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
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Today is Tuesday, June 18, 2013.
Kansas City Zoo is open today! 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.
Check Out the KCTV5 webcam to see Nikita & Berlin frolic and enjoy the weather.
Meet the Newest Residents of Tiger Trail
Listen for the grunts, screams and yowls of our brand new lion-tailed macaques. A troop of five of these monkeys is now on exhibit in the refurbished former home of the tigers. These cheek-pouched lion-tailed macaques are one of the smallest and most endangered of the macaque species. Their name refers to the tip of their tails which somewhat resembles that of a lion's tail. See them in their new home today!
FOTZ Family Night on Sunday, June 23
Our first exclusive FOTZ Family Night of the year is Sunday, June 23rd from 4-8pm. The Zoo will stay open late for FOTZ members only and offer lots of family fun. We will have special keeper chats, face painting, chalk art, a caricature artist, demonstrations from the Astronomical Society of Kansas City and a special guest speaker who will talk about one of the penguin species that's coming to the Zoo this fall. Be sure to register for the buffet dinner. If you aren't a FOTZ member yet, there's still time to sign up and enjoy this exclusive event.
Wine & Cheese with Dumasani and "The Girls"
Please join us on the afternoon of Thursday, June 27 for a sunset estate planning safari. Terri Roberts Munsell and Larry Valencia with UMB Bank will be here to share the impacts of and answer questions about the 2012 Tax Act. This will be followed by a wine and cheese reception at the African lion exhibit. Click here for more details.
Get To Know Elver At The WOW Show
Check out our Wings of Wonder (WOW) show and meet our rose breasted cockatoo, Elver. You may have seen Elver in the Australia Aviary before he flew the coop and joined the cast of the WOW show. Elver loves to fly over the audience and get a good look at all the visitors below. His favorite time of day is show time and snack time. You can meet Elver and all the other stars of the WOW show in the lobby auditorium. Show times are 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily with an additional show at 12:30 p.m. on weekends.
Register your "wild child" for Zoo Camps
School is out and your little ones are ready to roar, romp and run. What better place to do that than at the Zoo? An adventure awaits your camper everyday as we explore the animal world from A to Z. Our Zoofari Adventures Camp is for ages 4-12 and runs five days a week. Or spend a day with Zoo staff doing everything from cleaning exhibits to educating visitors about conservation as a Keeper For A Day for ages 7-18. They are filling up fast so sign up now!
Want To Work At The Zoo? We're Hiring! Position Announcement: Director of Facilities
The Director of Facilities reports to the COO and is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the organizationís buildings, grounds, contents, graphics, security, vehicles, and equipment and for the safe and efficient operation of same. Individual will also be involved in the planning and coordination of new construction and facility or grounds modifications.
Position Announcement: Food & Beverage Assistant Managers (several)
The Food & Beverage Assistant Managers will report to the Food & Beverage Manager and are responsible for managing day-to-day quality food and beverage operation in restaurants, concession stands and carts. This includes increasing revenue, controlling expenses, providing excellent guest service and improving operational efficiency.
Location is everything when it comes to throwing a great event, and at the Zoo we have every detail in the bag. Host a Zoo-nique occasion and enjoy our exotic ambiance, preferred caterers, and hand-selected decor. Plan an event today!
Video - A Zoomobile In Action! Bring the Zoo to You with our Zoomobile program designed specifically for Jackson and Clay County events, libraries, schools, community centers, youth groups, churches -- everyone in these two counties. Call 816.513.5723 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation today.
Purchase Your FOTZ Membership Today!
Imagine having access to African Safaris, Tropical Adventures, and Australian Outback Excursions in the palm of your hands. Purchase a 2013 FOTZ Membership for the Kansas City Zoo and get a passport for taking adventures all year long. Memberships help support the growth and maintenance of the Zoo and our conservation efforts. Members receive great benefits including complimentary access to the Zoo all year long, discounts on Zoo merchandise and food, reciprocity at 150 Zoos and aquariums across the country and much more! FOTZ members will be among the first to view the Helzberg Penguin Plaza before it opens to the public!
1909 Lion's Pride Society
Are you considering designating the Kansas City Zoo as a beneficiary in your estate plans? Have you already made the ultimate gift by including the Kansas City Zoo in your estate plans? If you answered yes to either of the above questions, we want to hear from you. Each year, members of this elite group are recognized at the Friends of the Zoo Annual Meeting held in October. This yearís meeting will be on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. New members are presented with a small gift to show our appreciation. To learn more contact Laura Berger, Director of Development at 816.513.5809.
Word from the Passage is that Berlin is becoming a true matriarch. See her and Nikita snack on carrots, swim, and lazy around their fabulous exhibit. Keep an eye on our website, Facebook, and watch the KCTV 5 web cam for the latest information.
Helzberg Penguin Plaza
Construction began in September on the Helzberg Penguin Plaza and the dirt has been flying ever since. The project is going well and the exhibit is still on schedule to open in the Fall of 2013. Helzberg Penguin Plaza will feature a 100,000 gallon cool pool for cold water penguins laced with snow, and a 25,000 gallon warm wet area laced with sand for warm water penguins. Each exhibit provides magnificent views showcasing these extraordinary black and white birds in a recreated Southern Oceans environment. Watch the penguin exhibit video to see the official plans!
MyGeoTrex is a virtual guide, multimedia experience available to Zoo guests through iPhone, iPad and iTouch mobile devices. This free app allows you to receive multimedia information such as text, photos, sound, and videos while visiting the Zoo. While working through the Zoo, it uses GPS technology to pinpoint your location and offer additional information and content about the animals or exhibits that are nearby. The Android version is now available on Google Play.
Thanks for your support at Jazzoo. Nearly 5,000 guests helped out the Zoo's animals and education programs by attending our wildest fundraiser.
Fun was had by all.
Tell your parents to save the date of Friday, August 23, 2013 for Kids' Jazzoo
Zoological District Thank you Jackson and Clay County Voters for creating the Zoological District in support of your Zoo! Check out all of your benefits.
The Kansas City Zoo, a private non-profit organization governed by Friends of the Zoo, is operated in agreement with the Kansas City, MO Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners, partially funded by the Zoological District and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.