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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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Great Zoo

Fort Wayne’s Zoo is a great place to visit. It has many different animals, places to rest and eat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joan R
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Excellent Zoo for all ages

This is an excellent Zoo. Very interactive scenes. A good amount of animals. Takes hours to go... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bev R
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Fort Wayne’s Zoo is a great place to visit. It has many different animals, places to rest and eat and kids love all the peacocks running around free.

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

Thanks Joan! We really appreciate your review. We hope you have April 21, 2018 on your calendar - it's opening day at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Hope to see this spring.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent Zoo. Very interactive scenes. A good amount of animals. Takes hours to go thru. It has different Lands, Australia, Africa, Indonesia, etc. I have never went to a zoo that had so much interaction with the animals. Children can feed the...More

Thank Bev R
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bev, Thank you for the nice review. We hope you will mark your calendar for the 2018 season opening on April 21. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for families. Beautiful exhibits! Also they have great events like Trick or Treating at the Zoo. Not to mention they have a youth intern program.

Thank Janel B
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Janel, Thanks for the review - mark your calendar for April 21, 2018. It's opening day at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up going to this Zoo. Every year it gets better and better. Was fun seeing people from all over the world and enjoy it.

1  Thank 104jerry
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We love to hear of locals coming back and the zoo being even better than they remembered. We hope you will visit us again when you are in the area. Happy Zoo Year.

Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Very large we ended up getting a membership, so many things we can come back and see. Our kids really enjoyed it

1  Thank snydma01
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you for the kind review. Having a family zoo membership is a great way to see the zoo all season long. Mark your calendar for April 21, 2018 - the zoo opens for the season.

Reviewed 7 December 2017

The Fort Wayne Children’s zoo is outstanding. Lots of animals that are visible. Little ones can feed the giraffes. Many teaching areas. Pony rides and the train ride are favorites. The best zoo around!

1  Thank Karen5455
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Karen5455 - Thank you for the kind review. We hope to see you next season. We open April 21 for our 2018 season.

Reviewed 11 November 2017 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 13 November 2017

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 10 November 2017

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.

2  Thank Letter23
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

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

Reviewed 10 November 2017

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

2  Thank Keith S
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

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

Reviewed 10 November 2017 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.

2  Thank Budd W
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

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

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Allison0824
21 October 2017|
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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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