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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

#1 of 56 things to do in Fort Wayne Features Animals
3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
+1 260-427-6800
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Great for kids!

We recently visited the FW Children's Zoo with my two daughters, ages 3 & 1. The zoo was amazing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Matt B
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Defiance, Ohio
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fort wayne zoo

nice zoo. many animals where sleeping, but it was small enough for a 2 and 4 year old. can spend a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Char B
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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.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“log ride” (45 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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 6 days ago via mobile

We recently visited the FW Children's Zoo with my two daughters, ages 3 & 1. The zoo was amazing and our girls really enjoyed it!

Thank Matt B
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

nice zoo. many animals where sleeping, but it was small enough for a 2 and 4 year old. can spend a lot of money on cho cho train, log ride, pony ride for each family member. loved the sting ray pool. was able to pet...More

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

Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to numerous zoos in the tri-state area and this is definitely the best of them all!! It flows nicely and the animals appear to be treated well here. It is easy to navigate and there is so much to see!!!

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

Thank you so very much for the review. We appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent an afternoon at the zoo this week, and enjoyed it, as usual. The Sky Ride was fun, and the river otter was out swimming (sometimes he is sleeping). The zoo staff was great, and always helpful. I might go again this year for...More

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

Thank you so very much for the kind review and we hope to see you again this season!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We use Ft Wayne as a meeting spot to visit with family. The zoo is always a nice place to start our visit. Mornings at the zoo are not very crowded. The park just outside the entrance is a great spot to have a picnic...More

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

Thanks Susan and you gave great tips in your review! We appreciate you visiting us here at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My grandson from Alaska was visiting. He is three years old and loved our zoo! From the pony ride to brushing the goats. He loved it all.

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

Pat - thank you for the kind review and welcome to the Fort to your grandson. Love when our mission comes alive during a visit and it sounds like connecting your grandson and animals happened :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo was just incredible to our family! They have a lot to do for the kids and adults! The log ride, train, sky lift, carousel, pony/ horse rides, petting Zoo & face painting!!! It does take a long time, if not all day to...More

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

Wow we loved your A+++++++++ and feel very honored to receive your high grade. We sure hope to see you again soon, plus extended hours until 7 pm help to stretch your visit into the evening which is a great time at the zoo.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo is nice for the smaller set. Lots of interactives. Plenty of animals that the kids can see up close. I am disappointed however in the size of many of the enclosures. Many larger animals were in enclosures that were tiny. The alligator looked...More

Thank Sciencesus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Wayne has a top notch zoo. It is very difficult to see everything in one day. This year our company hosted their summer picnic at the zoo. It was a very nice experience for children and adults. The kids loved "petting" the sting rays,...More

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

Thank you for the review - we do have amazing picnic pavilions that can be rented for picnics, parties and company events.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The FORT WAYNE Children Zoo is awesome.It has a high national rating.It is a wonderful zoo to be enjoyed by yourself, with a date or with family and friends.The admission is reasonable. If you are a locale come see what your city has in store...More

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

Thanks so very much Lois for the high praise.

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Sandy45822
2 July 2017|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
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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pattythomas53
17 June 2017|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
No we don't rent electric carts at the zoo. You can have one delivered and we will hold it for your arrival if you rent one elsewhere. We do have regular wheelchairs available on a first come first serve basis free of... More
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