Hours & Admission


The Little Rock Zoo is open every day of the week except:

  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day
Hours of Operation

Summer Hours
March 1 through September 30
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Winter Hours
October 1 through February 28
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The grounds will close 30 minutes after the last admission.

Admission Price
  • Adults: $12.95 (ages 13 and over)
  • Seniors 60+: $2 off regular admission
  • Children ages 3 and up: $9.95 (ages 3 - 12)
  • Children ages 2 and under are admitted free!
  • Active Duty Military (with ID or Adult Dependent ID): $2 off regular admission

A $3 parking fee will be assessed at the front entrance (per vehicle). Zoo Members always park FREE!

Outside Food and Drinks

Guests may bring in bottled water or water in reuseable bottles. We ask that if you have food and/or drinks from home, please enjoy those at the picnic area outside the Zoo gates. 


Summer Hours 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (return by 4:30 p.m.)
Winter Hours 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (return by 3:30 p.m.)
Items may be rented in the Safari Trader Gift Shop

Single Stroller $9
Double Stroller $12
($5 deposit required for all strollers)
Electric Scooter $25 (Credit card required)
Wheelchairs $12

All rentals must be returned by 4:30 p.m. to the Safari Trader Gift Shop.


Train and carousel rides are 3 tokens* per person *Ride tokens are $1 each

PLEASE NOTE: Wheelchairs and Scooters require a Photo ID hold at time of rental (or credit card if a Photo ID is not available).  All rentals are rented on a first come, first served basis. A “use” waiver must be signed to use a Little Rock Zoo electric scooter or to use a private electric scooter on zoo property.