Zoo Hours & Admission

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Open Daily Year Round ( Except Thanksgiving & Christmas Days)

Current Hours:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
(Last ticket sold at 3:30 pm)

Admission Rate - Effective 10-1-18

Children (1-12 yrs.).......$5.00
Active Military................$6.00
Seniors (55+)..................$6.00
Adults (13+)....................$7.00

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.
Email the Booking Coordinator  or call 940-668-4533 for details.

Daily Public Animal Encounter Schedules:

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

Daily Public Animal Encounters:

Children Feeding Flamingos

Flamingo feeding is temporarily suspended.

Flamingo Feeding 10:15 a.m.

$15.00 per person - 5 person maximum

Must be age 6 years or older to participate.
Children 12 & under must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Does not include zoo admission.


Giraffe Encounter 10:30 a.m.

$5.00 per person - To enter giraffe encounter deck, meet & feed the Giraffe & learn from animal care staff about the world’s tallest animal.

Does not include zoo admission.


Contact Us:

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

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Admission/Gift Shop  (940) 668-4539
Program Coordinator (940) 668-4533
Administrative Office  (940) 668-4533