The Zoo is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. See below for special hours and closed dates.

Plan Your Trip

*Admission › Buy

$14.00

For adults and children 15-61

$12.00

For children 3-14 and adults 62+

FREE

For Zoo Members & children 2 yrs and under

*Attraction Tickets › Buy

$3.00 each

Good for train, carousel, or giraffe feeding (when available).

*Non-refundable. Valid within year of purchase. Not valid on special event/blackout days.

2024 Season Dates & Hours

March 29 - May 31

10 am to 5 pm, last entry 4:30 pm

June 1 - August 31

10 am to 8 pm, last entry 7:30 pm

September 1 - November 24

10 am to 5 pm, last entry 4:30 pm

Please Note

June 8: Zoo closes at 1 pm for Eat and Drink
July 4: Zoo closes at 5 pm for the holiday.
September 21:
Zoo closed for Brew at the Zoo
October 18-20: Zoo open for Zoo Boo only

Plan Your Trip

*Admission › Buy

$14.00

For adults and children 15-61

$12.00

For children 3-14 and adults 62+

FREE

For Zoo Members & children 2 yrs and under

*Attraction Tickets › Buy

$3.00 each

Good for train, carousel, or giraffe feeding (when available).

*Non-refundable. Valid within year of purchase. Not valid on special event/blackout days.

2024 Season Dates & Hours

March 29 - May 31

10 am to 5 pm, last entry 4:30 pm

June 1 - August 31

10 am to 8 pm, last entry 7:30 pm

September 1 - November 24

10 am to 5 pm, last entry 4:30 pm

Please Note

June 8: Zoo closes at 1 pm for Eat and Drink
July 4: Zoo closes at 5 pm for the holiday.
September 21:
Zoo closed for Brew at the Zoo
October 18-20: Zoo open for Zoo Boo only

First Aid

First Aid

If you require assistance, please ask a Zoo employee to notify a manager immediately!

Restrooms

Restrooms

Restrooms are located in the main plaza, on the north side of the Tire Rack Education Center, by the Giraffe Visitor Center, and on the west side of the Alligator Deck. Restrooms are handicapped accessible and equipped with changing stations.

Nursing Room

Nursing Room

The Zoo’s nursing room is located inside the Learning Center, through the southernmost doors.

Sensory Inclusion

Sensory Inclusion

KultureCity sensory bags are available for checkout to guests with sensory processing needs. Available at the booth next to the Zoo Entrance. There’s no cost, just leave an ID and return the bag when finished.

Single Stroller

$6.00

Single Stroller

Available at the booth next to the Zoo Entrance.

Safari Cart

$7.00

Safari Cart

Available at the booth next to the Zoo Entrance.

Double Stroller

$8.00

Double Stroller

Available at the booth next to the Zoo Entrance.

Electric Wheelchair

$25.00

Electric Wheelchair

One available at the booth next to the Zoo Entrance.

Standard wheelchairs are free!

*See Guest Services Upon Arrival

Attractions, Encounters, & More

All aboard! Grab your little ones and hop aboard the Zoo Train! Our historic CP Huntington electric train takes zoo goers by the Zoo's red pandas, our large pond and Monkey Islands, animals from North and South America, the kangaroos, the Zoo Hospital, the bobcats, and the otters before returning to the station. Starting in 2024, the Zoo Train will also go in front of The Lodge and Andean bear habitat! All proceeds from the Potawatomi Zoo Train go toward furthering the Zoo's mission.

The Zoo Train is scheduled to run from 10:00 am to the last ride 15 minutes before close. Daily operation is weather permitting!

A ticket is required for all riders over the age of 2. A ticket is not required for children 2 and under who are held on a lap.

Ticket Price: $3

Attraction tickets can be purchased ONLINE HERE, or at the front entrance, gift shop, attractions booth, or train ticket booth. An attraction pass, equal to 15 rides or feedings, can be purchased at the Zoo for $35, a discounted rate from the single-ticket price.

Choose your favorite animal and take a spin on the Potawatomi Zoo Endangered Species Carousel! Our carousel features 18 unique, one-of-a-kind, exotic animals. Each animal is hand-crafted and hand-painted by skilled artisans. Carousel animals include many of the species found at the Potawatomi Zoo - including a zebra, lion, leopard, tortoise, and painted dog. Our carousel also includes rare and endangered species from around the world and one ADA-accessible chariot with seating for two.

The carousel is scheduled to be open from 10:00 a.m. until the last ride 15 minutes before closing. Proceeds from carousel rides support Potawatomi Zoo’s mission. Daily operation is weather permitting!

A ticket is required for all seated riders.

Ticket Price: $3

Attraction tickets can be purchased ONLINE HERE, or at the front entrance, gift shop, attractions booth, or train ticket booth. An attraction pass, equal to 15 rides or feedings, can be purchased at the Zoo for $35, a discounted rate from the single-ticket price.

Experience the thrill of having one of the Zoo's Masai giraffes eat a piece of lettuce directly from your hand! This is an experience guaranteed to delight any Zoo visitor. Giraffe feeding will take place on the giraffe deck or inside the giraffe barn during inclement weather. 

In spring and fall, Giraffe Feeding is 10:30 am to 11:30 am or 2 pm to 3 pm.

In summer, June 1 to August 31, Giraffe Feeding is 11 am - 1 pm or 4 pm to 6 pm.

Please remember, the giraffes have individual preferences and engage in feeding at will. Everyone must follow Zoo staff instructions. Although attraction tickets aren't refundable, they can also be used on for the Potawatomi Express Train or Endangered Species Carousel. 

Ticket Price: $3 (equals 2 pieces of lettuce)

Attraction tickets can be purchased ONLINE HERE, or at the front entrance, gift shop, attractions booth, or train ticket booth. An attraction pass, equal to 15 rides or feedings, can be purchased at the Zoo for $35, a discounted rate from the single-ticket price.

Get up close to your favorite barnyard buddies! Stop by our feed machines so our goats and donkeys can eat right out of your hand! Animals may be viewed during the entire Zoo season, and are a delight for children and adults of all ages! Just make sure you don’t feed them any outside food!

Zoo Farm Food Price: $.50 per handful of food

Have a unique experience at the Zoo! Animal encounters with animals like our North American river otters and rhino, Masamba, are often available. Click the button below for more information.

Animal encounters will take place rain or shine.
 

Learn More

Attractions, Encounters, & More

All aboard! Grab your little ones and hop aboard the Zoo Train! Our historic CP Huntington electric train takes zoo goers by the Zoo's red pandas, our large pond and Monkey Islands, animals from North and South America, the kangaroos, the Zoo Hospital, the bobcats, and the otters before returning to the station. Starting in 2024, the Zoo Train will also go in front of The Lodge and Andean bear habitat! All proceeds from the Potawatomi Zoo Train go toward furthering the Zoo's mission.

The Zoo Train is scheduled to run from 10:00 am to the last ride 15 minutes before close. Daily operation is weather permitting!

A ticket is required for all riders over the age of 2. A ticket is not required for children 2 and under who are held on a lap.

Ticket Price: $3

Attraction tickets can be purchased ONLINE HERE, or at the front entrance, gift shop, attractions booth, or train ticket booth. An attraction pass, equal to 15 rides or feedings, can be purchased at the Zoo for $35, a discounted rate from the single-ticket price.

Choose your favorite animal and take a spin on the Potawatomi Zoo Endangered Species Carousel! Our carousel features 18 unique, one-of-a-kind, exotic animals. Each animal is hand-crafted and hand-painted by skilled artisans. Carousel animals include many of the species found at the Potawatomi Zoo - including a zebra, lion, leopard, tortoise, and painted dog. Our carousel also includes rare and endangered species from around the world and one ADA-accessible chariot with seating for two.

The carousel is scheduled to be open from 10:00 a.m. until the last ride 15 minutes before closing. Proceeds from carousel rides support Potawatomi Zoo’s mission. Daily operation is weather permitting!

A ticket is required for all seated riders.

Ticket Price: $3

Attraction tickets can be purchased ONLINE HERE, or at the front entrance, gift shop, attractions booth, or train ticket booth. An attraction pass, equal to 15 rides or feedings, can be purchased at the Zoo for $35, a discounted rate from the single-ticket price.

Experience the thrill of having one of the Zoo's Masai giraffes eat a piece of lettuce directly from your hand! This is an experience guaranteed to delight any Zoo visitor. Giraffe feeding will take place on the giraffe deck or inside the giraffe barn during inclement weather. 

In spring and fall, Giraffe Feeding is 10:30 am to 11:30 am or 2 pm to 3 pm.

In summer, June 1 to August 31, Giraffe Feeding is 11 am - 1 pm or 4 pm to 6 pm.

Please remember, the giraffes have individual preferences and engage in feeding at will. Everyone must follow Zoo staff instructions. Although attraction tickets aren't refundable, they can also be used on for the Potawatomi Express Train or Endangered Species Carousel. 

Ticket Price: $3 (equals 2 pieces of lettuce)

Attraction tickets can be purchased ONLINE HERE, or at the front entrance, gift shop, attractions booth, or train ticket booth. An attraction pass, equal to 15 rides or feedings, can be purchased at the Zoo for $35, a discounted rate from the single-ticket price.

Get up close to your favorite barnyard buddies! Stop by our feed machines so our goats and donkeys can eat right out of your hand! Animals may be viewed during the entire Zoo season, and are a delight for children and adults of all ages! Just make sure you don’t feed them any outside food!

Zoo Farm Food Price: $.50 per handful of food

Have a unique experience at the Zoo! Animal encounters with animals like our North American river otters and rhino, Masamba, are often available. Click the button below for more information.

Animal encounters will take place rain or shine.
 

Learn More