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Zoo Hours & Admission
Giraffe Encounter

Open Daily Year Round  (Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)

Current Hours:

Fall/Winter Hours: 
August  2016 - April 2017
10am - 4pm
(Last tickets sold @ 3:30 pm)

Future Spring/Summer Hours:
April 2017 - August 2017
9 am-5 pm
(Last tickets sold at 4:30pm)

Admission Rates

Children (1-12 yrs.).........$4.50

Active Military...............$5.50
Seniors (55+)..................$5.50
Adults (13+)...................$6.50

Cash, Visa or Mastercard accepted.
Id required for credit & debit card purchases.

No personal checks or PO's accepted.

Discount available for groups of 75 or more.
Contact Education Coordinator 
for details.


Daily Public Feeding Schedules:
The daily feeding schedules are subject to weather permitting.  During rain, snow or low temperatures, public feedings will be postponed.

Daily Public Flamingo Feeding:

Flamingo Feeding  10:15 a.m.  

$15.00 per person - 5 person maximum

Must be age 6 or older
Age 12 & under must be accompanied by adult

Flamingo Feeding rate is in addition to admission rate.

Daily Public Giraffe Feeding
Giraffe Feeding 10:30 a.m.

$2.00 per person 

Giraffe Feeding rate is in addition to admission rate.

Large groups over 10 people are asked to pre-schedule their outing with the Programs Coordinator. 

Contact Us:

Mailing Address:
1000 W. California St.
Gainesville, Texas 76240

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Ticketing/Gift Shop 940-668-4539

Programs Coordinator 940-727-9097 
Office 940-668-4539