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The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is currently closed. Stay tuned for details about our Wild Zoo Spring Preview coming in April 2024.

Plan Your Visit

Hours

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is currently closed. Stay tuned for details about our Wild Zoo Spring Preview coming in April 2024.

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.

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Special Pricing for Online Ticket Sales

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo now offers special pricing on select days–available exclusively when you buy your tickets online. Check our 2024 calendar for up-to-date daily pricing.

2024 Calendar

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 (Scheduled)
Birthday Parties: Birthday Party information
coming April 2024
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.
$2
Chicken Feeding:
Available at 10 a.m., 12 p.m.,
and 2 p.m.
$2
Giraffe Feeding: $3 = 1 leaf
$6 = 5 leaves
Stingray Feeding:
Available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
$6
Wild Encounters

Keeper Chats

Chat with our Zoo Keepers & learn how we care for our animals. The 2024 Keeper Chat schedule is coming soon!

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:             $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

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.

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!

2023 Zoo Map

DOWNLOADABLE MAPS: ENGLISH / WALKING MAP

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