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Just like with your home, sometimes our animal's homes need repair. For the safety of our residents, and those working on the repairs, animals will be required to be in behind-the-scenes areas for the work to be done. Unfortunately that means you might not get to see them on your visit.

We'll try to keep this information as up-to-date as possible. Please know that there are emergencies that might pop up.

Please be sure to check at the Admissions windows for the most current information.

Where is the Gorilla Family Today?

The location of the family group will be evaluated on a day to day basis. This could mean that the group is in a behind-the-scenes area on any given day and unavailable to greet guests.


Beginning Sunday, January 15 the family group will be behind-the-scenes full time in preparation for the birth of our second gorilla baby!

*This schedule is subject to change at any time.
** Cleaning of the Dayroom will take place in the morning prior to family group coming out into the space, this may mean family does not appear until mid to late morning. The family group may also go back behind-the-scenes in the late afternoon. The family group being outdoors is also weather dependent.

Alika's Baby Book

Animals Temporarily Off Exhibit

None at this time

Note: With the colder temperatures, some animals may remain indoors until the temperatures reach a pre-determined high or they may choose to stay inside where you may not be able to see them.  

Exhibits Temporarily Closed

None at this time

Attractions & Services Temporarily Closed

  • Sheep and Goat Contact Areas - Children's Farms
    Open: Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays only
    All animals may still be viewed daily.
  • Playground - The Downing Gorilla Forest - Closed when raining or just after it rains.

Animals Off Exhibit Long Term

  • Birds - Australia & South America
    As the temperatures become cooler most of our bird friends will be going behind-the-scenes for the winter.
    Return: Spring 2017
  • Capybaras, Lemurs, Squirrel Monkeys and Tayra - Australia & South America
    Return: Spring 2017
  • Tree Kangaroos - Australia & South America
    Return: Undetermined

Exhibits Closed Long Term

None at this time

Attractions & Services Closed Long Term

  • Boat Tours - North America
    Closed for the season.
  • Big Bear Watering Hole - North America
    Closed for the season.
  • Kookaburra Canteen - Australia and South America
    Closed for the season.
  • Nganda To Go-Go - The Downing Gorilla Forest
    Closed for the season.
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).