost $1 each and are available at machines located throughout the zoo.

  • Giraffe Feeding:         1 token
  • Goat Food:                 1 token
  • Pony Trail:                  5 tokens

Rentals & Accessibility

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo wishes to meet the needs of every visitor, so all areas of the zoo are stroller, wagon and wheelchair accessible. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal laws. Any person needing reasonable accommodations can make arrangements by calling the zoo office at 260-427-6800 or e-mail us at least 72 hours before your visit.

Wheelchairs, strollers, and wagons are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the main entrance. Quantities are limited.

  • Single Stroller:             $4.00
  • Double Stroller:           $6.00
  • Wagon:                         $7.00
  • Wheelchair:                  FREE $10.00 deposit required, refunded when wheelchair is returned

Accepted Payment

We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express cards at the admission gate, gift shop, and concession stands. Sorry, only tokens are accepted at zoo rides. Tokens may be purchased at token machines located throughout the zoo. We are unable to accept MasterCard Debit cards and MasterCard Prepaid cards at token machines.