Kansas City Zoo

Kansas City, MO

Where are we going?

Kansas City Zoo
6800 Zoo Drive
Kansas City


What is there to do?


More Zoo for You to explore. Over 200 acres of adventure filled with over 1,000 animals. Travel around the world of exotic wildlife at the Kansas City Zoo.

Gaze at the amazing tigers in the new Tiger Terrace. Situated in a hillside on Tiger Trail, the new area is equipped with all the latest tiger home amenities like rock couches, grass shag carpet, a wading pool and a soothing waterfall, some could coin this as a Sumatran Spa.

It’s a polar-size for a polar bear. Laugh as Nikita & Berlin, our polar bear rockstars entertain all ages at Polar Bear Passage.

Wander down a peaceful jungle path in the Tropics to smile nose to nose with primates. Take a walk-about through a mob of kangaroos. Climb a meerkat mound. Watch otters whirl. Lumber with elephants.

Take a spin on the Endangered Species Carousel, ride the train, then continue the journey on the tram to Africa.

Embark on a thrilling expedition into the authentic world of African wildlife. Fly overhead in the new African Sky Safari Tram for aerial views of a pride of lions, majestic giraffes, lumbering rhinos and darting zebra; landing at one of the best chimpanzee exhibit as proclaimed by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall. Safari through an open savanna teeming with exotic creatures such as hippos, cheetahs and so much more.

Meet knowledgeable animal handlers, see animals up close and learn about the care, research and food preparation that are part of the daily life at a zoo.

How much does it cost?

Adults: Prices vary seasonally see website

Children: Prices vary seasonally see website

Discount: As always, Kansas City Friends of the Zoo (FOTZ) Members are free

Free Under: 2


When can we go?

9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily Open 8 a.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day

The Zoo is open YEAR ROUND! Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.


I’m Hungry!

The Zoo offers meals and snacks to suit every appetite, ranging from traditional burgers and hot dogs to grilled chicken sandwiches and salads; and snack foods from ice cream confections to hot pretzels. Due to seasonality, hours and availability of concessions may vary.

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