2021 Summer Hours
The Zoo is open extended hours* throughout Prairie Farms Dairy Summer Zoo Weekends!
May 14 – August 15
- Sunday through Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
- 4:30 closing on Thursdays, May 27, June 17, July 15, August 12 for ticketed Night at the Zoo
- Friday and Saturday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
July 4 (Independence Day)
- Sunday, July 4: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
August 16 – October 14
- Daily: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
September 4 – 6 (Labor Day Weekend)
- Saturday through Monday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
*Some exhibits and attractions may open later or close earlier than the posted times.
Zoo Reservations Required to Visit
All Zoo guests, including those attending these summer events, must make a free, timed reservation online in advance to enter the Zoo. Make a reservation up to seven days prior to the date of visit. Daily attendance is limited to help maintain social distancing within the Zoo.
Family Fun Friday Nights presented by Mid America Chevy Dealers
- Entertainers roam the Zoo from 5-7 p.m.
- Strolling magician, juggler, stilt walker, saxophone or guitar player, DJ
- Zoo attractions and animal exhibits open
- Food and drink specials
Do More with an Adventure Pass!
Enjoy a full day at the Zoo with all the amenities.
Save More as a Member
Join today and enjoy a full year of benefits—including parking passes, shopping & dining discounts, invitations to Member-only events and more! Check out the various membership levels and choose the one that’s right for you.
Our Zoo Values Safety
The safety of guests, staff and animals is the Zoo's highest priority. To provide a safe and memorable experience for all, the Zoo has implemented enhanced protocols and procedures.
See the reservations page for up-to-date details and other safety measures prior to your visit.
Thank you to our Summer Zoo Weekends sponsors:
- Prairie Farms Dairy
- iHeart Media