Open daily 9 AM – 5 PM with last admission at 5 PM. Grounds close at 6 PM.

The zoo will close for the 2016 season on October 9.

Zoo Admission

Adult (ages 19-59)$14.00
Child (ages 2-18)$9.00
Seniors (ages 60+)$10.50
Babies (age 1 and under) FREE
Zoo Members
FREE Membership Info
Large GroupsVaries Groups Sales Info
School Groups$6.50 for 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. Railroad2 tokens
Endangered Species Carousel2 tokens
Sky Safari Ride2 tokens
River Ride2 tokens
Pony Ride5 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 ExperienceLearn More
Giraffe VIP ExperienceLearn More
Vulture VIP ExperienceLearn More
Stingray VIP ExperienceLearn More
Orangutan VIP ExperienceLearn More
Marriage Proposal PackageLearn More

Animal Food

Goat Food1 Token ($1.00)
Duck Food$0.25
Lettuce for Giraffe1 Token ($1.00)

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
$10 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.

Guest Policies

Guest Dress Code

For health and safety reasons, and to maintain a family-friendly atmosphere, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo maintains the following dress code:

  • Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times. (Exception: shoes at Australian Adventure water features)
  • Provocative or revealing clothing and clothing that is generally considered offensive are prohibited.
  • Disguises, costumes, or articles of clothing that conceal a person’s identity are prohibited.

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo reserves the right deny or revoke admission to anyone who fails to comply with this dress code at the sole discretion of zoo management. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a staff member or visit the Guest Services Building. This policy will not be implemented in such a way as to discriminate against a guest based upon any known protected characteristic.

Have a question or comment about the zoo? Contact us.