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Latest News: (updated November 19, 2021) 

Zoo closed Thanksgiving Day, but open Thanksgiving night for GloWild!  Get tickets here! 
Advance reservations are no longer required to visit the Zoo. 
Come see our new holiday event, Glowild!  Get tickets here! 
Masks are no longer required for entry but are required in indoor areas for those 12 and older in compliance with Executive Order of Mayor of the City of Little Rock. Masks are strongly recommended for those age 2-12 in indoor areas. Wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth reduces the transmission of COVID-19. We thank you for helping us protect one another.
Café Africa is open!  We have hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, drinks, cold treats and hot deserts! You can dine-in or take your meal out to enjoy. 
The Over-the-Jumps Historic Carousel is open!  Come enjoy this piece of Little Rock and Zoo history.  Begin or end your day with a ride on one of our beautiful ponies! 

Reservations for groups: church, school, etc., are now being accepted.  To make your group reservation, please click here


The Zoo is reopened after this month's historic winter storm.  Our animals and staff are ready to welcome you back.  

The Safari Trader Gift Shop is open and is ready for you to shop!  Stop by any time to purchase your souvenirs, gifts, and other special items.  Our Arkansas Diamond Express Train is also re-opened for fun and making memories!

The Zoo is open from 9-4:00pm, with last admission at 3:30pm. Zoo grounds close at 4:30pm.

Memberships are available for purchase at the Zoo.  We do encourage the purchase of Zoo memberships online before your visit, to allow time for processing.  You may use your online receipt as proof of your membership purchase.  Your permanent membership card will be available at the Zoo gates soon after your purchase.   

The Zoo is now accepting and honoring coupons, free passes, discounts, and reciprocal Zoo memberships.


PLEASE NOTE: Tickets to the Zoo will be paid at the gate. 

We’ve enhanced sanitation and reduced touch points to keep you safe and  provide a great guest experience.

Things to know before your visit:

  • You should not enter the Zoo if you have any of the following:
    • a fever, cough, or sore throat;
    • shortness of breath;
    • loss of taste of smell, or
    • had known exposure to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
  • You may wish to refrain from entering the Zoo if:
    • you are 65 years of age or older;
    • you have underlying conditions including:
      • high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, severe obesity, asthma, and/or a weakened immune system.

Helpful information when visiting the Zoo:

  • Additional hand sanitizing stations have been set-up throughout the Zoo.
  • Café Africa, the train, Safari Trader Shop and the Over-the-Jumps Historic Carousel are now open. 
  • Some indoor animal areas are closed until further notice.
  • While outside food and drinks are not allowed inside the Zoo, outside food and drinks may enjoyed in the picnic area outside the Zoo’s Entry Plaza.
  • An online map will be available on phones by scanning a QR code at entry. Paper maps are still available.
  • All restrooms will be open, and will be cleaned and disinfected.
  • Wheelchairs are strollers and are available for rent and will be disinfected before and after each use.
  • Guests under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

To view the Little Rock Zoo’s reopening plan approved by the Arkansas Department of Health, click here.

To view Guidelines for Large Outdoor Venues established by the Arkansas Department of Health, click here.

Other important Information:

  • Tickets for non-members/general public must be purchased at the Zoo gate.
  • The Zoo is accepting reciprocal membership agreements for free or reduced price admissions.   
  • Free coupons and passes are now accepted.
  • Reservations for catering are available on a limited basis.
  • Group sales and reservations are now re-opened.

Last update: November 2, 2021



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Little Rock, AR 72205


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

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

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