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Sedgwick County Zoo and Its Affiliates

Our Mission is to inspire discovery, appreciation, and respect for animals and nature.

The Sedgwick County Zoo is a not-for-profit organization, accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you and a better future for all living things. With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. Sedgwick County Zoo is also a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Sedgwick County Zoo has been recognized with national and international awards for its support of field conservation programs and successful breeding of rare and endangered species. It's the No. 1 outdoor family tourist attraction in Kansas and is home to more than 3,000 animals of nearly 400 different species.




The National Elephant Center


Sedgwick County Zoo supports The National Elephant Center, the result of a unique collaboration among zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA); individuals and organizations that care deeply about elephants; and Waste Management, a corporation committed to the environment and species conservation.

Even though elephants are the largest living land animals, their future is in serious jeopardy in Asia and Africa due, in most part, to elephant/human conflict and poaching. Ironically, it is people who care about elephants and those working in AZA accredited zoos that care for elephants who can best address this crisis.

AZA accredited zoos have long supported elephant conservation and research and now have come together to establish The National Elephant Center. The Center is poised to become a world leader in elephant population management, conservation, scientific research and care for elephant populations in zoos and in the wild. The Center will become the epicenter for AZA elephant population management and excellence in care and conservation. Today nearly 290 elephants are cared for in North American zoos accredited by the AZA. Each one serves as a vital, living link to elephants in the wild, directly inspiring people to care about the future of elephants worldwide.

Hours of Operation
Summer Hours8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Beginning March 1)
Winter Hours10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Beginning November 1)
Open 364 Days a Year!*
*The Zoo will be closed one day only, September 9, 2017 to facilitate the preparation of the annual Zoo fundraiser, Zoobilee. For Zoobilee ticket information please call 266-8APE (8273).