LR Zoo Breaks into Spring

Little-Rock-zoo-logo-4-c-with-tagSpring starts tomorrow, but the Little Rock Zoo is ready for Spring Breakers all week.

In addition to the new Cheetah and Penguin exhibits, the Zoo is home to elephants, bears, rhinos, giraffes, lions, gorillas, chimpanzees, tigers, and a host of birds and mammals.  And of course no visit to the zoo is complete without a stop off in the reptile house.

In addition, each day there are animal feedings for the public to witness.
10:30am |  Vampire Bats
1:15pm |  Penguins
1:30pm |  Great Ape Scatter Feeds

Speaking of feeding, visitors can take care of their own needs by dining at Cafe Africa.  It is located across from the Civitan Pavilion in the heart of the Little Rock Zoo.  The Cafe features menu items such as hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hotdogs, fries, soda, ice cream, and other food items.

The Little Rock Zoo is the proud home of the Arkansas Carousel, a one-of-a-kind Over-the-Jumps antique carousel that is the only fully operational carousel of its kind in the world.

The Little Rock Zoo is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, with the last admission is at 4:00pm
The front gates will close at 4:00 pm. Guests who have entered may remain in the park until 5:00pm.

Admission Price
  • Adults: $10.00
  • Seniors 60+: $8.00
  • Children 12 and Under: $8.00
  • Children Under 12 Months of age are admitted free!
  • Active Duty Military (with ID or Adult Dependent ID): $2 off regular admission

Arts & Humanities Month: Boo at the Zoo!

Boo at the Zoo is the largest family Halloween festival in Arkansas.  Now in its 20th year, Boo at the Zoo has become a family tradition.  Boo at the Zoo features trick-or-treating in a safe environment along with several amenities and attractions including: a hay maze, carnival rides, fair-style food & other concessions, the haunted train, a haunted house for older kids, a costume contest, magic show, Ghost Roast s’mores area, Frankenstein’s Dance Party, and much, much more.

Boo opened this year on October 20 and continues through Halloween night from 6pm to 9pm.

The Little Rock Zoo began modestly in 1926, with just two animals — an abandoned timber wolf and a circus-trained brown bear. Today, under the leadership of Mike Blakely, the Zoo includes more than 725 animals representing 200+ species, many on the endangered list. A recent addition is the Laura P. Nichols Penguin Pointe exhibit.

In addition to the many animals, there is the opportunity to eat at Café Africa and ride on the Arkansas Carousel, a one-of-a-kind Over-the-Jumps antique carousel that is the only fully operational carousel of its kind in the world.