Cameron Park Zoo Waco
Where is it at?
Cameron Park Zoo
1701 North 4th Street
Tel: 254 750 8400
Where are we going today?
Cameron Park Zoo is a place where you can get soaked by a practical-joke playing orang-utan, stand with only a glass pane between you and the impressive clownfish, and where you can look face to face with Sam. Who's Sam? Only the king of the jungle!
They even have dragons! Well, not the fire breathing ones you would be used to in the fairytales, but Komodo Dragons. Perhaps you will hear the beating wings of bats as you admire the enclosures!
Cameron Park Zoo allows the animals to be surrounded by lush vegetation, and features weird and wonderful creatures native to North America, as well as exotic species from the rest of the world. Animals can thrive and live happy lives in their natural habitats and playful environments.
There are over...wait for it...1700 individual animals! How long do you think it would take you to go round and have a look at them all? These make up over 300 different species that you can enjoy at the zoo.
Take a stroll through the African Savanna and meet the giraffes, elephants, and rhinos. You can even say hello to a dik-dik. Never heard of them? Only one way to find out what they are!
Or perhaps you want to enjoy the South American creatures, with Galapagos Tortoises and king vultures. Pretty cool!
When kids need to recharge before enjoy more of the critters and creatures in the zoo, they can enjoy a fun adventure playground where they can get wild themselves - even cool down a little in the splash area!
They even have special activities for kids, as well as animal encounters where they can get up close to super cute creatures and learn about them and the conservation work being done to make sure they can keep a happy home!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$9 (Over 13)
- Children$6 (4 - 12)
- Free Under: 3 years.
When can we go?
Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm / Sunday 11am - 5pm
You aren't able to bring in outside food and drink into the zoo, but The Plaza and Treetops Cafes are available to keep you nourished and happy!.
Doing our bit
As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), Cameron Park Zoo upholds exceptional standards for animal care and management. The animal care staff devotes a tremendous amount of time and energy toward providing the best of care, including training, proper nutrition, veterinary care, and life enrichment. They want to make sure the animals stay happy! .
Need a little extra help?
Cameron Park Zoo is fully accessible. There are electric wheelchairs available to rent on a first come, first served basis for a $20 fee..
Can I get one of those?
The cleverly named Zootique offer a fun range of gifts for you to take home to remember your experience with the animals! .
What people are saying?
by Yung Hyun
Delightfully wild and nicely tucked away near Cameron Park. The Cameron Park Zoo is a little gem in little ole' Waco. Located right next to the park the zoo surprisingly hosts several wild and exotic animals, and even has an impressive aquarium section. Although it is smaller in comparison to larger city zoos Cameron Park Zoo makes up for it in aesthetics and layout. The zoo is neatly organized with enough attractions spread out to keep first-time visitors busy for several hours. Honestly, this is a great zoo and I love visiting it whenever I get...Read More
by jennifer arnold
Recently, visited the zoo. Kids really enjoyed their selves. Great park to play at within the zoo. Would revisit the zoo on future trips. However, some people should be aware of a couple of things. First, I asked if there was any sugar free items on the menu regarding their ice- cream or snow cones. Unfortunately, there was none. Not good!
Also, the buzzards have taken over several exhibits.
by Max Panochkin
Great experience. Nice place to walk and see animals. A lot of space for animals, very spacious cages
by David Ramirez
Had it recommended by a friend... not disappointing at all, and in fact it gave me some good surprises. Neatly organized, clean,pretty informative exhibits, animals look well cared for. Everyone in my family enjoyed it. Would recommend it as a must see in Waco!
by Amy Plasek
Beautiful zoo. Well kept, healthy animals. Loved it!
by Yung Hyun
Delightfully wild and nicely tucked away near Cameron Park. The Cameron Park Zoo is a little gem in little ole' Waco. Located right next to the park the zoo surprisingly hosts several wild and exotic animals, and even has an impressive aquarium section. Although it is smaller in comparison to larger city zoos Cameron Park Zoo makes up for it in aesthetics and layout. The zoo is neatly organized with enough attractions spread out to keep first-time visitors busy for several hours. Honestly, this is a great zoo and I love visiting it whenever I get the chance. Overall, If you're passing by or staying in Waco this zoo is worth a visit if you can afford the time, and if you love zoos this is a must visit. Prices are $9 for adults, $6 for children, ages 3 & under free (super inexpensive!).
Side note: you're gonna enjoy this sweet little zoo.