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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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Our whole family loves going to the zoo! It is so amazing to see the animals up close! It is a must... read more

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Amber B
Field Trip!

We had such a great time on our class field trip to the FW Zoo! It is very easy to navigate with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jillp363
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808-1594
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Reviewed yesterday

Our whole family loves going to the zoo! It is so amazing to see the animals up close! It is a must if you have kiddos and are going to Fort Wayne!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Amber B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had such a great time on our class field trip to the FW Zoo! It is very easy to navigate with young children. We were able to see the entire zoo in one visit. All the exhibits were very nice and the kids especially...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am continually surprised at the size and quality of this zoo for being in a smaller city (compared to say Chicago, Indianapolis, etc.) like Fort Wayne. I would say it definitely rivals the zoo in Indy. Plenty of activities for the whole family and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lovamelin
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the 5 star review! Mark your calendar as the 2019 season opens on April 27. There will be many new additions to see this spring.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Wayne zoo is one of the best. It has a great flow. You basically circle the whole thing and don’t have to backtrack. Good place to get some exercise in while seeing the animals. Lions, tigers, kangaroos, orangutans, giraffes, and many more!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lynn07141215
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 star review. We appreciate your endorsement and hope you have plans to come visit this spring and see our all new Monkey Island and North American River Otter habitats.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great family fun. Many sights and really good animal exhibits. I would suggest bringing your own food and drink. Concessions are a little pricey.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kurt B
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Kurt, we really appreciate your 5 star review. We hope you have April 27th on your calendar - it's Opening Day!

Reviewed 7 January 2019

The Fort Wayne Children’s zoo is a great place for all ages to visit. This is one of few zoos in the United States that truly cares about the education of people in the zoological science. Every visit, I learn something new about the research...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TIgerVee1
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

Thank you so very much for the great review! We work hard every day to share our mission with guests and inspiring people to care about animals here at the zoo and world wide. Please mark your calendar for April 27, 2019 - opening day!

Reviewed 13 December 2018

This zoo has everything you could ask for. I am 79 and my great grand daughter is 2. We both love it.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank themorrismansion
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

Thanks so much and we agree that kids come in all ages. We hope to see you this spring for our 2019 season!

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

This is such a gem of a Zoo! So many activities geared towards children and it's still interesting for adults to go to on their own.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SheKruz1776
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

Thanks for the great review....we hope you have your calendar marked for April 27, 2019 - it's opening day!

Reviewed 12 December 2018

Fort Wayne has an excellent Children's Zoo. My grand children go there often and it is a perfect place for little ones. We love it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ralera3
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

Thanks for the awesome review! We hope you have your calendar marked for April 27, 2019 for opening 2019.

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Plan to spend the day, food is available and reasonably priced, but they also have picnic tables just outside the gates if you prefer to bring your own.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank tbennett2425
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

Thanks for the awesome review and the great recommendation for picnic within Franke Park or grabbing lunch in the Zoo. Either is a great option for visits at the Zoo.

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jrmngm
26 October 2018|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
The zoo officially closed for the season on October 7, 2018. Please plan to visit us again in spring 2019. Have an amazing winter!
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JennyVB21
8 August 2018|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
Children's Zoo has always been a part of our name and we are proud to be called a children's zoo. What that title means to us is viewing windows low enough for little one, hands on animals experiences even the youngest... More
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Ali G
11 July 2018|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
The zoo can be great any day and the guest count tends to be very weather dependent. The nicer the day, the more guests we see. Coming later in the afternoon is always a great time - with our Zoo Comes Alive After Five... More
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