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Planning your visit to the Little Rock Zoo is the first step to an unforgettable adventure. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned zoo-goer, we have all the information you need to make your trip seamless and enjoyable.

Hours and Admission

The Little Rock Zoo is open year-round, rain or shine!

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Last Admission: 3:30 PM

No refunds or rain checks on admission regardless of weather conditions.


Ample parking is available for a $3 fee paid at admission. We also offer designated spaces for buses  as well as accessible parking.


For the safety of our animals, outside food is not permitted inside the zoo. We invite guests planning a picnic to utilize the picnic areas located on either side of the zoo entrance to enjoy your lunch before entering the zoo.

Nestled in the heart of the Little Rock Zoo, Café Africa offers a refreshing atmosphere to rest and refresh with a drink or meal. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick snack or a sit-down meal, we have something for everyone.

Dining Opportunities Include:
Café Africa: Enjoy a variety of delicious meals and beverages in a vibrant setting.
Snack Shacks: Located throughout the zoo for easy access to refreshments as you explore.


The Little Rock Zoo is committed to providing a welcoming experience for all guests. We offer:

  • Wheelchairs & Scooters are available for rental in the Gift Shop
  • Discover our serene spots for a moment of tranquility around the Zoo. (Thank you to Dr. Maci Parrish for help with this project.)
  • Service animals are welcome. Emotional support or "therapy" animals are not considered service animals under ADA guidelines.
  • Review accessibility information for additional resources
Know Before You Go:

Stay Hydrated: Remember to take breaks and drink plenty of water. Bring a reusable water bottle; we have several refill stations throughout the Zoo to help you stay refreshed.

Cool Down Spots: Take advantage of our mister stations to beat the heat. You can also cool off in the Reptile House, Cheetah Outpost, and Café Africa, which are perfect for a break from the sun.

Animal Habitats: Animals have access to both their indoor and outdoor areas, which means during times of excessive heat, they may access cooler areas that are out of view. Note that while some habitats offer indoor viewing, not all do.

Prohibited Items: For the health and safety of our guests and animal residents the following are not permitted on zoo grounds.

  • Pets
  • Outside food & Drinks
  • Styrofoam and balloons
  • Wheeled devices like bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, hoverboards, and scooters (strollers and wagons are welcome; rentals are available in the Gift Shop)
  • Toys and sports equipment
  • Drones and firearms
  • Tobacco and marijuana products
    • Smoking and vaping are not permitted on Zoo grounds
  • Firearms—The City of Little Rock does not permit any person to carry a concealed weapon, a firearm, or a handgun on City property at any time.  Therefore guns are not permitted on the grounds of the Little Rock Zoo.


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Little Rock Zoo Memberships

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Memberships support the Zoo's efforts to promote conservation and education. It is the perfect way to benefit humans and animals, alike!

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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