There is always a new adventure at the Kansas City Zoo. This is one of the top zoos in the United States. The 202-acre zoo, housing more than 1,100 animals from around the world, is located in Swope Park.
The zoo boasts some of the best African, kangaroo and chimp exhibits in America. Our polar bears, Nikita and Berlin, love their home in Polar Bear Passage. The “must-see” world-class Penguin Exhibit, home to four species of penguins, is slated to open in late October.
The zoo is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and January 1.
Admission: $11.50 ~ seniors, $10.50 ~ ages 3-11, $8.50 ~ younger than 3, free. Discounts for residents of the Zoological District (Jackson and Clay Counties). Additional charge for some rides. See our website for special package prices which include rides.