Sedgwick County Zoo
Sedgwick County Zoo

About Sedgwick County Zoo

The Sedgwick County Zoo is home to 3,000 individual animals of nearly 400 species.

These residents are grouped geographically and in settings that duplicate their natural habitats.

Exhibits include Africa, Asia, North America, Children’s Farms, Tropics, Amphibians and Reptiles, Cessna Penguin Cove, Koch Orangutan Chimpanzee Habitat, Downing Gorilla Forest, Slawson Family Tiger Trek and South America/Australia, which is among the largest walk-through aviaries in the United States.

One of the most important concepts influencing our exhibit design is experiential learning. Exhibits are designed so guests are immersed in the animal’s world for an empathetic learning experience.

Exhibits provide maximum opportunity for the animals’ natural behaviors. Most areas include components in which visitors walk freely among plants and animals.

Sedgwick County Zoo has been recognized with national and international awards for its support of field conservation programs and successful breeding of rare and endangered species.

Sedgwick County Zoo
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Sedgwick County Zoo Attractions

These unique experiences will add something extra special to your visit.

  • GIRAFFE FEEDING
    • $3 per person, per feeding
    • Summer (Mar-Oct) 10 – 11 AM and 1 – 2 PM*
    • Winter (Nov–Feb) 11 AM – 1 PM*
  • BOAT TOUR
    • $4 per person
    • 10 AM to 4 PM, summer only.*
  • TRAM TOUR
    • FREE
    • 11 AM to 4 PM

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?
A. Age Zoo Admission Cost
Young Children
(ages 0–2) FREE
Children
(ages 3–11) $11.95 /person
Adults
(ages 12–61) $15.95 /person
Senior Citizens
(ages 62+) $11.95 /person
Members
Become a Member FREE

Q. DO YOU EVER OFFER DISCOUNTS?
A. We offer special rates for groups of 20+ and school groups. Guests with a military ID receive $1 off regular gate admission for everyone in their party. On Wednesdays from November through February, tickets are $3 per person for Winter Wednesdays.

Q. CAN I PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE?
A. Yes! You can purchase your tickets online and print them at home before you visit.

Q. HOW MUCH IS A MEMBERSHIP?
A. Memberships start at $93.50 for a whole year of unlimited visits and more. See our Membership page for full details and benefits.

Q. IS THERE A FEE FOR PARKING?
A. Parking is FREE!

Q. WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?
A. Season Zoo Hours
Summer (Mar-Oct) 8:30 AM – 5 PM
Winter (Nov–Feb) 10 AM – 5 PM

Q. CAN WE BRING OUR STROLLER OR WAGON?
A. Absolutely! We also have strollers available for rent at $6/single or $10/double.

Q. DO YOU HAVE WHEELCHAIRS AVAILABLE?
A. Yes, wheelchairs are available to rent. A push wheelchair is $8, and an electric wheelchair is $25 for the first 3 hours and $5 for each additional hour. Call 316-266-8217 to reserve a wheelchair or inquire at the information kiosk inside the Zoo entrance.

Q. DO YOU HAVE LOCKERS AVAILABLE FOR RENT?
A. No, we do not have lockers available. Feel free to bring a cooler, bag, or wagon to carry your items around with you.

Q. CAN WE BRING PETS TO THE ZOO?
A. Only service dogs are permitted in the Zoo. We have limited kennel space available at no charge for pets that are traveling with you.

Q. CAN WE TAKE PICTURES OF THE ANIMALS?
A. You’re welcome to take photos and video for your personal use only. Commercial photography is allowed only with prior written permission.

Q. IS SMOKING ALLOWED AT THE ZOO?
A. Smoking is only allowed in the designated smoking areas indicated on the Zoo Map.

Q. ARE OUTSIDE FOOD AND BEVERAGES ALLOWED?
A. Yes, visitors can bring in food and non-alcoholic beverages. You can also stop by one of our food and beverage locations:

  • PLAZA BEASTRO
    Hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, fruit, plus daily specials
  • BIG BEAR WATERING HOLE (OPEN SEASONALLY)
    Ice cream, snacks, funnel cakes
  • NGANDA CAFE (OPEN SEASONALLY)
    Hot dogs, nachos, Siberian Chill
  • BAOBAB CAFE (OPEN SEASONALLY)
    Hot dogs, nachos, pizza, Siberian Chill
  • KOOKABURRA CANTEEN (OPEN SEASONALLY)
    Bottled drinks, hot dogs, pretzels, sno-cones

Q. WHAT EXTRAS CAN WE SEE DURING OUR VISIT?
A. Visit our Zoo Calendar to find out what’s happening while you’re here!

Q. CAN WE LEAVE THE ZOO AND COME BACK ON THE SAME DAY?
A. Yes. Just hold onto your receipt and present it at the admissions window when you return.

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