9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekends. Call 816.513.5800 for more information. Summer Hours May 25 to September 2 8:00 a.m. -4 p.m. weekdays; 8:00 a.m.- 5 p.m. weekends
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.
Hours The Zoo is open YEAR ROUND! 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekends Early Morning Hours Opening at 8 a.m. Memorial Weekend to Labor Day Weekend The Zoo is closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Admission $11.50 Adults ages 12 & above; $10.50 Seniors; $8.50 Children ages 3 -11; ages 2 and under are free Zoological District (residents of Jackson and Clay Counties, MO) admission prices are: $5 Adults; $4.50 Seniors; $4 Children
As always, Friends of the Zoo (FOTZ) Members are free every day.
Special Value Pricing include ride options.
Group rates are available for parties of 20+ School group rates are only $5 per person; reservations must be made in advance. Schools in the Zoological District (Jackson and Clay Counties, MO) are free with an advance reservation. Click here for more information.
2013 Kansas City Zoo FOTZ Memberships The most affordable family fun in Kansas City! Only $79 for a family membership; Jackson and Clay County Missouri residents received reduced pricing on memberships. Pays for itself in just two visits!
Parking Parking is always free and convenient. Drop off zone is available directly in front the Zoo's admission area. Parking is available in the Mane parking lot or adjacent Zebra and Cheetah parking lots. Handicapped parking is available in all lots.
Rides and Transportation Tram, Train, African Sky Safari and Carousel will operate daily, weather permitting. (Wind and temperature will affect the Sky Safari's operation.) Boat is closed until the end of April.
Gold and platinum rides packages are available to make your Zoo adventure more affordable and fun.
Rides and Transportation Costs per rider round trip Tram $1.50; Train $2.50; Carousel $2; African Sky Safari $4; Boat $2
Camel Rides Weekends through May 5; Daily starting May 11 $5 per rider; get a photo for only an additional $5 Guests under 42" tall must be accompanied by an adult
Strollers, Wagons, Wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECV) For your comfort and convenience, rentals can be made at Guest Relations. All are available on a first come, first served basis. ·Single Stroller $6 · Wagon $8 ·Double Stroller $8 ·Wheelchair $7 ·Electric Convenience Vehicle (ECV) $22 You may reserve an ECV in advance with the rental prepaid, please call 816-513-5808.
Food and Beverage & Gift Shops Your purchases in the Zoo’s concession stands and gift shops support the Zoo’s conservation and education program.
However, you are welcome to bring in your own food and beverages; please do not bring in glass containers or alcoholic beverages. You are welcome to retrieve items from your vehicle and return to the Zoo within the same day as long as your hand is stamped by the main entrance attendant or if you have your receipt.