Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Home
The Zoo is currently closed. Join us for Wild Zoo Wonderland in December. Learn more.

Plan Your Visit


Pricing information for digital tickets is coming soon for the 2024 season. 

Sky Safari
Z.O.&O. Railroad
Crocodile Creek Adventure Ride:
Ride Endangered Species Carousel:
Bamboo Forest Adventure Play

(view and sign waiver here):

Ride Passes and Tickets

Animal Experiences

Pricing information for digital tickets is coming soon for the 2024 season. 

Goat Feeding:
Available at 9 a.m., 11 a.m.,
1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Chicken Feeding:
Available at 10 a.m., 12 p.m.,
and 2 p.m.
Giraffe Feeding:
Stingray Feeding:
Available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Wild Encounters

Keeper Chats

The 2024 Keeper Chat schedule is coming soon!

Keeper Chats

We have made several changes in order to keep our guests and our staff healthy and safe.


Closed for the season.

Learn more about special events.

Zoo Admission

General Admission (ages 13+): $12.00
Child (ages 2-12): $10.00
Children below the age of 2: FREE
Zoo Members: FREE | Info


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

View Map & Directions

Rentals & Accessibility

Pricing information for the 2024 season is coming soon

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)


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.

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. 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.


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


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