Zoo Rules

The Zoo reserves the right to deny admission or require a person already admitted to leave Zoo grounds without a refund if we consider that the circumstances so require.

  • Proper attire, including shirts and shoes, must be worn at all times inside the Zoo.
  • Children ages 14 & under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Guests must remain on public pathways and should not pick the vegetation.
  • Animals are on special diets – do not feed the animals.
  • The Zoo is a living collection. Due to weather, animal health checks, periodic maintenance, or other reasons, some attractions, exhibits, or experiences, may not be open.
  • Do not throw coins, sticks, or anything else into animal exhibits.
  • Smoking and electronic cigarettes are not allowed on Zoo grounds.

Tickets are required for the Potawatomi Zoo Express Train and Endangered Species Carousel.

  • A ticket is required for all train riders over the age of 2.
  • A ticket is required for all seated carousel riders.

The following items may not be brought into the Zoo:

  • Food, alcohol, or glass containers
  • Disposable plastic straws and lids
  • Balloons or balls
  • Bikes, skates, scooters, or skateboards
  • Radios
  • Animals or pets can not be brought to the Zoo, with the exception of trained service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

All tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable, and non-replaceable.

Zoo Rules

The Zoo reserves the right to deny admission or require a person already admitted to leave Zoo grounds without a refund if we consider that the circumstances so require.

  • Proper attire, including shirts and shoes, must be worn at all times inside the Zoo.
  • Children ages 14 & under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Guests must remain on public pathways and should not pick the vegetation.
  • Animals are on special diets – do not feed the animals.
  • The Zoo is a living collection. Due to weather, animal health checks, periodic maintenance, or other reasons, some attractions, exhibits, or experiences, may not be open.
  • Do not throw coins, sticks, or anything else into animal exhibits.
  • Smoking and electronic cigarettes are not allowed on Zoo grounds.

Tickets are required for the Potawatomi Zoo Express Train and Endangered Species Carousel.

  • A ticket is required for all train riders over the age of 2.
  • A ticket is required for all seated carousel riders.

The following items may not be brought into the Zoo:

  • Food, alcohol, or glass containers
  • Disposable plastic straws and lids
  • Balloons or balls
  • Bikes, skates, scooters, or skateboards
  • Radios
  • Animals or pets can not be brought to the Zoo, with the exception of trained service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

All tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable, and non-replaceable.

Photo Policy

In consideration of entering the Potawatomi Zoo, visitors (individually and on behalf of their minor dependents, as the case may be): (1) agree that they may be filmed, videotaped, and/or photographed, without notice, by or on behalf of the Potawatomi Zoological Society (“Society”); (2) give the Society permission to use such film(s), video(s), photograph(s), and/or likenesses, whether in original form or edited, for any purpose, such as marketing and advertising, in any media, now known or hereinafter developed, worldwide, indefinitely, without notice or compensation, and with or without associating a visitor’s name thereto; and (3) acknowledge that the Society shall own all rights, title, and interests in these film(s), video(s), and photograph(s), and in all materials incorporating the same. If any portion of this paragraph is deemed to be void, the parties agree to modify it such that it is enforceable to the closest effect allowed under law to its original form. If such a provision cannot be modified, it is severable and the remaining portion(s) will remain in full effect.

Photo Policy

In consideration of entering the Potawatomi Zoo, visitors (individually and on behalf of their minor dependents, as the case may be): (1) agree that they may be filmed, videotaped, and/or photographed, without notice, by or on behalf of the Potawatomi Zoological Society (“Society”); (2) give the Society permission to use such film(s), video(s), photograph(s), and/or likenesses, whether in original form or edited, for any purpose, such as marketing and advertising, in any media, now known or hereinafter developed, worldwide, indefinitely, without notice or compensation, and with or without associating a visitor’s name thereto; and (3) acknowledge that the Society shall own all rights, title, and interests in these film(s), video(s), and photograph(s), and in all materials incorporating the same. If any portion of this paragraph is deemed to be void, the parties agree to modify it such that it is enforceable to the closest effect allowed under law to its original form. If such a provision cannot be modified, it is severable and the remaining portion(s) will remain in full effect.