Kansas City Zoo is like a journey through the animals of the world, and you don't even have to leave the state!
This popular family zoo features over 200 acres of adventure, filled with over 1,000 animals!
As soon as you enter Kansas City Zoo, you'll be met with the adorable penguins in Helzberg Penguin Plaza, before moving tot he topics where those playful primates play!
Kids will love seeing those grand elephants at the Elephant Watering Hole, before using those imaginations pretending you are on the plains of Africa.
Fly overhead in the new African Sky Safari Tram for aerial views of a pride of lions, majestic giraffes, lumbering rhinos and darting zebra. Safari through an open savanna teeming with exotic creatures such as hippos, cheetahs and so much more.
Don't miss heading Down Under at Kansas City Zoo where you can meet those creatures people know and love, including the kangaroo and the emu, as well as the cockatoo.
The education continues for the kids with the daily keeper chats, where you can see the penguins being fed, learn about rhinos, lions and polar bears, or see the sea lions splash!
There are also special experiences you can enjoy including Twilight Tours!
A day out filled with some of the most magical creatures to ever walk this planet, Kansas City Zoo welcomes families to meet and learn all about them, and they are waiting for YOU!
The Kansas City Zoo is located in historic Swope Park with easy access from I-435 and 71 highway and just minutes from downtown, the Country Club Plaza and surrounding metro cities.Get directions
$13 (Ages 3-11)
Seniors $15, free for Kansas City Zoo members and discounts for county residents
A portion of each admission ticket and membership purchase will directly benefit KCZoo sponsored conservation programs. Twenty-five cents of each general admission ticket sold will be allocated to preserving species at home and around the globe
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.
Exciting and constantly changing mixture of merchandise from around the world. An eclectic variety of stuffed animals, collectables, apparel, books, and educational toys.
Field Trips, Classes & Activities, Zoomobiles and dedicated education programs for Jackson & Clay county schools and organization. School group rates are only $7 per person; reservations must be made in advance. Schools in the Zoological District (Jackson and Clay Counties, MO) are free once per school year with an advance reservation.