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What to know before you visit:

Face coverings are strongly recommended but are not required.

Help keep each other healthy and maintain 6 foot social distance between you and others.

Washing your hands regularly with soap and water.

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo will continue to follow the leadership of the Allen County Department of Health, and adhere to the guidelines passed down to our community.


An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is making significant efforts to ensure a reasonably safe environment; however, the safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff cannot be guaranteed due to the nature of the pandemic.

Visitors who are 65 years of age or older, or individuals who are medically vulnerable to COVID-19 should ensure they take measures to be safe and not subject themselves to the risks this virus could pose.

By visiting the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

SPEND A DAY AT THE FORT WAYNE CHILDREN’S ZOO!

Hours, Details, and Parking

Hours

May through August:
9 am to 7 pm
April, September and October
9 am to 5 pm


Closed June 10th for Zoofari Fundraising Event.

Parking

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

View Map & Directions

Rentals & Accessibility

Single Stroller: $4.00
Double Stroller: $6.00
Wagon: $7.00
Wheelchair: FREE

$10.00 Deposit required, refunded when wheelchair is returned

A YEAR OF FAMILY FUN!

Connect with your inner 'WILD' at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

Our zoo is loaded with some of the planet’s most amazing residents. Discover what makes Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo one of Indiana’s top destinations for family fun.

Benefits & Membership Packages
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Support Our Mission

Connecting kids and animals, strengthening families and inspiring people to care.

Events

Thursday

10

June
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Zoofari 2021

Zoofari presented by SYM Financial Advisors offers guests 21 and older the chance to...

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Thursday

29

July
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Corks for Conservation

Corks for Conservation highlights work being done around the world to save wildlife and...

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Thursday

16

September
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Zoobilee: Red Pandamonium

Zoobilee, presented by PNC Bank, is our signature gala featuring fabulous food, drinks,...

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A Sealion

Volunteers

Volunteers

Volunteers

Membership

Membership

Careers

Careers

Zoo Stories

May 6, 2021

Meet the Cownose Stingray

Its square and indented snout looks like a cow nose! The cownose stingray is known for their mass migrations, but you can visit them at the Fort Wayne Children’s at the Stingray Bay! Flying like birds under the water, these cownose rays move with the waves! Here are some fun facts to help you get ... Read More

Meet the Cownose Stingray

Its square and indented snout looks like a cow nose! The cownose stingray is known for ... Read More

From Basketball Players to Zoo Keepers

From Basketball players to Zoo Keepers, the game taught both Tiffany and Steve ... Read More

What Do Ratchet Wrenches, Strawberry Pies, and Anchors Have In Common?

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Yes, the Animals in African Journey Really Do Spend the Winter Here!

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