Wichita is proud to be the home of the Sedgwick County Zoo, the seventh-largest zoo in the U.S. and Kansas’ most-visited outdoor attraction. Spend a leisurely day exploring 3,000 animals of nearly 400 species grouped geographically and in environments duplicating their natural settings among the zoo’s 250 acres. See endangered chimpanzees and orangutans, gorillas, tigers, penguins, giraffes, one of the largest walk-through aviaries in the country and more. Bring your own picnic cooler or have lunch at Plaza Beastro restaurant in the zoo’s Central Plaza area.
New Elephant Exhibit:
The Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley is scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend 2016 at the Sedgwick County Zoo! The new exhibit will be the third largest elephant habitat in the country, encompassing more than five acres of outdoor space plus an 18,000-square-foot indoor facility and the world’s largest elephant pool at 550,000 gallons.
Keeper Chats/Feeding Times/Animal Encounters – Check online or at the admission gate for a daily schedule of free interactions with zookeepers.
Tram & Boat Tours – Visitors can hop on the free narrated tram tour that includes five stops. Or, enjoy a boat tour for $3 per person, open seasonally.
Giraffe Feeding Station – Open weather permitting, March through October 10 to 11 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. daily, November through February 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends only. Cost is $2 per person/per feeding.
Guest Facilities – Concessions, Plaza Beastro restaurant, playground and gift shop.
Accessibility – The zoo is wheelchair accessible and wheelchairs and strollers may be rented.
Signature events – Easter Eggstravaganza, Father’s Day Car Show, Zoobilee and Night of the Living Zoo.
Summer hours (beginning March 1)
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Winter hours (beginning Nov. 1)
10 a. m. to 5 p.m.
Children 2 and under: free
Children 3-11: $9.95
Adults 12-61: $14.95
Senior citizens 62+: $11.95
Parking is free