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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 2018*

Children (ages 2 and under): FREE
Children (ages 3-11): $11.95
Adults (ages 12-61): $15.95
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 >

The Zoo will be closed one day only, September 8, 2018 to facilitate the preparation of the annual Zoo fundraiser, Zoobilee.

Including gorilla family schedule.


Parking is FREE at the Sedgwick County Zoo. With over 1,700 parking spaces, in five designated parking areas, you're sure to find a spot just for you!

Pets at the Zoo 

Only service dogs are permitted in the Zoo. The Zoo has limited kennel space available at no charge for pets that are traveling with you. For more information or to check availability, please call 316.266.8211.

PLEASE do not leave your pet in your vehicle while you visit the Zoo. Your vehicle can become 10 to 20 degrees warmer than the temperature outside, cracking the windows has little effect on the conditions in your car. 

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.
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Salads, Fruit, plus Daily Specials

Big Bear Watering Hole - Open Seasonally
Ice Cream, Snacks, Funnel Cakes

Nganda Café - Open Seasonally
Hot Dogs, Nachos, Siberian Chill

Baobab Cafe - Open Seasonally
Hot Dogs, Nachos, Pizza, Siberian Chill

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: $10.00
  • Push Wheelchair: $8.00
  • Electric Wheelchair: $25.00 per 3 hours / $5 each additional hour

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 hour from 11:00 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 
First tour at 10:00 a.m., last tour at 4:00 p.m. - Boat goes out approximately every 30 minutes.
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 island! Purchase tickets for a round-trip tour at the boat dock behind Big Bear Watering Hole. Cost is $3 per person.

Staff and weather permitting.
Boat Tours close for season on October 30.

Please Note

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No alcohol, balloons or pets.
  • No Bikes, scooters, skates, skate-shoes, skateboards, hover boards, or Segways.
  • Do not disturb the animals, plants or other visitors.
  • Do not feed any "people food" to the animals. Do not feed the ducks and geese.
  • No smoking except in designated smoking areas during regular business hours.
  • Some animals may be off exhibit due to weather.
  • 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.

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.

Get Into Nature: O.W.L.Site

Sedgwick County Zoo is proud to be the state’s only certified OWL (Outdoor Wildlife Learning) Site in a zoo. The area is designed to attract native wildlife and to encourage families to get out and enjoy nature. Stop by and play when visiting the Children's Farms, site is located next to the American barn yard!

We encourage you to visit the O.W.L.Site and explore the log, build a lean-to, discover some of the crops grown in Kansas, and watch for birds, butterflies and lizards. Things are always changing in the O.W.L.Site so stop by each visit to the Zoo.

This program is sponsored by the Chickadee Checkoff of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

Planning a Visit to Wichita

For more information about Wichita visit the following information resources:


 Learn more about Visit Wichita's Explore Card:


Hours of Operation
Summer8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(March – October)
Winter10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(November – February)
*The Zoo will be closed one day only, September 8, 2018 to facilitate the preparation of the annual Zoo fundraiser, Zoobilee.
Administration Office:  
Sedgwick County Zoo
5555 Zoo Boulevard
Wichita, Kansas 67212
t: (316) 660-9453
f: (316) 942-3781
Membership Office:  
t: (316) 266-8211
f: (316) 266-8263
Lost and Found:   Zoo Entrance
t: (316) 266-8218
Gift Shop:   Gift Shop Manager
t: (316) 266-8217
Zoo Map - Spring/Summer 2017 download pdf
Field Trip Form 2017 download pdf
Sedgwick County Zoo Song download mp3