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A Welcome Environment for All

The Little Rock Zoo is committed to creating an experience that can be enjoyed by everyone! Our commitment to accessibility means that our facilities are designed to accommodate guests of all abilities. From wheelchair-accessible pathways to sensory-friendly exhibits, we aim to create an inclusive environment for everyone. If you have specific accessibility needs or require assistance during your visit, please don't hesitate to reach out to our friendly staff. We're here to make your time at the Little Rock Zoo enjoyable and stress-free for all.

In 2023 the Little Rock Zoo partnered with KultureCity® to make the Zoo and our programs and events Sensory InclusiveTM. Sensory sensitivities are often experienced by individuals with autism, dementia, PTSD and other similar conditions. This initiative will promote an accommodating and positive experience for all guests with a sensory issue, no matter their age or ability.

Our social story helps guests reduce their anxiety about new experiences by explaining what to expect step-by-step as they explore our Zoo.

Little Rock Zoo Social Story- English Version

Zoológico de Little Rock Historia Social – Versión en español

Dragon Kingdom Social Story - English Version

Historia Social de Dragon Kingdom - Versión en Español: ¡Próximamente!

KultureCity® Sensory Bags, equipped with noise-canceling headphones (provided by Puro Sound Labs), fidget tools, verbal cue cards, and KCVIP lanyards will be available to all guests at the Safari Trader Gift Shop who may feel overwhelmed by the Zoo environment.

The Little Rock Zoo welcomes qualified service animals. Service animals are usually dogs and must be individually trained to perform a specific task for the specific benefit of a person with a disability.

Please be aware that zoo animals don't see service animals every day and if they appear agitated or frightened we ask that you please back away or move past these areas. In rare circumstances, service animals can become agitated at the sight of our zoo animals. If you are unable to control your service animal you might be asked to leave an area or to leave the zoo for the safety and welfare of our animals and your animal. We appreciate your cooperation.

For the safety of our animals and your service animal we ask the following:

  • Please avoid the lion exhibit windows and be aware that lions may become agitated when observing service animals
  • At the Cheetah Outpost, please do not bring service animals out onto the viewing decks
  • The Arkansas Heritage Farm is closed to service animals
  • The Tropical Bird House is closed to service animals
  • The Great Ape Area is closed to service animals
  • Please follow the direction of animal care staff when viewing shows in the amphitheatre
  • If zoo animals appear agitated or frightened, please move past them
  • Zoo staff are always around to answer questions

Mobility devices are available at the Safari Trader Gift Shop on a first-come, first-serve basis. Wheelchairs can be rented for $13 and electric scooters for $30. Please see the associate at the gift shop to purchase your rentals.


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Little Rock Zoo

1 Zoo Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205


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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