9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekends. Call 816.513.5800 for more information.
Zoological District Resident (Jackson/Clay County MO) pricing is only $5 Adults, $4.50 Seniors, $4.00 children 3-11. Regular Pricing $11.50 Adults; $10.50 Seniors; $8.50 Children ages 3-11. 2 and under are free.
Located in Swope Park at 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, Missouri. Just off I-435 and US-71 highway, the Zoo is easily accessible from any part of the metropolitan area. 816.513.5800
Click Tickets Above to Buy Online! Tickets with Rides, Gift Certificates and Discounted Tickets must be purchased on-site at the Zoo's Admission windows. Thank you for your understanding.
Use Less Paper Today: Perhaps the most commonly thought of way to help the environment is by recycling and using recycled paper. Yet, despite the efforts of paper conservation, nearly 4 million tons of paper is used in the United States annually. On average, a single office employee can go through 10,000 sheets of paper every year. Recycling one ton of paper will save 17 trees, in addition to water, oil, energy, landfill space and reducing air pollution. It can take years for paper items to decompose.
Turn Off Extra Lights Today: There are lots of ways to find alternatives to conventional lighting, whether it's switching to a more efficient bulb such as an LED or CFL, or simply letting the sun pour in through the windows or installing skylights. Get in the habit of turning off lights when leaving a room, or set up motion-activated lighting. Getting our light from the sun might be the easiest, healthiest, and most affordable alternative to brightening up our indoors. Studies show that people exposed to natural light feel happier and more productive. You may be surprised to see how the ambiance from the sun's rays can brighten your work and living space.
Bring Your Lunch Today: Eating out can mean a lot of waste, from uneaten food, packaging and utensils, to money and time. On average, Americans waste around 14 percent of food purchases every year. Prepare your lunch the night before to save time, grab a cloth napkin and reusable utensils and you are good to go! Buying foods in bulk and re-using your containers will be less expensive and better for the environment than buying individually wrapped snacks and disposable bags.
You can easily compost right in your own backyard.
- Stack your organic material in a pile or bin with open sides. It is important that the material be exposed to outside air. - Avoid putting oily or fatty materials into your bin. These materials break down too slowly and will rot before they turn into compost. If an herbivore would eat it, it is safe for your bin. - Turn you compost pile over about every two weeks by stirring with a rake or shovel. - Compost decomposes more rapidly in heat and needs moisture. Make sure your bin is exposed to both.
Over time, your material will turn back into soil and your garden or yard will look fantastic.
Fun Uses for “Trash”
Dryer lint. What do you do with your dryer lint?Did you know there are many plants and animals that would love to use it?
Birds like sparrows and robins will use your dryer lint in their nest. Dryer lint is soft and very insulating making for a perfect cozy nest. If you compost, worms will feed on your dryer lint adding to the richness of your soil.Potted plants can benefit from your dryer lint. Add a layer of it at the bottom of the pot before you add your soil; lint helps keep the soil intact and allows water to escape. Add a layer to the top of the potted plans and it will help keep moisture from escaping the soil.
We’ve all heard about taking your cloth grocery bags to the store and requesting paper over plastic – all this helps you be more environmentally friendly.But did you how easy it is to become event more “green” at your favorite grocery store? You’ll be surprised how easy it can be to be green!
● Use paper instead of plastic for produce
● Check out your local famer’s market food section
● Avoid products that contribute to habitat destruction like palm oil; trees used in the manufacturing of palm oil lead to the gutting of forests where orangutans live.
● Shop for more whole foods and less processed food; these are generally found around the outer edges of the store.
● Buy in bulk or larger packages then repackage into smaller reusable containers for lunches and snacks. You’ll save waste and reduce your food budget as well.
We're so cute – and smart
But we're losing our home due to over-forestation.