Adventure Awaits at the
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Visit “one of the top ten zoos in the nation!”
The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is a nationally ranked zoo, offering families 40 acres of animals, rides and beautifully landscaped grounds. Four distinct sections offer rides and hands-on experiences around every turn:
The African Journey features lions, hyenas, monkeys and more!
- Hands-on highlights: Hand-feed giraffes and enjoy play spaces all across the continent including sitting behind the wheel of a real Land Rover and zooming in on zebra and wildebeest with the Savannah Viewers.
- Relax and Ride: Tickle your toes in the treetops as you glide 38 feet into the air on the Sky Safari! Get a bird’s eye view of lions, zebras, wildebeest, and ostrich in the African Journey exhibit.
- Snack spots include the Market Oasis
The Australian Adventure features the Reef, Kangaroos, and more!
- Pet a stingray, ride a surfboard, and explore the outback, mate!
- Relax and Ride: Climb into your own dugout canoe and explore The Outback on the Crocodile Creek Adventure Ride. You’ll observe the life cycle of a crocodile while you float past dingoes and eastern grey kangaroos. Sit back and enjoy this relaxing canoe ride – no paddling required!
- Snack spots include Ray’s Barefoot Grill and Matilda’s
The Indonesian Rainforest offers a cool escape amidst jungle life. Come nose-to-nose with tigers, orangutans, and reptiles!
- Hands-on highlights: Get hands-on with nature at Dr. Diversity’s Research Station and trek the Tree Top Trail.
- Relax and Ride: The Endangered Species Carousel depicts endangered animals from Southeast Asia. Children and adults alike will enjoy a spin on one of these colorful creatures set to nostalgic organ music.
- Snack spots include Treetops Café and Icee Mix-it-up
The Central Zoo features our newest exhibits, Monkey Island and an interactive home for our River Otters!
- Hands-on highlights: Brush a goat at the Indiana Family Farm, watch a sea lion feeding or stop for a photo opp on Little Poof.
- Relax and ride: Enjoy a pony ride or hop on the Z.O.&O. Railroad
- Snack spots include Pony Express
Explore the Zoo
Enjoy the Zoo for Less
If you are a member of one of our participating zoos, you can get half off admission with your zoo membership. kidszoo.org/membership/.