Hattiesburg Zoo Hattiesburg
Where are we going today?
With 12 acres of zoo fun nestled in 40 acres of park, Hattiesburg Zoo certainly gives you enough to enjoy for your family day out!
Kids can have their days filled with discoveries at Hattiesburg Zoo. They can look right into the eyes of the world's largest species of cat (do you know what that would be?!), and they can try and spot the difference between zebras only by looking at their stripes (did you know that no two zebras are the same?)
They can laugh along with the lemurs, and even chat to a cockatoo. Ever touched a turtle? Now is your chance! Every time you visit the zoo there will be something new for you to experience.
The Discovery Center at Hattiesburg Zoo is a great place to really get thrown into discovery when you first arrive. This "exploratorium" creates a fun learning experience for everyone who visits. Ever nook of this classroom is filled with hidden surprises. What will it be this time!?
Make sure you check the events of the day when you first arrive at the zoo, so you can plan your day around any activities or shows which are time specific. They are great chances for kids to see the animals interact, and learn more about them.
If you've had a long day looking at the animals and that sun is getting a little hot, then check out the new Splash Pad! Kids can play in more than 30 jets which shoot up to a cool (literally!) 14 feet in the air, and there is always plenty of space for everyone! It's a fun and cool ending for your family day out.
Parents, you can sit back and relax from your very splash free shade structure, and enjoy some drinks while the kids play - great fun!
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 2 years
When can we go?
Winter hours: 10am - 4pm Friday to Sunday
All year round. Closed Jan 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Of course they offer field trips - it's a great learning experience! Give them a call to discuss your day .
There is a concessions stand for you to grab some snacks, including pickles, chips and candy. They also have fries, chicken bites and mac and cheese bites. .
They sell bottled water at the concession stand so keep hydrated! There are also picnic areas so why not bring your own lunch!.
Any Top Tips?
Bug Hug Playground opens Spring 2015!.
Doing our bit
The zoo looks after all the animals, and has their welfare as their best interest .
Need a little extra help?
Give them a call to discuss any accessibility you will need .
Stroller rental is available for $5.
Can I get one of those?
What would a zoo be without a gift shop! Save those pennies because there are fun items to buy!.
Parking is free! And you can ride the run train for $2.
What people are saying?
by Michael Geragosian
I have mixed feelings about this zoo. Overall, it's a very nice zoo. The animals are well taken care of, with good animal diversity. The park is clean and appears to be well funded. At $5 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under, it's a deal. Also, the tiger feeding is well worth planning for. The newly opened reptile area could be better displayed. It was a good idea to have an open-air viewing area, but the top row of reptile can barely be seen by adults, let alone kids. I am only 5'7" and couldn't see anything up top. Mirrors may help us short...Read More
by Bobby Moore
It is a wonderful place to bring your family. Very nice my kids loved it i was very shocked how excellent everything was. I would recommend it to everybody
by Matthew Maina
Just got there only to find out they were closed for a birthday, this was not stated anywhere on their website...Because if I wouldve seen it, I Damn sure wouldn't have driven an hour and a half to get there.
by Toni Hill
I was shocked At how nice The zoo was in relation to The admission Price. Its a smaller zoo but s very wellkept. The playground At The park outside The zoo Is masive. The kds enjoyed th emselves and so Did I.
by Erica Howard
Great stop... its been renovated ... its a medium size zoo with lots of interested things 2 see... they have a park.area with the blow up jumpers .. also a splash area where kids can get wet so plz bring a change of clothes or swim suit. .. train ride kinda short 4 $2 a person...
by Michael Geragosian
I have mixed feelings about this zoo. Overall, it's a very nice zoo. The animals are well taken care of, with good animal diversity. The park is clean and appears to be well funded. At $5 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under, it's a deal. Also, the tiger feeding is well worth planning for. The newly opened reptile area could be better displayed. It was a good idea to have an open-air viewing area, but the top row of reptile can barely be seen by adults, let alone kids. I am only 5'7" and couldn't see anything up top. Mirrors may help us short folk and kids see the reptiles.
The zoos main drawback is it's size. It takes about an hour to go through the entire zoo, more if you ride the carousel and/or train. If you go during warm weather, it's a great trip. The zoo is more vibrant with activities to occupy your time. The kids can enjoy the splash pad, and parents will enjoy the water misters in the seating area to help keep cool. If you go off season, plan for a short visit, since the animals are the primary draw.