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Explore the Little Rock Zoo!

Discover the perfect timing, essential tips, and everything you need to make the most of your visit with our comprehensive guide below:

Best Times to Visit:
  • Spring & Fall: These seasons are bustling with excitement! Join us during these times to experience the Zoo at its liveliest.
  • Crowd-Free Moments: For a quieter experience, opt for Mondays, Tuesdays, or afternoons any day of the week. The fall season offers particularly delightful visits.
  • Note: Thursdays and Fridays mornings in spring may be busy with school groups.
Important Guidelines:
  • Respect for Animals: Treat our 400+ animal residents with kindness. Avoid loud noises, teasing, or throwing objects
  • Animal Access: We do not restrict our animals to any specific area during Zoo hours.  Animals have access to both their indoor and outdoor areas, which means some guests may not see an animal right away, however with a little patience animals become visible. We do have indoor and outdoor exhibits, but that isn't the case for all animals.
  • No Feeding Policy: Please refrain from feeding the animals to maintain their health and habitat cleanliness
  • Respect Local Wildlife: Allow free-ranging birds their space; avoid chasing them, especially if they have young.
  • Safety First: Do not climb on or cross guardrails for your safety and the animals'.
    • Pets are not allowed within the Zoo premises. Avoid leaving pets in vehicles to ensure their safety and well-being.
    • Outside food and drinks can be enjoyed in the picnic area outside the front entry plaza. Guests are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles.
  • Strollers & Wagons: You may bring your own strollers and wagons, or alternatively, Stroller and Scooter Rentals can be found at the Safari Trader Gift Shop.
Service Animals:
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Emotional support or "therapy" animals are not considered service animals under ADA guidelines.
  • Review our service animal policy and accessibility information for additional resources
Using Your Gift Card:
  • Redeem for gate admission, train, or carousel rides only
  • Not valid for special event admission
  • Card must be present at the time of redemption
  • Gift Cards may not be redeemed for cash or applied to prior purchases
  • Partially used gift cards will store remaining credit balances. Funds do not expire
  • Lost or stolen cards cannot be replaced
Quiet Spaces:
  • Need a break? Discover our serene spots for a moment of tranquility around the Zoo. (Thank you to Dr. Maci Parrish for help with this project.)
  • Review our accessibility information for additional resources
Where to Stay:

Consider booking your stay at the Embassy Suites for a convenient and comfortable experience.

Get in Touch:
  • Visit our Guest Services office at the main entrance for further assistance.
  • Contact us at 501-661-7200 for any inquiries.

Plan your visit today and create unforgettable memories at the Little Rock Zoo!

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Little Rock Zoo

1 Zoo Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205


Hours of Operation
9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Last admission 3:30 p.m.
Zoo grounds close at 4:00 pm

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