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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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Family Fun for everyone

My family and I decided to make a last minutes trip Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. The extended summer... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
smonroe13
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South Bend, Indiana
Perfect zoo for younger kids

This zoo is smaller but perfect to see many animals without walking miles. The log ride and train... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“log ride” (43 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 1 week ago

My family and I decided to make a last minutes trip Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. The extended summer hours allowed us to take our time and enjoying all exhibits at the zoo. My kids enjoyed seeing all the animals, feeding the giraffe, and so much...More

Thank smonroe13
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the review. I agree that the longer hours after 5 really do help stretch your trip into the evening and with that always comes less crowds. The zoo comes alive after 5!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo is smaller but perfect to see many animals without walking miles. The log ride and train ride are our family's favorite rides. You can bring in your own food and drinks. Free parking

Thank blank6789
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the kind review. We hope you will visit us again very soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great mid sized zoon. We loved it all except two things. The train goes nowhere in the zoo.. The food as way over priced.

Thank plevin2017
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed and we are always looking for ways to improve. I will pass along your comments.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 2nd attempt at visiting the Fort Wayne Zoo. Last fall we tried to go to the Halloween event but it was an unusually nice day and apparently EVERYONE else had the same idea, so we couldn't find a parking spot...so we took...More

Thank MelindaMC74
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Melinda - so glad you got to see the zoo this trip. I would recommend that you visit during the late afternoon going into evening time. We are open until 7 pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day and the zoo really comes alive...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what's not to love!! the animals, the staff and the overall experience is wonderful. One of the best places to visit in Indiana

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

Thank you so very much for your kind review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit. We hope you can visit us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found the zoo to be charming as it had a little bit of everything. I was however very disappointed that once you got in you had to buy tokens to ride the little rides and train. Why not just charge more to get in?...More

Thank juliebulie126
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoy visiting zoos and have visited several zoos around the area. This zoo is by far my favorite. I like that the layout helps to keep everyone moving in the same direction which makes it feel less chaotic. It also makes...More

Thank summere626
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Fort Wayne zoo is set up with kids in mind. All the attractions have great viewing for children of all ages. During this visit found about a ride pass ($20) which you can share which allows for 12 rides at the cost of 10...More

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

Thomas H. - thanks for the review. Hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much fun for all ages ! The kids loved all the new babies the zoo has this summer. A great way to spend an afternoon!

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

Thanks so much! The babies have been a lot of fun this season. I love trying to spot our new baby sitatunga. She really like to hide in the tall grass.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great zoo. Plenty of shade while walking through on a hot day. Lots of food spots, but you can also bring in your own.

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

Thanks so much for the review. Hope you can visit us again!

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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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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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