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It's All Happening at the Zoo

Check the Calendar for daily activities, events or special announcements. Come face to face with the wildest animals from around the world! See eye to eye with endangered chimpanzees and orangutans. Get to know the gorillas of The Downing Gorilla Forest. Spend the day with colorful birds, playful penguins, poison dart frogs and more than 3,000 other individual animals of all sizes, shapes and colors. Discover why Sedgwick County Zoo is the No. 1 outdoor family tourist attraction in Kansas. Come out and play!

Regular Admission 2014*

Children (ages 2 and under): FREE
Children (ages 3-11): $8.95
Adults (ages 12-61): $13.95
Senior Citizens (ages 62+): $11.95

Now you can purchase regular admission tickets online and print them at home before you visit. Purchase tickets now >

* Plus tax. Admission prices are subject to change.

Today and every day .25 of every gate admission supports Sedgwick County Zoo conservation efforts in the wild. You can save animals in the wild and save money through membership benefits each and every time you visit Sedgwick County Zoo. Compare the VALUE of MEMBERSHIP to the cost of gate admission >

Food & Beverage

Plan to stop by one of four food & beverage locations to grab a snack and get re-energized or you can bring your own picnic cooler. Download the Zoo Map and plan your visit.

Plaza Beastro - Indoor and outdoor eating areas available.
Soda, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Salads, Fruit, plus Daily Specials

Big Bear Watering Hole - Open Seasonally
Ice Cream, Pizza, Snacks

Nganda Café - Open Seasonally
Sno-cones, Hot Dogs, Nachos

Kookaburra Canteen - Open Seasonally
Bottled Drinks, Hot Dogs, Pretzels, Sno-cones

Stroller & Wheelchair Rental

Strollers and Wheelchairs are available at the Gift Shop. Please call 266-8217 to reserve a wheelchair.

  • Single Stroller: $6.00
  • Double Stroller: $9.00
  • Push Wheelchair: $5.00
  • Electric Wheelchair: $25.00 per 3 hours / $5 each additional hour

Please Note

Sedgwick County Zoo will no longer be able to accept personal checks at the Zoo. We do accept cash and most major credit cards. We're sorry for any inconvenience this might cause. However, there is an ATM located inside the Plaza Beastro. Thank you for understanding.

FREE Tram Tour

Enjoy a FREE narrated tram tour of the Zoo. You can hop on or off at any of five designated tram stops. The tram is tentatively scheduled to leave from the Zoo Entrance every 20 minutes from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you are planning to use the tram as your primary means to see the Zoo, please call 266-8218 the day of your visit to confirm the tram schedule.*

*Trams do not run during inclement weather or if the Zoo has a large event scheduled.


Giraffe Feeding Station
See eye to eye with a giraffe! $2 per person / per feeding
March-October Open 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., weather permitting
November-February Open 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. weekends only, weather permitting

Boat Tours
Enjoy a whole new view of the Zoo. You’ll travel under the bridge that leads to The Downing Gorilla Forest and float past the lemur islands! Purchase tickets for a round-trip tour at the boat dock behind Big Bear Watering Hole. Cost is $3 per person. Tours are now running weekends. Starting Memorial Day tours will run daily when weather and staffing allows.

Smile for the Camera

During your visit to Sedgwick County Zoo you might be photographed, videotaped or filmed. Your paid admission to the Zoo serves as permission for use of your image by Sedgwick County Zoological Society. The commercial use of photographs, video and film you take during your visit is prohibited without written consent of Sedgwick County Zoological Society.

Planning a Visit to Wichita

For more information about Wichita visit the following information resources:



It’s the best of your world, and ours.

At, you can upload your own pictures, and combine them with our professional, premium-quality images to make personal, customized photo books, posters, and calendars. Plus when you shop at, 25% of your purchase goes to The Zoo. This means you can make a difference for our animals just by clicking and dragging. And the benefit to The Zoo is instamatic and automatic!
Visit today!

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 6, 2014 to facilitate the preparation of the annual Zoo fundraiser, Zoobilee. For Zoobilee ticket information please call 266-8APE (8273).
Field Trip Form 2014 download pdf
Sedgwick County Zoo Song download mp3
Administration Office:  
Sedgwick County Zoo
5555 Zoo Boulevard
Wichita, Kansas 67212
t: (316) 660-9453
f: (316) 942-3781
Membership Office:  
Sedgwick County Zoo
5555 Zoo Boulevard
Wichita, Kansas 67212
t: (316) 266-8211
f: (316) 266-8263
Lost and Found:   Zoo Entrance
Sedgwick County Zoo
5555 Zoo Boulevard
Wichita, Kansas 67212
t: (316) 266-8218