Zoo Hours & Admission

BEGINNING 3/17/2020 THE FRANK BUCK ZOO WILL BE CLOSED PER CDC’S 15 DAY PLAN TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.

Rest assured, as always, our animal family will be taken care of by our dedicated Animal Care team. We will continue to post daily Keeper Chat content, on Facebook. If you missed any previous online Keeper Chats on Facebook, scroll back and have a peek.

https://www.facebook.com/Frank.Buck.Zoo/ 

Y’all stay safe out there. Be sure to do your part to protect our most vulnerable populations. Or as we say in the animal field #ProtectTheHerd and #FlattenTheCurve

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Open Daily Year Round ( Except Thanksgiving & Christmas Days)

Current Hours:

Fall/Winter Hours
August 12, 2019 - April 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
(Last ticket sold at 3:30 pm)

Spring/Summer Hours
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
April 2020 - August 2020
(Last ticket sold at 4:30 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.

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Contact Us:

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

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Telephone:

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