It's that time of year again. Just as folks in the Midwest are starting to enjoy warmer weather and leave their winter hibernation behind -- so are the animals at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, which opens this year on Saturday, April 21.
Don't miss an opportunity to be one of the first to see the Eastern Grey Kangaroo joeys, born last year, but just recently leaving their mothers' pouches to say "hello." The zoo is northeast Indiana's largest tourist attraction and will be the highlight during your next family trip to Fort Wayne.
The zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $13.50 for adults, $8.50 for children ages two to 14, and $10.50 for seniors (60 and older). Children under age one and under are admitted free. In addition, the zoo offers free parking.
After seeing the new zoo babies, children can enjoy a multitude of interactive and colorful displays and exhibits while mingling with more than 1,500 animals including giraffes, hyenas, pandas and more! Keeper chats and free animal shows are also offered daily at the zoo. For visitors and locals alike, it's not an attraction to be missed!
The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is located at 3411 Sherman Blvd., on the near north side of the city in Franke Park. Questions? Call the zoo at 260.427.6800, find details online about daily events, and keep in touch by following the zoo on Facebook and Twitter.
Previously a reporter at daily newspapers in Indiana and Ohio, Holly Hammersmith now works as a full-time freelance writer and editor. In her spare time, Holly can be found running or practicing yoga. She also enjoys visiting local coffee shops and day tripping. Find Holly on Twitter @HFHammers and at http://hollyhammersmith.com.