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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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Great place for kids- young and old!

The Fort Wayne Children’s zoo is a great place for all ages to visit. This is one of few zoos in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TIgerVee1
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
great for all ages

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

Reviewed 13 December 2018
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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 1 week ago

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

We usually get a season pass for the zoo because it’s so big you can just go to one or two areas each time you’re there. It can get tiring if you try to squeeze in the whole thing at once. Also the Halloween trick...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Thank you for the great review! We think you have an amazing plan when you visit and as a member it's an easy plan to follow. Mark your calendar for April 27, 2019 - it's Opening Day!

Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

I can’t say enough about the Fort Wayne Zoo!! We were there recently with our grandson and I can’t tell you who had more fun, us or him!! Loved feeding the giraffes and riding the train. So many beautiful animals to learn about and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Thank you for the kind review. Our mission is to connect kids and animals, strengthen families and inspire people to care and it sounds like that's exactly what happened during your visit. Please visit us again in 2019 - opening day is April 27.

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Our family has enjoyed the Fort Wayne Zoo for multiple generations now. A must visit! Many families find this a great place to visit. Thanks to those who support its programs, and to Jim who has led the direcction of the Zoo so well.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you so much for the very kind review. Jim is an amazing leader and we are so very lucky to have him here at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We hope your family will plan a spring visit and see our new North American...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We love the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo! We live locally and buy a membership every year! The proximity of the different regionally named areas means you can see EVERYTHING in a day, and leave without being exhausted from walking. There are animals everywhere and there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you very much for the great review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We love our Zoo member families and thank you for being one of them. See you in the spring!

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Parts of the zoo were under construction, but we really enjoyed the new(ish) sting Ray exhibit and getting to try to touch them

Date of experience: October 2018
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Thanks for your review - next spring the big construction project for our Heart of the Zoo campaign will be completed. Thanks for your patience during our construction.

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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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