9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekends. Call 816.513.5800 for more information. Early morning opening of 8 a.m. begins on Saturday, May 25; opening at 8 a.m. through Labor Day.
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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Special Event Volunteers are a group of people who are available to help specifically with Special Events on a consistent basis, such as our Second Saturday Kid's Fun Fest, Fourth Saturday Zoo Tales, Sunset Safaris and more.
Activities include helping with crafts, crowd control, special event characters, set-up/tear down and many others. Special Event volunteers will receive emails annually with opportunities to volunteer at the Zoo. This program requires a minimum of 30 hours per year to be considered for next year's program.
Children ages 14 to 18 must be accompanied by an adult who has completed the volunteer training session. Adults must complete and pass a background check. One training session is required.
This program requires a minimum of 30 hours per year to be considered for next year's program. An adult volunteer must accompany each youth volunteer while at the Zoo. Adults must complete volunteer training and pass a background check. A materials fee for adults of $30 is required for the first year to participate in Special Events Volunteer Program, and fee for youth volunteers including adult volunteer chaperone is $45. A $15 fee will be charged for every new shirt after the first year of volunteer service.
These volunteers are essential to the success of our public events. Your committmment to the event and time you agreed to is necessary.
When signing up for an event, please remember:
All events are rain or shine.
Job descriptions and the length of time required are provided.
You need to be available for the duration of the time commitment.
Children must be at least 14 and above and be accompanied by a parent who has also completed the volunteer training session. Individuals must be able to perform the duties listed in the job description, and youth must be accompanied by a parent at all times.
Other children or family members may not accompany you while you are volunteering.
Please allow sufficient time to arrive, as we are depending on you to help make our events successful.
On the day of the event, if you are unable to attend, please call (816) 513-5800, before 5 p.m. or leave a message at (816) 513-5728 after 5 p.m.
Volunteering at events are fun but please remember, you will be outside in all types of weather.
For more information, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 816-513-5728, or e-mail email@example.com.