Latest News: (updated August 10, 2022)
The Little Rock Zoo will return to normal hours (9AM to 4PM) beginning Saturday, August 13, 2022.
The Little Rock Zoo will open and hour early at 8 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. in response to extreme heat from a heatwave currently underway in Arkansas.
Last admission to the Zoo will be at 1:30 p.m. The Zoo’s carousel will operate from 9 a.m. to noon and the train will operate from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Zoo’s Café Africa will stay open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will serve breakfast starting July 23.
These new operating hours will stay in effect until further notice.
The Tropical Bird House is reopened.
Masks are no longer required at the Little Rock Zoo.
Café Africa is open! We have hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, drinks, cold treats and hot deserts! You can dine-in or take your meal out to enjoy.
The Safari Trader Gift Shop is open and is ready for you to shop! Stop by any time to purchase your souvenirs, gifts, and other special items. Our Arkansas Diamond Express Train is also re-opened for fun and making memories!
The Zoo is open from 9-4:00pm, with last admission at 3:30pm.
Memberships are available for purchase at the Zoo. We do encourage the purchase of Zoo memberships online before your visit, to allow time for processing. You may use your online receipt as proof of your membership purchase. Your permanent membership card will be available at the Zoo gates soon after your purchase.
The Zoo is now accepting and honoring coupons, free passes, discounts, and reciprocal Zoo memberships.
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets to the Zoo are paid at the gate.
We’ve enhanced sanitation and reduced touch points to keep you safe and provide a great guest experience.
Helpful information when visiting the Zoo:
- Additional hand sanitizing stations have been set-up throughout the Zoo.
- Café Africa, the train, Safari Trader Shop and the Over-the-Jumps Historic Carousel are now open.
- While outside food and drinks are not allowed inside the Zoo, outside food and drinks may enjoyed in the picnic area outside the Zoo’s Entry Plaza.
- An online map will be available on phones by scanning a QR code at entry. Paper maps are still available.
- All restrooms will be open, and will be cleaned and disinfected.
- Wheelchairs are strollers and are available for rent and will be disinfected before and after each use.
- Guests under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Other important Information:
- Tickets for non-members/general public must be purchased at the Zoo gate.
- The Zoo is accepting reciprocal membership agreements for free or reduced-price admissions.
- Free coupons and passes are now accepted.
- Reservations for catering are available on a limited basis.
- Group sales and reservations are now re-opened.
Last update: April 4, 2022
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1 Zoo Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205
Hours of Operation
9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Last admission 4 p.m.
Zoo grounds close at 4:30 pm
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