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Plan Your Visit


Enjoy a ride during your visit! Tokens cost $1 each and are available at machines located throughout the zoo.

Z.O.&O. Railroad:3 3 tokens
Endangered Species Carousel: 3 tokens
Sky Safari Ride: 3 tokens
Crocodile Creek Adventure Ride: 3 tokens
Ride Pass 12 for $25

Animal Experiences

Enjoy an animal experience during your visit! Tokens cost $1 each and are available at machines located throughout the Zoo.

Stingray Feeding: 5 tokens
Giraffe Feeding: 1 token
Goat Food: 1 token
Animal Feeding Pass 15 for $15
Wild Encounters

Keeper Chats

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

Keeper Chats

We can’t wait to welcome you all back to the Zoo in person. We have made several changes in order to keep our guests and our staff healthy and safe.


Fall Hours
9am-5pm – August 15-October 30

Zoo Admission

Adults (ages 19-61): $16.00
Child (ages 2-18): $12.00
Seniors (ages 62+): $14.00
Babies (ages 1 and under): FREE
Zoo Members: FREE | Info
Large Group: Varies | Info
School Groups: $8.00 Qualifying Groups | Info
Wild Encounters: Varies | Info


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

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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is one of the Top Ten zoos in the nation – and the perfect destination for your next birthday party or private event.

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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:             $5.00

Double Stroller:           $7.00

Wagon:                         $8.00

Wheelchair:                  FREE ID is required to turn in and returned when wheelchair is returned

Scooter:                         $25.00
(First Come First Served)

Sensory Friendly


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. 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.


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!

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Guest Policies

Guest Policy 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.

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