Hours and Admission

zoo accolades The zoo is closed for the season.  Visit when we reopen for the season on April 25, 2015.

Admission Fees

Adult (ages 19-59) $14.00 
Child (ages 2-18) $9.00
Senior (ages 60+) $10.50
Zoo Members         FREE   Get Membership Info
School Groups
$6.50 Get a Field Trip
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Parking is FREE!


Enjoy five amazing rides during your visit!  Tokens cost $1 each and are available at machines located throughout the zoo.  Or purchase a Ride Pass for $20 at the admission booth and get  a 12-ride punch card for the price of 10 rides! Ride Passes are good for Train, Boat, Sky Safari, or Carousel.  Sorry, Ride Passes are not valid at the Pony Ride.

Train Ride 2 tokens
Sky Safari Ride 2 tokens
Endangered Species Carousel 2 tokens
River Ride 2 tokens
Pony Ride 5 tokens

Some rides operate seasonally. Check at the zoo entrance for availability.goat, child, girl, petting


Single Stroller $4.00
Double Stroller $6.00
Wagon $7.00
Wheelchairs FREE*

*$10 deposit required; refunded when wheelchair is returned

Animal Food

Goat Food $1.00
Duck Food $0.25

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.


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