help us keep you safe! 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:


Giraffe and Friends Capital Campaign Donation SlideGiraffe and Friends Capital 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 Campaign by donating today or purchase a personalized brick that will be featured on the giraffe pathway leading into the new facility. 


Volunteer as a Zoo Docent

We are currently accepting applications for the 2021 Docent Class. The next Topeka Zoo Docent Training Academy will be held at the Topeka Zoo from March 15-19, 2021, from 9:00am-5:00pm each day. Participation in the Docent Training Academy is required to become a docent. Space in the Academy is limited, so please apply at your earliest convenience

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Become a Topeka Zoo Business Partner

Increase brand awareness by putting your organization in front of more than 200,000 zoo visitors each year.

For business partnership opportunities contact:
Shelby Revelle - Development Manager
785-368-9133 or

1 day ago

Happy CATurday!! Is anybody getting a manicure today? 💅🏽 Here at the Topeka Zoo, we make sure our animals nails (or claws!) are well taken care of. Here is one of our two year old Sumatran ... See more

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Know a teenager interested in travel? Join the Topeka Zoo for a teen eco-tourism trip to the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico from July 27-August 5, 2021! From swimming with whale sharks to participating ... See more

5 days ago

Have you ever wondered what animals do to survive the cold? Join the Topeka Zoo tomorrow night, January 13th, for an Evening Class on overwintering! This family-friendly program will feature a ... See more

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Calling all nature-loving students! Join the Topeka Zoo for our wildly fun adventure camp programs--where we meet live animals, participate in behind-the-scenes tours, engage in crafts and games, and ... See more

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Be Seen!! If your company is interested in fun benefits and tons of exposure at the Topeka Zoo, consider becoming a Business Partner.

For more information about our 2021 opportunities, contact ... See more

1 week ago

We are still accepting clean Christmas trees!

Until the 8th we will be taking used clean Christmas trees that will be used inside habitats as enrichment for the animals. You can drive on by and drop ... See more

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Happy CATurday! Who is enjoying the snow like the cats are?☃️❄️ #caturday #snowmuchfun

📷: Keepers, Erin and Shelley

2 weeks ago

We would like to take a moment and say thank you for all the generosity and support we have received from everyone this year. Though this year may have been difficult, thanks to the support from our ... See more

2 weeks ago
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Only one week left of Zoo Lights, we cannot believe how fast time has flown by, we've loved having everyone here celebrating the holidays with us!

Although Santa may have left on vacation already, ... See more

3 weeks ago

From our family here at the Topeka Zoo, we want to wish you all happy holidays!

As a reminder we are closed today for our normal hours but will be open for Zoo Lights from 5:30 to 8 as an extra ... See more

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