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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
+1 260-427-6800
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What a Zoo!

After years of wanting to see this zoo we finally made a trip to Ft.Wayne and we were VERY... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
1Ready2Go
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Indiana
Amazing ZOO !!

We were in the Fort Wayne area, and a zoo was on our children's bucket list for our vacation. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dd65stang
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Montgomery
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Winner of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award ...and also voted Indiana's #1 Summer "Gotta-Do" Attraction in a contest sponsored by the Indiana Office of Tourism & Development. The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is operated by the non-profit Fort Wayne Zoological Society under a cooperative agreement with the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreations Department. The zoo receives no tax funding for operations and operates solely on earned revenue and donations. Our Mission: Connecting kids and animals Strengthening families, Inspiring people to care.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
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+1 260-427-6800
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After years of wanting to see this zoo we finally made a trip to Ft.Wayne and we were VERY impressed! This is definitely not just a kids zoo...it's one of the best zoos we've ever seen and well worth the $14 admission. First, we really...More

Thank 1Ready2Go
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

1Ready2Go - thank you so much for the kind review. I'm thrilled you finally got a chance to visit. We are always excited to hear from our guests on their experience at the zoo. Please visit us again - we are open until October 8....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the Fort Wayne area, and a zoo was on our children's bucket list for our vacation. We had been in contact with one of the employees at this zoo, and she told us how wonderful it was. So we took her up...More

Thank dd65stang
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so very much for the kind review and we couldn't say it any better. We really do care for the animals and sharing them with all our guests. We are blessed to have such an amazing place to come to work and we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a wonderful day for the zoo!!! We really enjoyed seeing all the animals... some got really close!!

Thank metravelin
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for the nice review. We do like for guests to really feel a connection with our animals including feeding the giraffe, touching a stingray as it swims by or brushing a goat. Hope you visit us again very soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Fort Wayne for the weekend (first part of the weekend business). We decided to go to the "children's" zoo , first do not know why it is called children's zoo? It is a beautiful zoo. The animals have plenty of room to...More

Thank sanchezlobo01
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so very much for the kind review. We have been called a children's zoo for 52 years, but we think kids of all ages will enjoy our 40 acres. Hope you will visit us again very soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful zoo for all ages. We've been to many zoos across the USA and this one holds it's head up high for variety of animals, cleanliness (bathrooms also clean and modern), helpfulness of docents, seats and shade. Set up so kids and adults can see...More

Thank Miriam R
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Miriam! We do love being a children's zoo and having viewing at kid view. I will pass along your kind comments! Hope you visit us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best family oriented locations in fort Wayne! The zoo has done a great job of providing great access to animals in in environment that is clean neat and welcoming. One of the best opportunities to visit the zoo is during extended hours...More

Thank Steve G
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Steve G. We appreciate your review and agree the extended hours were a great time to visit. Those ended on Labor Day, but with school in session, anytime during the day has been a great time to visit. Hope you come back to see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little zoo geared towards kids. Took our grandkids there and they had a great time. Try to get there for the Sea Lion show. Reasonable priced. Don't waste your time with the Train Ride, $2 a person and I can see Ducks at home

Thank jwp1952
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best children's zoos in the country. A couple of recently updated exhibits have provided some interactivity with the animals. There's a handful of rides but the classic train ride is still the best. Seal feeding time is a must catch. For adults...More

Thank Matt B
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Matt and just for clarification - catch the Sea Lion Feeding times at 11:30 and 3:00 daily. :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can not ask for a better place to spend time with your kids or grand kids than at the Fort Wayne children's zoo. They do a great job with interactive displays and special learning kiosks for all ages. Highly recommend getting a yearly membership...More

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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review and great ideas for using your Fort Wayne Children's Zoo membership.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love our children's zoo here at fort wayne !!! It may not be as big as San Diego zoo or other zoos but for me its PERFECT for a day to visit especially with kids in tow :)

Thank Jenniffer E
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Jenniffer!

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Sandy45822
2 July 2017|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
I find that the animals as a whole are pretty active first thing in the morning and then again late afternoon. Our summer theme is the Zoo comes Alive after 5 - and it's true. Just like many of your pets afternoon means... More
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Karen B
27 June 2017|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
The cost of admission is $10 for children to age 18 and $14 for adults. We do not have a military discount - we held a military appreciation day on Flag Day, June 14 with free admission for all retired and current... More
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pattythomas53
17 June 2017|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
No we don't rent electric carts at the zoo. You can have one delivered and we will hold it for your arrival if you rent one elsewhere. We do have regular wheelchairs available on a first come first serve basis free of... More
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