Admission to the zoo and all exhibits is free.
Maps are also available at Gateway Pavilion (#27) or online at lpzoo.org. Please refer to map and facility #s for locations.
One adult chaperone per ten children is required. One adult chaperone per five preschool or kindergarten children is requested. Chaperones must stay with their group at all times. Name tags with your group name, phone number and group leader’s name are strongly suggested for all children. This information is needed if a child is separated from his or her group. If your group has an identifying uniform, T-shirt or hat, each person should wear it.
Please go to Gateway Pavilion (#27) for assistance in locating a lost child.
BUS DROP-OFF PROCEDURE:
Buses must pull a parking ticket at the Cannon Drive entrance. There is a 30-minute grace period for dropoff and pick-up without charge. Please refer to Bus Instructions page for details.
The zoo has designated areas for groups. Picnic tables are available April 1–October 15 near the Bus Drop-off Area (#30). The covered Foreman Pavilion (#31) located south of Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House (#10) is open April 1–October 15. Please note, space is limited.
Lockers are available at the Bus Drop-off Area(#30) for storing lunches and coolers. Large lockers require a $5 rental fee for a lock, as well as a driver’s license or photo I.D. as security. Locks are available at Gateway Pavilion. Smaller lockers, which require $1 in quarters to operate, also are available at the Bus Drop-off Area.
Restrooms are located at the Kovler Lion House (#7) [not accessible for people with disabilities], Park Place Pavilion (#29), the Foreman Picnic Pavilion (#33), and the Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House (#10) [all fully accessible].
AT&T ENDANGERED SPECIES CAROUSEL:
The carousel (#26) is located near the East Gate. The cost is $3 per ride. Children over 42” tall may ride by themselves. A child under 42” must be accompanied by a paying adult. Groups of 20 or more purchasing rides two weeks in advance of their visit can receive $1 off each ride; group-sales are on the field trip notification form. The carousel is open weather permitting.
Our Wild Things! Gift Shop (#22) is open daily and the Safari Shop (#23) is open April 1–October 31. Chaperones are required, food and beverages are prohibited. Please allow plenty of time to shop, an hour before you scheduled departure time is suggested. Take advantage of our three discounted Goodie Bags that are offered on the Group Sales Form.
No inline skates, bicycle riding or ball playing is allowed anywhere on zoo grounds. For the safety of your pets and our animals, no pets are allowed on zoo grounds.
DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS:
Zoo animals require special diets. Other foods can be harmful to their health.
April to May
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Memorial Day-Labor Day
Weekdays 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Weekends 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
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