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In consideration of the health of our guests, staff, and animals; we will be following guidelines listed on our website here: https://topekazoo.org/covid-19-updates/

Boo at the Zoo

We are happy to announce that the Topeka Zoo will be hosting Boo at the Zoo this year! We will be open for Boo October 17th, 24th, and 31st. Like every year, guests are encouraged to wear costumes. Tickets are available for purchasing for Oct. 17th, as we are using a new timed ticketing system the last two days will be available for purchasing after the 17th.

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Zoo Lights


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!

2 days 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

3 days 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

4 days 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

5 days 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

1 week ago
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Today is Hoho’s 31st birthday!🥳 Hoho is the second oldest Malayan Sun Bear in North America and we are so lucky to get to work with him everyday. We think he had a💥blast💥 at his ... See more

1 week ago

While you’re making your way to Boo at the Zoo, stop by Vikings Grille in our parking lot for a delicious lunch!😋 Vikings Grille


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We are already having so much fun at the first Boo at the Zoo!👻 Make sure to pre-purchase your tickets so we can guarantee you will get in. Friends of The Zoo (FOTZ) members will still need a ... See more

1 week ago

We are LIVE for our Tigers 2nd birthday party and our Lions 16th birthday party!🥳🥳

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