Hours & Admission

Zoo Hours of Operation
Spring/Summer Hours
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daily 
(April 1 to October 31)

Fall/Winter Hours

12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daily
(November 1 to March 31)

Sunset Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas day, New Year's Day, and Employee Training Days. Animal Care staff are present daily. Zoo hours, pricing, events, and schedules are subject to change.

Sunset Zoo is proudly accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums; our commitment to the highest level of animal care and guest experience. 

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Daily Admission

All admission prices before sales tax. *Friends of Sunset Zoo membership may not apply to all special events and fundraisers. Other restrictions may apply.

Guest Services Rentals

  • Double Stroller (max weight 40lbs) | $5.25
  • Single Stroller (max weight 40lbs) | $4.25
  • Push Wagon (max weight 75lbs) | $3.25

Available for rent at the ticket booth window, pricing before sales tax, while supplies last, first come – first served, use at your own risk.

Wheelchairs and electric wheelchairs are not available for rent. Zoo guest are encouraged to bring their wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs, wagons, and push strollers

PROHIBITED ITEMS: bicycles, skateboards, scooters, in-line skates, sports equipment, balloons, radio/music devices, glass containers, hoverboards, drones, street licensed/gas powered mobility devices, pets, grills, alcohol, and other items may apply.

Gift Shop

Gift Shop Hours of Operation:
Spring/Summer Hours
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
(Spring/Summer dates April 1 - October 31)

Gift Shop Fall/Winter Hours

12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
(Fall/Winter dates November 1 - March 31)

The Zoo's gift shop is open year round when the Zoo is open during regular business hours. Bottled drinks, snacks, and dippin' dots are available for purchase year-round at the gift shop.

Expedition Café Concession Stand

Concession Stand Hours of Operation:
Late Spring/Late Fall
11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays

Late Fall/Late Spring

12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays to Sundays

SEASONAL MENU available now - featuring hot drinks, warm mini donuts, snacks, and more!

Group Rates & School Visits

Half-price admission is available for groups of 20 people or more with two weeks advance notice required. Learn more about group and school visits. Special programming is also available to enhance your visit.

Service Animals

Fully trained service animals are permitted at Sunset Zoo on the park grounds and inside most Sunset Zoo Buildings. Prior notice is appreciated but not required. Pets and emotional-support pets are not permitted at Sunset Zoo or in buildings at Sunset Zoo.