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Plan Your Visit

Hours

April 27-November 3:

9am-6pm

 

Wild Wednesdays (May-July):

9am-8pm

Zoo Admission

Purchased at the gate

General Admission (ages 13+): $22.00 | Buy Online and Save
Child Admission (ages 2-12): $20.00 | Buy Online and Save
Children below the age of 2: FREE
Zoo Members: FREE | Info
Private Events: Prices Vary | Info

Parking

All parking is free and within an easy walking distance of the zoo entrance.

View Map & Directions
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It pays to plan ahead. Buy Zoo tickets online to access exclusive discounts* and skip the long lines.

*Discounts and special pricing only available online and on select days. Admission for children below the age of 2 is always free. Check our 2024 calendar for up-to-date daily pricing.

Monday, Jun 17

Today's Online Ticket Price

$20 General Admission
(ages 13+)
$18 Child Admission
(ages 2-12)
$- Evening Admission
(entry after 4pm)
PURCHASE ONLINE

Tuesday, Jun 18

Tomorrow's Online Ticket Price

$20 General Admission
(ages 13+)
$18 Child Admission
(ages 2-12)
$- Evening Admission
(entry after 4pm)
PURCHASE ONLINE

Rides & Experiences

Enjoy a ride during your visit! Rides are purchased with digital tickets.

Sky Safari $4
Z.O.&O. Railroad $4
Crocodile Creek Adventure Ride: $4
Ride Endangered Species Carousel: $4
Ride Pass (10 Rides): $25
Ride Wristband: $10
Bamboo Forest Adventure Play: View & Sign Waiver Here $10 (PreScheduled)
Birthday Parties: Click here for more information.
Ride Passes and Tickets

Animal Experiences

Enjoy an animal experience during your visit! Experiences are purchased with digital tickets.

 

Goat Feeding:
Available at 9 a.m., 11 a.m.,
1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Wild Wednesday includes a 5 p.m. feeding
$2
Chicken Feeding:
Available at 10 a.m., 12 p.m.,
and 2 p.m.
$2
Giraffe Feeding: $2 = 1 leaf

$6 = 4 leaves

Stingray Feeding:
Available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Wild Wednesday includes a 6 p.m. feeding
$6
NEW Sitatunga Feeding:
Available at 11 a.m.
$6
Wild Encounters

Keeper Chats

Chat with our Zoo Keepers & learn how we care for our animals. Click below to see our Keeper Chats Schedule

Keeper Chats

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 reach out to Guest Services at 260-427-6800.

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

Single Stroller:             $10.00

Double Stroller:           $15.00

Wagon:                         $15.00

Wheelchair:                 Free
(ID required and held while wheelchair is being used.)

Scooter:                         $25.00
(First Come First Served)

Requirements
Rented ECVs may be used throughout the zoo. Guests must be 18 years of age to operate, and a photo ID is required to rent ECVs.

Safety Reminders
Wheelchairs and scooters are not meant for recreational devices but are intended for assistance to individuals needing help with mobility.  ECVs need to be operated at a walking speed.
The weight capacity for our ECV is 330 pounds.  The maximum weight for a manual wheelchair is 350 pounds.
View the full ECV Scooter rental policy here.

Guest Policies

Please review the guidelines and expectations for all Zoo visitors to ensure a pleasant and safe experience.

Sensory Friendly

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The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is a certified sensory inclusive facility registered with KultureCity. We offer quiet places, sensory bags, and headphones. Our staff are trained to help guests with sensory needs enjoy their visit and sensory bags can be checked out at the Guest Services building.
To prepare for your Zoo visit, read our KultureCity social story.

Accepted Payment

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We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express cards at the admission gate, gift shop, and concession stands. Only digital Ride Passes and Tickets are accepted at Zoo rides. Passes can be purchased on our website. Using a mobile device, we’ll send a QR code to your email address or through a text message.

LODGING IN FORT WAYNE

As Indiana’s second-largest city, Fort Wayne offers a wide variety of options for dining, lodging, and family fun!

Go to Visit Fort Wayne to check out the many choices available.  Enjoy your stay!

Explore the Zoo!

Zoo Map 2024

DOWNLOADABLE MAPS: ENGLISH / SPANISH

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
3411 Sherman
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808
PHONE: (260) 427-6800
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