Admission Information | The Topeka Zoo

Admission Information

The Topeka Zoo is located at 635 SW Gage Blvd., Topeka, KS 66606.

Hours of Operation

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The front gate closes at 4:30 for the last admission)

Monday through Sunday


The Topeka Zoo is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The front gate closes for last admission at 4:30 p.m.

Admission Rates

Adults:  $5.75
Seniors (ages 65 and over):  $4.75
Children (ages 3 to 12):  $4.25
Children 2 and under:  Free
Friends of Topeka Zoo (FOTZ) members:  Free with membership card and photo ID


Parking is free at the Topeka Zoo.

Strollers and Wagons

Strollers ($2.50) and wagons ($5.00) may be rented at the front gate.
Wheelchairs are available at the front gate upon request.

Service Animals

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, fully trained Service Dogs are welcome at the Topeka Zoo. It is our intent for all guests to safely enjoy the zoo’s experiences while being responsible stewards of the rare animals in our care including rules set by the USDA Animal Welfare Act.  The Topeka Zoo has the right to designate restricted access to specific exhibits and off exhibit tours for the animal’s welfare. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a “service animal” as a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability.  Certification or licensure is not required. However, staff may inquire whether the dog is a service animal and what tasks the dog has been trained to perform.  Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support or therapy dogs that provide a service to others do not qualify as “service animals” under the ADA. Pets are still excluded from the Zoo. To view our full policy regarding service animals at the zoo, please click here.

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