CLOSED for the season

2019 Opening Date: April 27th

Zoo Admission

  • Adult (ages 19-61):                          $15.00
  • 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

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:                  6 tokens

Keeper Chats

Chat with our Zoo Keepers & learn how we care for our animals. Click here for daily schedule.

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.

Maps & Directions

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
3411 Sherman Blvd.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808

Phone: (260) 427-6800

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!

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.