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Updated Covid-19 Guidelines!
In consideration of the health of our guests, staff, and animals;
we will be following guidelines listed on our website here:

Today's Hours

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Closed Veterans Day and Thanksgiving! 

The Zoo will be closed on November 11th and 26th for the holidays.
*Planned events, classes, and meetings still occurring*

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Friends of the Topeka Zoo is excited to debut a brand-new holiday event, Zoo Lights. Beginning November 27th, visitors will stroll around the zoo and enjoy twinkling lights, dazzling displays, festive activities, and of course… Santa Claus! Tickets are now on Sale!

Giraffe and Friends logo for the Holiday Brick CampaignGiraffe and Friends Holiday Brick Campaign

Giraffe and Friends stretches from the Kay McFarland Japanese Garden all the way around Camp Cowabunga, completing the safari experience. Construction is planned to break ground in the Spring of 2021 with an anticipated opening by early summer of 2022. Be part of the Giraffe & Friends Holiday Brick Campaign, personalized bricks will be featured on the giraffe pathway leading into the new facility. 




Help pave the way (literally!) by donating to the future Giraffe and Friends exhibit! Donations for GivingZooday as part of GivingTuesday start on Tuesday, December 1st. 

3 weeks ago

If you sing and want to have a fun night, grab some friends and head to the zoo for a night of caroling. We are still trying to fill some dates with entertainment between November 27th - December ... See more

3 weeks ago

A big thank you to our business partner, Silver Lake Bank, for presenting us with a check for $1,847.95. If you are a customer at Silver Lake Bank, did you know that you can have a Topeka Zoo debit ... See more

3 weeks ago

LAST CALL for Zoo Lights sponsors! 🎄 This will be a magical experience like no other and a perfect new holiday tradition to add to the list. We are so thankful for the many community individuals ... See more

3 weeks ago

Calling all 501 students! As the only school district out on November 13th, come spend an exciting day at the zoo! Focusing on animal intelligence, this camp will feature a live animal presentation, ... See more

1 month ago
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Come visit us at Boo at the Zoo today! We are open 9am-3pm with treats. No tricks!😉 Make sure to get your tickets online to insure you can get in. Friends of the Zoo members also need tickets and ... See more

1 month ago

We are disheartened to share with you that we had to say goodbye to Avus the lion this morning. We celebrated Avus's 16th birthday just last week but he has been experiencing age related issues for ... See more

1 month ago

Know a kid who loves animals? Check out our winter break camps for students age 6-12 (can be 5 if currently in kindergarten). These exciting adventure camps include live animal presentations, ... See more

1 month ago

We are SO excited about Zoo Lights!! There have been many volunteers, staff, and sponsors giving countless hours to prepare for this new holiday experience. Zoo Lights will begin on November 27th and ... See more

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