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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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Address: 3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Phone Number: +1 260-427-6800
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Winner of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award

...and also voted...

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.

The zoo is closed for the season. Plan a visit when we reopen for the season on April 25, 2015.

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A MUST

If you plan on going here more than once throughout the year (and you SHOULD) buy the family membership. It is worth it! This is an incredible zoo! We loved to pack a picnic and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Janessa G
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Warsaw, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Next time you are in FtWayne stop in. Bring your date or the kids. Take a stroll ,bring the picnic basket and the camera. The monkeys love there pictures taken! Make some perfect memories at the zoo!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you plan on going here more than once throughout the year (and you SHOULD) buy the family membership. It is worth it! This is an incredible zoo! We loved to pack a picnic and go closer to the end of the day, it wasn't as busy. We would pick one section of the zoo and wander through it, it... More 

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Sunbury, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go here several times a year and the kids absolutely love it. I am impressed with how well kept the zoo is and how nice the exhibits are. The kids can get nice and close to most of the animals. Unfortunately there are no elephant but they have lots to see and do.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited in huge line to get in on Star Wars day and line went quickly. Fun to see all the kids in costume. Beautiful weather. This zoo is clean!! Personnel that work with the animals are great. We had young baby with us so did not collect The Halloween treats. It kids seemed to be enjoying it. Only one unusually... More 

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Leo, IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This zoo is great for kids, has good variety of animals and attractions to keep their attention. Parking was rather congested, but overall a very good day out with the children.

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Huntington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ft. Wayne Children's Zoo is one of the best in the US. It is clean and well kept. Exhibits are nice and well maintained and not spread out so far. The Australian and African Safari are my favorites. A new Tasmania Devil will arrive for 2017 season.

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Urbana, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Day with four grand children. Zoo decorated for Halloween. Cute decorations and some animals to see. Also the train ride was functioning. But the main attractions were closed for the season. Entire zoo really geared for younger children than min. (ages 9-12) Price was good. Feeding of the sea lions was excellent - best part of the day!!! Day was... More 

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1 Thank Claudia R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Even thought the kids are older, we still get a pass. Love the zoo. They do such a tremendous job with entertainment and education.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We like to go to the Fort Wayne Zoo when ever we get the chance it's great place for the family to go and have a good time together. Are favorite part is always the monkeys or the Tigers. The Indonesian rain forest is a cool part also.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Took the kids again and had a great time as usual. Just a great zoo to see animals, enjoying a day together.

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