Adventure Awaits at the
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Open daily in 2023: April 22 through October 29.
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 Rain Forest 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 the Rain Forest Entry Room 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: Hop on the Z.O.&O. Railroad
Explore the Zoo
Enjoy the Zoo for Less
Among Midwest Zoos, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is 15% cheaper for adults, 25% cheaper for kids, and 100% as amazing!
Members of participating zoos can get half-off admission via the reciprocal zoo program.
And, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is part of our Fort Wayne Adventure Pass - 4 great attractions for 1 low price!
Fort Wayne Adventure Pass
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Pay once and receive your mobile pass to explore four of Fort Wayne's top attractions for a discounted price:
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
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