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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
+1 260-427-6800
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Halloween at the Zoo

I took the grandchildren to our Halloween at Fort Wayne Zoo. It was cold and it was sprinkling but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
671perlan
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
via mobile
great time

we always have a great time at the Fort Wayne Children"s Zoo. it nice to visit the animals. we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Letter23
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New Haven, Indiana
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Winner of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award ...and also voted Indiana's #1 Summer "Gotta-Do" Attraction in a contest sponsored by the Indiana Office of Tourism & Development. The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is operated by the non-profit Fort Wayne Zoological Society under a cooperative agreement with the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreations Department. The zoo receives no tax funding for operations and operates solely on earned revenue and donations. Our Mission: Connecting kids and animals Strengthening families, Inspiring people to care.
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
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+1 260-427-6800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took the grandchildren to our Halloween at Fort Wayne Zoo. It was cold and it was sprinkling but the grandkids enjoyed it. One pays at the door and they give you tickets so you can go to different stations and get candy. The kids...More

Thank 671perlan
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the review. We are thrilled that you grandchildren had a "Wild" good time at the Wild Zoo Halloween. We love seeing the delight of little ones faces seeing the painted pumpkins and watching the Halloween version on the sea lion...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we always have a great time at the Fort Wayne Children"s Zoo. it nice to visit the animals. we like riding the train and canoe.

1  Thank Letter23
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. Mark your 2018 calendar for April 21. We have that scheduled as Opening day!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to take the kids. A lot of different areas Africa, Australia, aquarium and rides to keep young kids entertained.

1  Thank Keith S
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. We hope you make your calendar for April 21, 2018 - Opening Day!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice zoo. Maintained extremely well. Good for small children and adults. Reasonably priced. Nice park and outdoor concert area within walking distance.

1  Thank Budd W
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review! We hope to see you next year - opening day is April 21, 2018!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love going to the zoo just as a date! Our toddlers love feeding the giraffes and riding the rides. The aquarium is our son’s favorite!

1  Thank Therese L
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review - we agree the zoo is a great place for dates - quiet places to sit off the paths, quiet time in the aquarium, lots of romantic spots through out!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have a gem in Fort Wayne with our zoo. Clean, educational and perfect for all ages. Can feed giraffes and pet stingrays. The grounds are beautiful. Well worth a visit!

1  Thank Susan H
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Susan! Mark your calendar for April 21, 2018 - Opening Day!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at the zoo with our first grandchild. The zoo staff and volunteers made it a special occasion.

Thank Alan A
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We sure hope you make it a tradition and visit us often at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Opening day is April 21, 2018.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo has to be the best zoo ever! From all the animals to observe, rides, hands on experiences, sit down to have a bite to eat and drink. Our grandchildren enjoy that we have the grandparents pass and go quite often throughout...More

1  Thank Mary H
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Mary! We are honored with your review and kind words. We agree that membership is great way to see the zoo often for families and make a great gift during the holidays. Mark your calendar for April 21, 2018 Opening Day!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it was scheduled to be only opened partially for trick or treating, the weather was so nice they opened up additional areas. I will go again.

Thank 323laurak
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review about our Wild Zoo Halloween. We hope you see you next season - mark your calendar for April 21, 2018!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is very interactive with kids. Can do the whole zoo in a day if visiting. Train, boat rides, Merry Go Round, Pony rides, and Sky Lift give you lots of ride options with the kids. Great Experience and always updating and working to...More

Thank David B
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

David, thanks for the great review. Bringing kids and animals together is part of our mission and we strive to do that with each visit. Hope you will mark April 21, 2018 on your calendar as that's opening day!

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Allison0824
21 October 2017|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
Yes you can always bring water bottles or juice bottles. Hope you enjoyed Wild Zoo Halloween.
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Sandy45822
2 July 2017|
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I find that the animals as a whole are pretty active first thing in the morning and then again late afternoon. Our summer theme is the Zoo comes Alive after 5 - and it's true. Just like many of your pets afternoon means... More
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Karen B
27 June 2017|
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The cost of admission is $10 for children to age 18 and $14 for adults. We do not have a military discount - we held a military appreciation day on Flag Day, June 14 with free admission for all retired and current... More
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