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Awaken the Senses
Spring Event

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!

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Val Watch
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! 

Open Positions! 

2 days ago

Join us as we announce the winners to the zoo’s annual writing contest! See winner names below. Thank you to all authors for participating!

Kindergarten-2nd grade:
Winner: Charlotte ... See more

3 days ago

The students from the Topeka Suzuki Strings posted for us today in the Kay McFarland Japanese Garden. Be sure to come see them again next month May 9th to see them live!

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5 days ago

Can’t wait to see everyone tomorrow!

6 days ago

We have so many exciting displays, performances, and vendors for you all this weekend for the grand opening of our Awaken the Senses event!

Come down to the Kay McFarland Japanese Garden to join in ... See more

1 week ago

Who has spotted Val outside her den?!

Although she still spends most of her time in her den, many have spotted her poking her head out and even roaming her habitat! Seems like she'll be out of ... See more

1 week ago

Happy birthday to our two Lionesses!🥳🥳 Zuri and Asante turn 1️⃣7️⃣ years old today.

Typically, Lions live to be around 10 years old in the wild so our Lionesses are considered ... See more

1 week ago

Be sure to stop by this morning and every Monday at 7:30am these next two months!

1 week ago
Photos from Topeka Zoo's post

Who had a EGGcellent time at today’s Animal Easter Egg Hunt?🙋🏻‍♀️ We think our animals had the best time of all!🤩😍 A big THANK YOU to our docents who made 70+ paper mache ... See more

1 week ago
City of Topeka Government

LIVE: At the Topeka Zoo for a spring announcement!

1 week ago

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