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Little Rock Zoo Celebrates a Century of Conservation & Education

Join us in celebrating a century of wonder and wildlife at the Little Rock Zoo's Centennial Celebration! From its humble beginnings in 1924 with just two animals—a timber wolf and a circus-trained brown bear—the Little Rock Zoo has evolved into one of Arkansas's greatest treasures. Over the years, the Zoo has expanded to house nearly 400 animals representing over 200 species, many of which are on the endangered list. Beyond being a source of awe and entertainment, the Little Rock Zoo has emerged as a vital educational and conservation resource, playing a crucial role in the state's commitment to wildlife preservation. As we mark this momentous milestone, we invite you to join us in reflecting on a century of growth, conservation, and the enduring magic of the animal kingdom.

Celebrate with Us

Celebrate this historic moment with us!

Join us for a Centennial Party! Check back soon, additional details will be announced later!

Share your Experience

As part of our Centennial Celebration, we want to create a vibrant tapestry of memories that spans the past century. We invite you, our cherished community, to share your most treasured photos and memories of the Little Rock Zoo throughout the years. Whether it's a snapshot of your family enjoying a day at the Zoo, a fond memory with a favorite animal, or a special moment during one of our events, we want to hear your stories. Join us in commemorating 100 years of the Little Rock Zoo by contributing to our collective journey. Share your photos and memories by emailing them directly to Zoo100@littlerock.gov. Let's come together to celebrate the rich tapestry of moments that have made the Little Rock Zoo a beloved part of our community for generations.

Visit the Zoo

Many exotic worlds are yours to explore at the Zoo. Experience the majesty of elephants and rhinos. Marvel at the strength and beauty of lions, tigers and jaguars in our Big Cat Habitat. Monkey around at Spider Monkey or Lemur islands. Or slither around to the Reptile House to go face-to-fang with a intriguing reptile. 

The Zoo is open year-round from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM; last admission is at 3:30 PM.

  • Adults (ages 13 and over): $12.95
  • Children ages 3 to 12: $9.95
  • Children under age 2: FREE
  • Seniors 65+: $2 off regular admission
  • Active-duty military and veterans (with ID or Adult Dependent ID): $2 off regular admission
  • A per vehicle parking of $3 fee will be assessed at the front entrance to support our conservation efforts.
  • Zoo Members always park FREE!
  • Train and carousel rides are $3 per person.

Support the Zoo

As we embark on our Centennial Celebration, we invite you to be a vital part of securing the next century of wonder, education, and conservation at our beloved Zoo. Your support has been instrumental in our growth, and now, more than ever, we need your help to ensure the Little Rock Zoo continues to thrive. Consider making a donation to support crucial initiatives, from animal care and conservation efforts to educational programs that inspire the next generation of wildlife enthusiasts.

Every contribution, big or small, plays a significant role in sustaining the magic of the Little Rock Zoo. Join us in preserving this cherished community treasure for generations to come. Your generosity can make a lasting impact. Click Here to contribute and become a part of the legacy that is the Little Rock Zoo. Together, let's write the next chapter in the story of our Zoo's success.

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Little Rock Zoo

1 Zoo Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205

501-661-7200

Hours of Operation
9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Last admission 3:30 p.m.
Zoo grounds close at 4:00 pm

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