Things are always happening at the Zoo! Shows and attractions are weather permitting and their operating schedules are subject to change. Guests are encouraged to call 610.277.3825 ext. 222 or visit the "Announcements" section on the home page before their visit to receive times of operation and to confirm if a specific attraction is open.

Bison Feeding

Guests can hand-feed bison from a feeding deck located at the exhibit. Sponsored by Independence Blue Cross.

     Bison Feed: Non-members: $4.00; Members: $3.00
     Open daily, weather permitting; 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Giraffe Feeding

Guests can hand-feed giraffes from one of two observation decks. Sponsored by Taphouse 23.

     Giraffe Feed: Non-members: $4.00; Members: $3.00
     Open daily, weather permitting; 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Wild Encounters

Guests can meet our educational ambassadors in our Zoo Bowl Theater in educational and entertaining programs.

     Closed for the season

Birds of Paradise

Guests can hand-feed tropical sun conures and canary-winged parakeets ("beebees") from inside the Birds of Paradise exhibit.

     Closed for the season

Barn Feeding

Guests visiting the barn can purchase feed for the goats and sheep.

     Barn Feed: $1.00
     Open daily, weather permitting. Feeding is available in 30 minute sessions at the top of every hour,
     11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Caterpillar Train Ride

Children ride a giant Caterpillar as it tours through the Danella Garden, adjacent to the playground. Children under 36" tall must ride with a taller child. Infants may not ride.

     Train ticket: $4.00 **Zoo Members save 10%**
     Closed for the season

Carousel Ride

Enjoy a ride on our animal-themed carousel located next to the Duck Pond. Children under 42" must be accompanied by a responsible person 14 years of age or older and must ride on the inside row. Infants must be accompanied by a responsible person 14 years of age or older and must ride in a bench seat.

     Carousel ticket: $4.00 **Zoo Members save 10%**
     Closed for the season


Thomas Kimmel Playground is an interactive playground featuring three different play sites where kids can learn about conservation while having fun.

     Open daily

Face Painting

Add a wonderful work of art right to your face!

     Face Paint: $8.00 non-member / $7.00 member
     Closed for the season

Pony Rides

Take a leisurely stroll atop one of the Zoo's ponies or horses.

     Closed for the season

Attraction Rentals

Hosting a special event or after hours function at the Zoo? Rent one of our many attractions for your guests to enjoy! Contact our Banquet Manager at 610.277.3825 x 242 or email for details. 
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