Hattiesburg Zoo

Hattiesburg, MS

Where are we going?

Hattiesburg Zoo
107 S 17th Ave
MS 39401


What is there to do?

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?

Adults: $5

Children: $5

Free Under: 2 years


Need a little extra help?

Give them a call to discuss any accessibility you will need


When can we go?

Winter hours: 10am - 4pm Friday to Sunday

All year round. Closed Jan 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day


Any top tips?

Bug Hug Playground opens Spring 2015!

I’m Hungry!

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.

Healthy Eating

They sell bottled water at the concession stand so keep hydrated! There are also picnic areas so why not bring your own lunch!

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