Columbian Park Zoo

Lafayette, IN

Where are we going?

Columbian Park Zoo
1915 Scott St
IN 47904


What is there to do?

Columbian Park Zoo is home to over 190 animals representing 79 different species, and with FREE admission, there's no excuse not to come and see this Indiana favorite!

Columbian Park Zoo inspires an appreciation for the world's wildlife, as families explore the many exhibits across the zoo, be part of fun events, and enjoy the exciting activities perfect for kids!

How about we start in North America - after all, we're in Indiana! You don't have to travel far in the world to see some spectacular wildlife, and lucky for you some of those creatures are right at your doorstep. See the adorable barn owl or the unusual turkey vulture, and don't forget your camera when it comes to those adorable Black-tailed Prairie Dogs!

Don't miss a chance to see the grand Bald Eagle or the Galapagos Tortoise either!

G'day mate - where do you think we're off to next? That's right - Australia! Down Under has some amazing animals, and at the Australian Outback exhibit at the Columbian Park Zoo you can hop along with the wallabies, watch your feathery emu friends, laugh along with the kookaburras and even see New Guinea Singing Dogs!

The Columbian Park Zoo is also home to a variety of Indiana native and North American butterflies, with the sculpture garden, walk-through exhibit and Butterfly Bog all great exhibits for the kids!

For those closer animal interactions, kids can visit the Family Farm with goats, mini horses, llamas, and domestic animals like chickens and pigs for the kids to see up close - and even feed the goats and "milk" a fiberglass cow!

Great animal fun at this popular Indiana zoo, where the animals of the world come to YOU!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free! Donations are encourage

Children: Free!


Need a little extra help?

The Columbian Park Zoo is a six-acre facility on relatively flat terrain. Pathways are ADA compliant and consist of various substrates including concrete, gravel, sand, and mulch. Wheelchairs and other ADA mobility devices are permitted in all public areas, including contact yards and immersion exhibits. Wheelchairs are also available to loan


When can we go?

10am open. 4:30pm close Spring and Fall. 7pm close in Summer

Open Mid-April to Mid-October


Any top tips?

When you arrive, check the daily schedule for the FREE public programs!

I’m Hungry!

All the excitement of the zoo got you feeling hungry? Treat yourself to a chocolate bar, candy or zoo-themed novelty item at the Zoo Gift Shop. Sports drinks and bottled water are also available for a refreshing drink! For more substantial fare, check out the concession stand at Tropicanoe Cove next door to the Zoo.

Healthy Eating

There are plenty of nearby restaurants in the neighborhood where you can pick up healthy items! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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