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Latest News: (updated March 29, 2022) 

The Tropical Bird House is currently closed to protect our animals against the threat of bird flu. 

High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) is a highly pathogenic bird flu and has been found in states that neighbor Arkansas. As a result, the Little Rock Zoo closed the bird aviary until further notice to protect birds in this area from potential transmission. The Zoo is also taking steps to protect other birds at the Zoo from HPAI and could potentially take more birds off exhibit in the near future. To date, HPAI is not a threat to humans but can be devastating to birds. In other outbreaks it has caused illness in humans. We appreciate your understanding as we work to keep our animals healthy.

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Advance reservations are no longer required to visit the Zoo. 
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Masks are no longer required at the Little Rock Zoo.
Zoo staff are still required to wear masks in certain behind the scenes animal areas as COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease that has transmitted between humans and certain animals. Behind the scenes tours to the public are still suspended at this time. 
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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 historic Over-the-Jumps 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! The carousel is currently on winter schedule: only open Thursday-Sundays until end of February 2022. 
Reservations for groups: church, school, etc., are now being accepted.  To make your group reservation, please call 501-661-7200 or click here.

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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. 

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.

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PLEASE NOTE: Tickets to the Zoo are paid at the gate. 

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

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. 
  • 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.

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: April 4, 2022

 

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1 Zoo Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205

501-661-7200

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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