Today's Hours

9:00AM - 5:00PM

We are excited to announce that we will be opening as an open-air park starting May 14th for members, and May 18th for the public. In consideration of the health of our guests, staff, and animals; we will be following guidelines listed on our website here:
Topeka Zoo Guide to Enjoying Your Next Visit
1. Please consider pre-purchasing your tickets or purchase a membership online. This will accelerate your entrance and minimize contact between individuals. Purchase here: 
Note: To receive reciprocal discount on tickets, most be done in person with your card and ID. Memberships have been extended for the same duration that we were closed. Memberships that expired in that time period are still valid. You can still use your current card with old expiration date. 
2. We encourage guests to utilize masks as a health and wellness precaution.
3. Maintain 6 feet of space between family groups.
4. Be courteous to guests and staff. Please take turns at viewing windows.
5. Please review our new amenities map and watch for signage to guide you through your visit.
6. For the safety of our guests, staff, and animals, if you do not feel well, please stay home.
Photo by Kathleen Otto


We need your help in supporting the Topeka Zoo as we continue our closure to assist in combatting Covid-19. With a projected daily operations deficit of nearly $3,500, we are committed to providing the same support for vital care, programming, supplies, and personnel. Our employees are foundational to how we operate, providing essential services and facilitating the guest experience. FOTZ is committed to finding solutions to maintain payroll through this crisis, such as applying for the new SBA Paycheck Protection Program. However, we need your help to make a difference.

We want to talk to you about how you can help! Starting this Monday, April 6th, you may receive a call from our team of Guest Service Staff and Docents. We are happy to talk about what’s happening at the zoo and provide opportunities for support. This includes a brand-new chance to make monthly membership payments of just $9.99. As a reminder, we are extending all memberships for the duration we are closed. Please keep in touch with all our new virtual programming, or send us a message on social media or We thank you for all the help given so far and cannot wait until we can see you again soon. #LoveYourZoo

Virtual Education Programs

Our education department is working hard to continue getting learning materials in your hands. Check out our website for videos, worksheets, crafts, puzzles, and other educational resources.

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Tiger, Patas Monkey and Giraffe Cams

Thanks to KTWU, enjoy live cameras of our Sumatran Tigers, Patas Monkeys, and Giraffes! Watch Now

1 month ago

Good afternoon! Join us tomorrow for Roar & Pour Wine Fest virtually on our Friends of the Topeka Zoo (FOTZ) Facebook page.

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1 month ago

Good morning! Today we are learning about natural resources.

Today’s worksheet is here

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1 month ago

If you’ve been longing for a Topeka Zoo TikTok page, your wait is over!! Check us out on TikTok!🤩🤩🤩

1 month ago

Today Horticulturalist Rick is teaching us about the trees in the Tropical Rainforest. #BringingTheZooToYou

1 month ago

Good morning! Today we are learning about matter transfer and waste.

Today’s worksheets can be found here:

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