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Zoo Access for All Initiative

Zoo for All
Zoo for All
Why the Zoo Access for All Initiative?

Inspiring others to value and conserve the natural world is the mission of Little Rock Zoo and something our team is proud to carry out each day. But we know that for some families, a trip to the Zoo may present financial and other barriers.

The Zoo Access for All Initiative aims to help overcome barriers that may exist for visitation and ensure that all area children and other diverse audiences can connect with our amazing animals.

SNAP Benefit Program

A Zoo patron can present their food assistance card – SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) (EBT) – to receive discounted regular Zoo admission tickets through our Zoo for All Initiative program. The patron must have a valid SNAP/EBT card and a valid, matching photo ID to purchase admission tickets. (Limit of 6 admission tickets purchased per visit with the SNAP card.

Admission tickets must be purchased in-person at the Zoo.

SNAP benefits recipients may show his or her EBT card and a valid state-issued ID at the Zoo front desk to receive $2 general admission tickets.  The cardholder may purchase tickets for five (5) additional people.  A total of six (6) tickets may be purchased per visit. 

Admission– $2 per person -- Limit of six (6) per daily purchase. 

Parking - $ 1 per vehicle 

2 and Under - FREE

SNAP cards from any state may be accepted.

Southern Bancorp Little Rock Community Days

Southern Bancorp Little Rock Community Days will function as a component of the Zoo Access for All Initiative but will be its own program sponsored by Southern Bancorp.

The Little Rock Zoo welcomes everyone to join us and explore our amazing Zoo. However, during Southern Bancorp Little Rock Community days, we want to give a special shoutout to the folks who live right here in Little Rock. They're the ones who support us with their taxes, making it possible for us to keep the Zoo running smoothly and even improve it with new exhibits. That's why, during these special days, only residents of Little Rock will be eligible for these discounts as a big thank you for their support.

The following are attributes of the program:

  • A day once per quarter when residents of Little Rock receive a $2 admission per person
  • Residency proven by driver’s license, ID, or utility bill.
  • Parking will be $1.
  • The Zoo will be open regular hours from 9 AM to 4 PM, with the final admission at 3:30 PM.

The quarterly dates for Southern Bancorp Little Rock Community Days for 2024 are the following:

March 30, 2024
June 1, 2024
September 28, 2024
December 14, 2024

About Southern Bancorp

As a mission-focused financial institution and one of the country's oldest and largest community development banks, Southern Bancorp is guided by the belief that everyone in the community should have access to the tools and resources needed to succeed. We are proud to partner with like-minded organizations and programs, like the Little Rock Zoo's "Zoo for All" initiative, to help deliver the opportunity of access to more individuals and families.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Zoo for All is a program that provides low-cost regular/general Zoo admission to families who recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/ Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) programs.

Zoo for All benefits all SNAP/EBT cardholders with valid, matching photo ID.

The $2 admission fee is good for up to six (6) individuals per card. All six (6) tickets may be purchased for $2 per ticket.  This can be used once per visit. 

It may not be used for school field trips or group visits.  It may not be used for Zoo special events.  

Currently, only SNAP/EBT card holders are eligible for Zoo for All pricing.  

$2 admission fee per person for up to six (6) people per SNAP/EBT card. This can be used once per visit. 

Adults and children are both eligible. Children under two years old and under receive free admission.

Yes. Zoo for All aims to increase Zoo accessibility for everyone! A valid, matching photo ID will be required.

To redeem Zoo for All pricing, please provide the following information at the admission window on the day of your visit:

  • A valid photo ID.
  • Your Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)card

While you can bring as many people with you as you would like, the discounted rate of $2 is only valid for up to six (6) people per SNAP/EBT card.

Additional people in your party must pay the regular admission rate.

The Zoo for All program reduces the price of Little Rock Zoo admission only.

No. The SNAP/EBT card is used for identification, showing that you are eligible for the Zoo for All admission rate.

No, special events at the Zoo are fundraisers for the Arkansas Zoological and will have their own ticket prices.  Zoo For All programming can be used for regular Zoo admission hours- not during special events. 

You can enjoy the Little Rock Zoo during regular operational hours any time you want! Zoo for All is not restricted to certain days or times.

Open seven (7) days a week: 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*Last Admission at 3:30 p.m.

The Little Rock Zoo is closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and when the Arkansas Razorbacks play at War Memorial Stadium.

As many times as you’d like! There is no restriction on the number of times you and your family can visit the Little Rock Zoo. This can be used once per visit. 

No, Zoo for All cannot be used for school field trips or group visits. The program is designed for families.  Six (6)guests per SNAP card per visit.

No, but the parking fee has been reduced to $1.00.

No, Little Rock Community Days is a part of Zoo for All, but a separate program.  It is for the benefit of the residents of Little Rock who can provide proof of their residency with a driver's license, photo ID, or utility bill.  There will be four (4) days each year when those residents may come to the Zoo for $2 and park for $1. 

The intent behind the Little Rock Community Days is to give back to the local community in and around the Zoo and to the taxpayers who fund the Zoo. The voters of Little Rock provide 50% of the funding for the Little Rock Zoo and also provided funding for the 2022 Bond that will help build new exhibits at the Zoo. (The other 50% of the Zoo’s budget is provided for by revenue we collect at the front gate, concessions, rides, events, etc.)

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

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