Topeka Zoo Topeka
Where are we going today?
In the heart of Gage Park in Topeka lies Topeka Zoo, just brimming with animals from all over the world just waiting for families to visit!
Here, the creatures of the world come to Kansas, so kids can explore the weird and wonderful species as they learn all about them, and the conservation of those who are endangered.
Topeka Zoo has a number of animal exhibits, and each one can give kids a different experience. They can explore the Waterbird Lagoon, with ponds, and native birds of all different colors.
They can try and spot those mountain lions and North American river otters all through the native Kansas grasses, or perhaps they want to watch those iconic black bears roam.
The tropical rainforest is a haven for wildlife, and at Topeka Zoo kids can feel like they are exploring the Amazon jungles as they watch the sloths, birds, bats and other species roam freely!
Don't miss those beautiful jungle cats too, including the Sumartran Tigers! These are highly endangered, and is the perfect exhibit to really teach kids why we should be looking after our wildlife.
Those grand lions will give kids a glimpse into adventure on those African safaris, and those largest animals can be found in the Animals & Man exhibit - yep, we men those hippos and elephants! They can get pretty big!
Those adorable apes and Bornean orang-utans will just delight when you see their sweet faces, and even those nature loving kids can stroll among the landscaped gardens that pay tribute to flora native to Kansas.
With a fun Bug Zoo, and a fun interactive Children's Zoo where kids can actually touch and feed domestic animals, Topeka Zoo really is geared up to give you that WILD day out in Kansas!
How much does it cost?
- Children$4.25 (ages 3-12)
- Free Under: 2 years
When can we go?
9am - 5pm daily
Year round, but closed Christmas Day and New Years Day
They offer field trips for all ages, overnighters, and other great camps and clubs so kids can learn all about wildlife first hand!.
It's not just the animals that need feeding! The Grazers Cafe has a full menu, and there are vending machines around the zoo for snacks and drinks.
There are healthy options in the cafe!.
Any Top Tips?
Check out the fun events they have at the zoo, including overnight sleepovers and giraffe feeding!.
Doing our bit
The zoo practice "green", they are involved in conversation at the zoo and also in other programs remotely. They love the wildlife!.
Need a little extra help?
The zoo is accessible, and wheelchairs are available at the front gate upon request. Service animals are welcome, and they have a safe, pedestrian friendly environment for all ages and physical abilities.
Strollers and wagons can be rented at the front gate.
Can I get one of those?
It's a zoo, so of course there is a gift shop! The Leopard Spot Gift Shop is filled with stuffed toys, postcards, games, educational toys and more!.
Parking is free!.