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Plan Your Visit

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a frequent guest, fun always awaits at the Zoo!

What’s New

Hours 9 AM – 5 PM

We’re excited to see you again at the Zoo! Please take note of the precautions we're taking to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.


Guests will be required to wear masks in order to enter all buildings and indoor exhibits in the Zoo. Masks will be available for purchase at the Zoo entrance.

Alternate Building Hours

Some buildings in the Zoo are operating on alternate hours to allow for social distancing while keepers feed animals and clean habitats. Please consider the following building hours while planning your visit:

Exhibit Hours Open to Public
American Barn 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Amphibians & Reptiles 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
3 - 5 p.m.
Tropics 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 - 4 p.m.
Tiger Trek Building 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Downing Gorilla Forest 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Australia / South America 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 -4 p.m.
KOCH Orangutan & Chimpanzee Habitat 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


More questions about scheduling your visit? Check out our FAQ page.

Take Note.


  • SCZ is now open with limited entry. There are a limited number of tickets available each day, so guests are encouraged to schedule a time and reserve tickets online prior to arriving at the Zoo. Members do not need to reserve tickets online, just present Member ID at the gate.
  • Masks will be required to enter buildings and indoor exhibits at the Zoo. Guests are encouraged to maintain proper physical distancing throughout the entire Zoo.


Admission Prices

Age Cost
Young Children
(ages 0–2)
(ages 3–11)
$15 /person
(ages 12–61)
$20 /person
Senior Citizens
(ages 62+)
$15 /person
Become a Member

Purchase General Admission


Early Bird Admission

Early Bird Admission is available for Zoo Members and Senior Citizens. This is the perfect opportunity to get your steps in early or avoid the daily crowds and enjoy a more socially distant Zoo experience.

Purchase Early Bird Admission

Winter Wednesday

Age Cost
Young Children
(ages 0–2)
All ages
(ages 3+)
$3 /person
Become a Member

Enjoy $3 admission every Wednesday, November through February!

Winter Wednesday Admission

Winter Wednesday Early Bird


Enjoy a fresh and delicious menu of options at The Beastro, the Zoo’s main restaurant.

Check out the Beastro’s menu and order online here.


Other food and beverage options include Kookaburra Canteen, Big Bear Watering Hole, Baobab Cafe, and Nganda Cafe.

Gift Shop

Open 8:30 AM – 5 PM daily

Stroller and Wheelchair Rental

You can call us at (316) 266-8217 to reserve a wheelchair, or come in and find one at the gift shop.

* 60 lb. weight limit ** 100 lb. weight limit


Have more questions about your visit to the Zoo?

See our FAQ

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