The Little Rock Zoo is an outdoor attraction featuring more than 725 animals on over 33 acres of beautifully landscaped property.  Guests can walk leisurely through the entire Zoo in about two to three hours or spend more time in one specific area.  The Zoo is stroller friendly and ADA accessible.  Strollers and electric scooters are available for rent through the Zoo’s Safari Trader Gift Shop at the front entrance.


The Little Rock Zoo charges a parking fee of $3 per vehicle.

This fee is assessed at the front gate when you purchase your tickets.


The Safari Trader Gift Shop offers a unique selection of animal-themed toys and gifts for children and adults alike.


The Cafe is open 7 days a week: 

Spring/Summer Hours
Open 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; kitchen closes at 3:30 p.m. 

Winter Hours
Open at 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; kitchen closes at 1:30 p.m.

Looking for a refreshing break during your Zoo visit? Join us in Cafe Africa for a meal, a snack, or just to relax!  Cafe Africa is located across from the Civitan Pavilion in the heart of the Little Rock Zoo.  The Cafe features menu items such as hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, fries, pizza soda, ice cream, and other food items.  

If you are traveling to the Zoo with a large group and would like to have box lunches available for your group at a certain time, please call 501.661.7218 to make reservations. 

Please, no outside food.


Open on the weekends in the spring and summer months, Mosi's Snack Shack offers quick snacks and drinks.  Mosi's Snack Shack is located directly behind the Elephants.


The Little Rock Zoo is the proud home of the Arkansas Carousel, Over-the-Jumps. 
This beautiful antique carousel is fully operational and available to ride when you visit the Zoo for $3 per person.
Hours vary during extreme heat and if severe weather is forecast. From November 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020, the carousel is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


All aboard! The Zoo's new train is here! Jump on board the Diamond Express train for $3 per person.
The Train will be open 9:30 - 4:30 weather permitting. From November 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020, the train is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
*Anyone under the age of 13 must ride with an adult


The Little Rock Zoo has several fish feeding stations located at the duck pond, siamang exhibit, and lemur island.  A handful of fish food may be purchased for 25 cents.


Lorikeet Landing is an interactive exhibit where visitors can purchase a cup of lorikeet nectar for two tokens, and feed our Lorikeets.  Lorikeets are friendly and enjoy interacting with our guests. 

Lorikeet Landing will open March 19 for the spring and summer season and will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Inclement weather conditions may cause the Lorikeet Landing exhibit to close. Lorikeets cannot tolerate cooler temperatures (typically 50 degrees or cooler) or heavy rain. 


The Zoo hosts regular educational presentations on the Civitan Amphitheater stage.

Call 501.661-7200 for a list of specific show times and dates or to book a private educational program for your group.


If you are in need of assistance, or have a question for our staff, please visit our Guest Services department at the main entrance of the Zoo, or call 501.666.2406.  We are here to serve you!


The Little Rock Zoo offers several membership levels!   CLICK HERE for more details, or call 501.661.7218.