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Hours

Grounds: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admittance 4 p.m.) | 7 p.m. closing in summer* 
Exhibit Buildings: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | 6 p.m. closing in summer* (Amazonia opens at 10 a.m. year round)
Dining & Shopping: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | 5 p.m. closing in summer*
Visitor Center: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. | 6 p.m. closing in summer*

*Summer hours begin March 15 and run through Sept. 30. Exact dates may vary each year. Please check back for updates.

Please be aware that animal demonstrations, outdoor viewing and certain attractions, including the Speedwell Conservation Carousel, are weather dependent.

Time Machine

The Time Machine helps you plan a visit to the Zoo by allowing you to select a date to see future hours. Please note that hours are subject to change due to special events, inclement weather and unscheduled closures, so we recommend checking in again closer to your visit.
Choose the day you're planning to visit the Zoo.