Plan Your Visit

COVID-19 Update

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

Admission Rates

Adults - $7.75

Seniors (ages 65 and over) - $6.75

Children (ages 3 to 12) - $6.25

Children 2 and under - Free

Friends of Topeka Zoo (FOTZ) members -  Free with membership card and photo ID

Parking is free

No pets allowed

Strollers and Wagons

Strollers ($6.00), Double Strollers ($8.00), Wagons ($8.00), Wheelchairs ($10.00) and ECV ($25.00) may be rented at the front gate. Tax not included.

Rentals cannot be reserved. 

Hours of Operation

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Open daily

No admission after 4:30 p.m.

Closed Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

We are closed at 12:00 p.m for major fundraising events on the following dates:

July 25th -Brew at the Zoo

September 12th - Serenity Nights

Please visit the Kay McFarland Japanese Garden page to view garden event schedule and openings.

Location

635 SW Gage Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66606

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Private Event @ Kay’s Garden Venue

October 30 @ 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 31

Boo at the Zoo

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

*Events are subject to change as needed.

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Service Animals

Fully-trained service animals are welcome at the Topeka Zoo.

Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support and therapy dogs that provide a service to others do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

View our full policy regarding service animals at the zoo, 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: store.topekazoo.org 
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.
Gift Shop at Topeka Zoo

Leopard Spot Gift Shop

The Leopard Spot Gift Shop, located inside the Topeka Zoo, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day the Zoo is open.

Friends of the Topeka Zoo members receive a 10% discount on all in-store gift shop purchases. Leopard Spot gift cards are available also.

 

Grazer’s Café

Grazer’s Café is open seasonally. Fountain drinks and the full menu are available for purchase. There are several picnic tables in the concessions area that showcase a nice view of our giraffe family.

  • Soft drinks and snacks are also available for purchase at the Leopard Spot Gift Shop and vending machines are located around the zoo.
  • Catering is available for groups. Special menus and box lunches may be arranged for birthday parties, luncheon meetings or other group events. Contact the cafe at 785.368.0172 to discuss options.
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