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Awaken the Senses
Join us in welcoming in the spring and celebrating life at the Kay McFarland Japanese Garden located in the Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center. We will be hosting a two month long event April - May with a variety of activities and events. From Arts and Crafts to Yoga and Art and Wine classes, we have a calendar of events for all ages! We will be kicking off this event April 10th with our Opening Day festival for everyone. Learn More!
Black Bear Emergence Contest
The Topeka Zoo will be holding a competition for all Shawnee County School Districts! Every year Val digs her den within her enclosure and remains in torpor until early spring, this year we will be holding a contest to see who can guess when she will emerge for the year. Each student can submit their guess of what day and hour they believe she will be coming out and the one closest to when she does wins! Click the link to learn more about Black bears, torpor, and how you can help conserve their environment. Learn More!
Work at the Zoo!
Would you like to join the team at the Topeka Zoo? There are many types of positions that work together to make a zoo run well. See if there are any career opportunities for you!
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Become a Friend Of The Zoo
Support Topeka Zoo’s conservation mission and receive:
Topeka Zoo’s number one priority is animal care. From the moment they're born to the specialized geriatric care, we seek to provide the best life possible for the animals that we care for.
Topeka Zoo is a treasure that is made successful by our many partnerships throughout the community.
Topeka Zoo works with zoos globally to support research and provide data for conservation efforts. Topeka Zoo is renowned for its care of aging animals.
Topeka Zoo provides opportunities for citizens to become involved in conservation efforts.