Frequently Asked Questions
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Become a Member
We offer special rates for groups of 20+ and school groups. Guests with a military ID receive $1 off regular gate admission for everyone in their party. On Wednesdays from November through February, tickets are $3 per person for Winter Wednesdays.
We accept cash and most major credit cards. We do not take personal checks.
Yes! You can purchase your tickets online and print them at home before you visit.
Memberships start at $93.50 for a whole year of unlimited visits and more. See our Membership page for full details and benefits.
Parking is FREE!
9 AM to 5 PM
We close the Saturday after Labor Day for our annual fundraiser, Zoobilee. But we are open all other 364 days of the year.
Absolutely! We also have strollers available for rent at $6/single or $10/double. Ask for them at the gift shop or the information kiosk inside the Zoo entrance.
Yes, wheelchairs are available to rent. A push wheelchair is $8, and an electric wheelchair is $25 for the first 3 hours and $5 for each additional hour. Call 316-266-8217 to reserve a wheelchair or inquire at the information kiosk inside the Zoo entrance.
For the safety of our animals and our guests, we do not allow bikes, scooters, skates, skate-shoes, skateboards, hoverboards, or Segways.
No, we do not have lockers available. Feel free to bring a cooler, bag, or wagon to carry your items around with you.
To ensure the safety of our animals and yours, only service dogs are permitted in the Zoo.
You’re welcome to take photos and video for your personal use only. Commercial photography is allowed only with prior written permission.
Smoking is not allowed inside the Zoo. Guests may exit the Zoo in order to smoke in the parking lot and reenter as many times as necessary.
Yes, visitors can bring in food and non-alcoholic beverages. You can also stop by one of our food and beverage locations:
Hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, salads, fruit, plus daily specials
Ice cream, snacks, funnel cakes
Hot dogs, nachos, Siberian Chill
Hot dogs, nachos, pizza, Siberian Chill
Bottled drinks, hot dogs, pretzels, sno-cones
Visit our Zoo Calendar to find out what’s happening while you’re here!
Yes! Our gift shop is located near the entrance of the Zoo. We offer a full selection of merchandise, including books, SCZ logo clothing, educational toys and much more.
Yes. Just hold onto your receipt and present it at the admissions window when you return, or ask for a stamp on your hand.
We’re open rain or shine! We don’t give rain checks, so be sure to check the weather before you come.