We will open for our 2019 season on Saturday, April 6! Please be aware that this will be a soft opening as we continue to prepare for the season.
Visitor favorites such as the deer forest, petting zoo, and indoor reptile exhibit will be open, and some food and gift shop options including Galliford’s Restaurant & Tavern and the Purple Peacock Gift Shop will be available. However, other attractions and kiddie rides will not open until a little later into the season.
Many larger animal will be outside, weather permitting, including the lions, tigers, cheetahs, rhinos, chimpanzees, and more. However, please note that some species including some smaller primates, tropical birds, and the sloths will remain indoors and off exhibit until daytime and nighttime temperatures are consistently warm enough to safely move them to their habitats within the zoo.
Rides Availability: We are hoping to have the Skyfari Ride and Woodland Express Train available (weather permitting) for our opening week, however please be aware that Mechanical Kiddie Rides will not open until April 13th. After school vacation week (April 13-21), kiddie rides will be weekends only until May 11. All rides are weather permitting.
Learn more about rides.
Opening Week (April 6-12) Rates
Zoo-It-All (admission + mechanical rides): $30/person ages 3+
Admission Only: $20/person ages 3+
**Non-peak season rates are only available to purchase at the entrance on non-peak season dates during the 2019 season: April 6-12, April 22-May 3, May 6-10, & weekdays only September 9-October 18 (excludes holidays). Non-peak season rates are not available online. Pre-purchased tickets may be used on non-peak season dates, however refunds or difference credits will NOT be applied to these tickets.
Opening Week Special Offer: The weather leading up to and during our first week open is looking rainy, so we will need to wait longer to move many animals outdoors. Those who visit during our opening week (April 6-12) and purchase admission at the entrance will receive a free return visit to be used later in the season. Offer only available April 6, 2019 – April 12, 2019. Offer not valid for tickets purchased online or other pre-purchased admission.
We’re looking forward to a great season!