Zoo Hours are 9am - 5pm Daily

Sunflower Cafe will be closed June 24 and 25 for staff training.


In partnership with Project Topeka, the Zoo is encouraging guests to become heroes in their community by bringing a non-perishable food item per person in their group. These donations will be collected on-site throughout the evening, with the goal of combating hunger and supporting those in need. 

Learn more here!



QDOBA Fundraiser Night

Join us on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 4PM-8PM at QDOBA (1025 SW Wanamaker Road) where 25% of sales will go to the zoo that night when you show this flyer!








IT'S HERE: Sean Kenney's Animal Super Powers® made with LEGO® bricks

From echolocation to regenerating limbs—the animal kingdom is teeming with super powers! Join us on April 20th for Sean Kenney's Animal Super Powers® made with LEGO® bricks presented by Giant Communications!





Get more out of your visit: Download the App!

Topeka Zoo Travel Guide has over 100 different animals and points of interest to explore
Interactive map and GPS wayfinding
English and Spanish content
Find out more here or search "Topeka Zoo App" in the app store today

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The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for our area, in effect from 1 pm - 8 pm on June 13th. The heat index will reach values of 102 to 108 degrees.

As always- our animals', staff, and guests' safety come first. Some animals will be locked inside with increased access to air conditioning and will therefore not be viewable. Other animals who are more acclimated to heat will still be given access to choose whether or not they want to be outside, but may choose to stay in. In short, animal viewing may be limited.

To accommodate, we will be offering an ADVERSE WEATHER DISCOUNT of $2 OFF each ticket the entire day. To receive the discount, tickets must be purchased at the admissions gate.

We recommend any guest that chooses to visit bring a refillable water bottle- there are drinking/refilling stations throughout the Zoo. Know your signs of heat cramps, exhaustion, and heat stroke. There are multiple air-conditioned buildings to pause and take breaks in- so don't over exert yourself!
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You may have just finished up lunch... but what about dinner?!

Dine at Qdoba tonight and help the zoo at the same time!
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Happy World Cougar Day, Cassy!

Today we celebrate the cat species with over 40 names, a Guiness World Record holder for being the mammal with the highest number of different names/nicknames. Followers may know this species as the mountain lion, cougar, puma, catamount, mountain screamer, panther, or the deer tiger to name a few. Because of its widespread range leading to multiple cultures encountering the species, it has been given a wide variety of nicknames throughout the years despite being the same species (with even more individual names for geographic subspecies such as the Florida panther or Yuma cougar).

You can visit Cassy at our Kansas Carnivores area to learn more. 🐱
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Zoo fans! Did you know the Tropical Rainforest is celebrating its 50th birthday this year! That means the Rainforest opened in 1974 which means that we HAVE to celebrate!

This year, World Rainforest Day is on June 22nd and we need your help building a special, birthday playlist we will pipe through the zoo, all day long.

Drop your family friendly favorites in the comments and then stop by on June 22nd, from 9am - 3pm to check out dome tours, keeper chats, fun activities and more!
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Did you know our Zoo Cams are once again LIVE?

Great article here by TK Topeka's Business Magazine highlighting our work with Alltech Communications on bringing the Zoo to you!

See news on our facebook page here.

2024 DATES

•Membership Only Events are in green.


  • The zoo is open!
  • Spring break camp enrollment opens - 15th


  • The zoo is open!
  • Annual Meeting - February 19, 2024. The meeting is in the Kay's Garden venue. We will meet at 12:30pm. Members can enter through the turtle gate to have direct access to the venue.


  • Spring break camps - 11 - 15
  • Docent Training - 19 - 22
  • Members only giraffe feeding – Saturday, March 23 
  • Public early bird pricing for Roar and Pour


  • Kansas Ballet Performance - 13 & 14
  • Party for the Planet (Earth Day) - 20
  • Roar and Pour - 27
  • Public early bird pricing for Roar and Pour
  • Special Exhibit – Member only preview – Thursday evening, April 18
  • Special Exhibit Grand Opening – Saturday, April 20   
  • Coffee (juice) with Curators: 8 – 9 a.m., Tuesday, April 30 


  • Safe Kids Day at the Zoo - May 4
  • Native Wildflower Sale - May 11
  • Endangered Species Day - May 11
  • Membership drive month – offer 10% off during month 
  • Member morning – open at 8 a.m., on Saturday, May 18 


  • Oceans Day - June 8
  • Giraffe Day - June 15
  • 20% off retail during the month  
  • Members only giraffe feeding – Saturday, June 8 


  • Global Tiger Day - July 27th
  • Member morning – open at 8 a.m., Saturday – July 27 


  • World Lion Day - Aug 3
  • World Elephant Day - Aug 10
  • World Orangutan Day - Aug 17
  • World Painted Dog Day - Aug 24
  • 20% off café during the month  
  • Coffee (juice) with Curators: 8 – 9 a.m., Friday, August 9 
  • Early bird pricing for Brew at the Zoo


  • Brew at the Zoo - Sept 14
  • World Rivers Day - Sept 21
  • Member appreciation night (evening) – Sept 25 
  • Member pricing for Zoo Lights Begins


  • Gage Park Celebration Day - Oct 6
  • Boo at the Zoo - Oct 19
  • Boo at the Zoo - Oct 26
  • Members only giraffe feeding – Saturday, October 5  
  • Members only lane for Boo  


  • Zoo Lights Begins - Nov 22
  • Member mornings – open at 8 a.m., on Saturday, November 2 
  • Member pricing for Zoo Lights  


  • Zoo Lights closes - Dec 27
  • Member pricing for Zoo Lights 

Our Mission is to enrich our community through wildlife conservation and education.


When you become a business partner, you become a huge part of the success of the zoo AND the community! Join us today!