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Sierra Safari Zoo
10200 North Virginia Street
Tel: 775 677 1101

Where are we going today?

Are you excited to visit the LARGEST zoo in Nevada? Not only that, you will be visiting the ONLY zoo in Northern Nevada - now THAT is impressive!

Sierra Safari Zoo is where you can have that WILD family day out, and spend your time together with some of the most beautiful creatures across the globe.

There are over 200 animals within the enclosures, with over 40 species represented. It's a place where kids can not only have face to face experiences with some of their favorites, but they can also learn all about these amazing creatures, their habits and their habitats.

Kids, you might also come across some species you have never heard of before! Have you ever heard of a Cavie? 

Sierra Safari Zoo has SIX kids of monkeys (so if you love those playful chimps, you are in luck!), and EIGHT kinds of wild cats! From tigers to lions, it makes for an unforgettable experience for kids.

They have fun events for the family too across the year, including the Toys for Tots event that raises toys for those less fortunate across the holiday season!

So why not choose to spend your next family day out with some of the planet's weird and wonderful species - they will be happy to meet you!


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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$10
  • Children$7 (Ages 3-12)
  • Free Under: 2 years

When can we go?

10am - 5pm. 3pm close in winter

Daily April 1st - October 31, then weekends in winter

Teachers corner

They offer guided tours for school children!.

I'm Hungry!

They have drinks, snacks and ice cream to keep those tummies filled!.

Healthy Eating!

There is a picnic area where you can enjoy your own lunch that you bring in!.

Any Top Tips?

They are found under Pevine Mountain where the temperature can be 10 degrees cooler then down town so come prepared!.

Doing our bit

They are a non-profit organization that really supports conservation and the welfare of animals! They love to educate the public on conservation and preservation too.

Can I get one of those?

They have a gift shop geared toward the animal lovers in us all so make sure you bring your pennies!.

More information

You can purchase memberships which are good for a year, and give you FREE entry, day passes for friends, and great discounts!.

What people are saying?

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    It was the worst place I have ever been to all the animal's look sad they don't even have a experience of what their own land would look like their shelter looks like dog kernels an poorly mad. The turtle water an alligator water recycles it self it looks like it has never been cleaned.

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    This is a nice place to bring daycare age children for an outing. They are able to feed the deer and unable to realize that this place is very unkempt & small. The best part is the view of the mountains

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    Kid loved it. Deer was chewing our top :)

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    This zoo is the worst i been at there lions and ligers and bob cats look like they haven't been taking care of and the cages are smaller then my closet .. DONT GO HERE IF YOUR A ANIMAL LOVER

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    Loved It!!! The staff is amazing and their love and care for the animals show. My young son and I got to witness the special bonds that people can form with animals. Now my son wants to go into an animal field. The facilities were very clean and well kept. I recommend any family in the Reno area to drop by and visit.

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