Zoos

Sedgwick County Zoo Wichita

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Sedgwick County Zoo
5555 Zoo Boulevard
Wichita
KS
67212
Tel: 316 660 9453

Where are we going today?

There are SO many incredible species of wildlife on our planet, and to visit them all would be quite a task! Lucky for you, Sedgwick County Zoo has brought over 400 species right to Wichita, so you don't need to even get on a plane to travel through Africa, Asia, and beyond!

Sedgwick County zoo is home to over 3,000 individual animals, and they are just waiting to make new friends with you! As the kids travel through the various exhibits, they will not only get to come face to face with some of their favorites, but they can also learn about them, and importantly, the conservation of them - something that is a key part of the zoos mission.

At Sedgwick County Zoo, kids can go on a voyage of discovery and adventure. Every step they will uncover something new and amazing, so why don't we explore some of the animals they can meet!

Why not start close to home, at the North America exhibit? Here, the grizzly bears can be splashing in the pool, or the bison might be roaming in their herds. Keep an eye out for the sly Mexican wolf, and make sure you stop to watch those playful river otters have a great time!

Fancy going down under next, to Australia? Take a walk about through the exhibit that will introduce you to the cassowary, or spot those beautifully colorful birds such as the cockatoo. Trekking through the forests of Asia can be next on the list, with several species of birds, as well as those popular tapirs - have you ever seen one in person? They are quite a treat!

Here, the Amur tigers really help kids understand the concept of conservation, and they can see in person the reason why we should care for animals, including the endangered red pandas and brow-antlered deer.

Make sure you take a trip through the tropics, the penguins, and South American on your way to the children's farm for some extra hands-on fun! 

It's an animal-tastic family day out in Kansas at the Sedgwick County Zoo, so let's get WILD and go explore the animals of the world!

 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$14.95
  • Children$9.95 (ages 3-11)
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

8:30am - 5pm (Summer) / 10am - 5pm (Winter)

Open 364 days a year! Only closed on their fundraiser in Sept

Teachers corner

They have field trip options from K - 12, as well as camps, overnights at the zoo, and other great educational programs!.

I'm Hungry!

There are a host of canteens, bistros and cafes where you can pick up lunches and snacks, including burgers, hot dogs, nachos, pizza and treats!.

Healthy Eating!

The Beastro and Watering Hole offer salads.

Any Top Tips?

Take the FREE tram tour where you can hop on and hop off at any of the stops! They also offer boat tours too.

Doing our bit

They are highly involved with conservation and the environment, supporting endangered species.

Need a little extra help?

Service dogs are permitted in the zoo and you can rent wheelchairs.

Baby Facilities

They have strollers for rent.

Can I get one of those?

What would a zoo be without a gift shop! Open 8:30am - 5pm daily, there are plush animals, shirts, toys, souvenirs, accessories and even practicals like batteries and sunscreen to be found!.

More information

Parking is FREE!.

What people are saying?

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    i work there!!! I find that if you go beyond being a visitor (either being a volunteer or an employee) it doubles or triples the fun of going to the zoo. if you live in wichita, i really encourage anyone that is active enough sign up to be an animal care volunter. you will find that working at the zoo creates a welcoming enviroment for you and the people around you. most people don't think of it, but the zoo has a multitude of oppertunities on a variety of different type of work. The people are amazing, the animals are super cool and the atmosphere...Read More

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    Our zoo is Very! Awesome! There is Allot to do and see out there. And Awesome Animals. We Love it! And I Highly recommended it to Everyone.

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    Because my son is only 5 months old & it was getting hot, we mostly stuck to the inside exhibits. He loved it! I can't wait until he's old enough to see the whole zoo. They have cool down areas & a descent amount of shade. It was worth the price for the wonderful memories we made.

    I gave the service a 2 because nothing was explained at the gate. If we had been told about the tram and the boat we would have taken both. We didn't know if the tram cost anything or if we were supposed to pay for tickets for it at the entrance or if it was included...Read More

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    Affordable, lots of great animals to see. Love the penguins. We had a great time would definitely go again.

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    One of the best zoos that I have been too. Sedgwick county zoo seems to put a lot of effort into giving the animals "natural" space, which is great compared to some zoos that still keep animals in relatively small cages.

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by adam denton

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i work there!!! I find that if you go beyond being a visitor (either being a volunteer or an employee) it doubles or triples the fun of going to the zoo. if you live in wichita, i really encourage anyone that is active enough sign up to be an animal care volunter. you will find that working at the zoo creates a welcoming enviroment for you and the people around you. most people don't think of it, but the zoo has a multitude of oppertunities on a variety of different type of work. The people are amazing, the animals are super cool and the atmosphere is just woderful.
if i could i would rate this place 100 stars!!!!

by Deanna Webster

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Because my son is only 5 months old & it was getting hot, we mostly stuck to the inside exhibits. He loved it! I can't wait until he's old enough to see the whole zoo. They have cool down areas & a descent amount of shade. It was worth the price for the wonderful memories we made.

I gave the service a 2 because nothing was explained at the gate. If we had been told about the tram and the boat we would have taken both. We didn't know if the tram cost anything or if we were supposed to pay for tickets for it at the entrance or if it was included in what we paid. By the time we noticed it, we would didn't have time to use it. Everyone was so friendly though. It was still a great experience.

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