Spring time is often our busiest time here at the Zoo, so we put together some tips to help you make the most out of your visit!
Weekdays – During April and May, the Zoo is especially crowded with school groups on Thursday and Friday mornings. If you are looking to avoid these crowds, we suggest you choose an alternate day or try visiting in the late afternoon. Remember, the Zoo is open every day until 6 p.m.
Weekends – Get to the Zoo bright and early. By arriving right when we open at 9 a.m., you get the chance to beat the crowds and see many of the animals when they are most active.
The best way to get through the gate faster is to purchase or renew your membership online. By doing so, you will receive an immediate email confirmation that you can show for entry. Having your confirmation email/membership card and identification ready to show the gate attendant also expedites your entrance.
Arriving early is the best way to avoid parking congestion. On days when our main lot fills, we will open an overflow parking lot. This area is not paved, so if you’re stroller or wheelchair is not all-terrain, it’s best to stay in the main lot.
Our animal shows at the amphitheater have returned and can be seen daily. We also offer animal encounters to give you a chance to meet our ambassador animal collection on the trail and after the show. Animal encounters occur every day. Check here for more details or pick up a schedule at the ticket booth on your way in.
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