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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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We all had a blast at the zoo. It wasn't very busy at all. The exhibits are close together which... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Sandra T
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Dayton
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Name is misleading not just for children

I have visited the zoo several times over the last 20 years as well as others around the country... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2016
Kristi G
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Markle
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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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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 31 July 2016 via mobile

We all had a blast at the zoo. It wasn't very busy at all. The exhibits are close together which made it very nice not so much walking. Very up-close-and-personal. I got to touch a giraffe. I would highly recommend this is Zoo.

1  Thank Sandra T
FortWayneZoo, Guest Service Supervisor at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful visit to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. There are so many animals at the zoo that you can have an up-close experience with including our goats, stingrays, and kangaroos.

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I have visited the zoo several times over the last 20 years as well as others around the country. This one is by far my favorite. The zoo keeps making improvements to its exhibits and making it a great place to return to. It is...More

1  Thank Kristi G
FortWayneZoo, Guest Service Supervisor at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

Thank you for your excellent review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We are so lucky to have so many great guests that return to visit our zoo time after time and enjoy all that we have to offer. It is true that the zoo...More

Reviewed 30 July 2016

what a great time we had at the zoo last week,We are in our 60s,no kids with us,we had so much fun,I especially loved the shark tank,the ride thru Australia,We took our time and saw so much,The tigers were very active and we even took...More

1  Thank Mary H
FortWayneZoo, Guest Service Supervisor at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Our train and boat rides are both very popular with our guests, and our horticulture team works very hard to keep the zoo looking wonderful with all of the flowers. I am...More

Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice! The animals are in their natural habitat. Some zoos smell bad - not this one. We wanted to see the new sting ray exhibit. You can actually touch them.

1  Thank Vicki D
FortWayneZoo, Director of Communications at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Stingray Bay is a great opportunity to touch and connect with a stingray, and learn more about the amazing creatures. We're glad you enjoyed that exhibit.

Reviewed 27 July 2016

We have been to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo a couple of times now and highly recommend it! Our son is 2 and loves the aquarium, the lions and the monkeys. The African Safari section is probably better for children a little older, but he...More

1  Thank brought6
FortWayneZoo, Director of Communications at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Seeing the colorful fish in the aquarium is fun experience, especially for the little youngsters. We're happy you had a chance to feed the giraffes; it's one of our more popular exhibits.

Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Not too big but not too small. Love that you don't have to walk very far before you see any animals. Great variety! Always lots of information about the animals! Great for educational purposes! The giraffe experience is top notch!

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FortWayneZoo, Director of Communications at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. The giraffe platform is a great experience to see how giraffes eat, up close and to learn more about these endangered creatures. We're glad you enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed 27 July 2016

One of the top 10 in the country and deserving so.We had a great time we took my boyfriends younger sister and we did all the activities and went to every area.reccomend going in the summer with family.

1  Thank Khain_Khain
FortWayneZoo, Director of Communications at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2016

Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Now that we're open late this summer it can be a fun date night, or a family adventure! We're glad you enjoyed your time at the zoo.

Reviewed 27 July 2016

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is always in the top ten of the countries children's zoos. They recently renovated the Australian adventure and its better than ever.

1  Thank Christine B
FortWayneZoo, Director of Communications at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. After recently wrapping up our final year of a three-year renovation to the Australian Adventure, it's been a popular spot for guests within the zoo.

Reviewed 26 July 2016

This zoo is awesome. If you visit the zoo on Saturday be prepared to walk.. a lot. You will probably have to park in the over flow parking which isn't that far from the park, but when you are juggling a couple kids it can...More

Thank Tracy G
FortWayneZoo, Director of Communications at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. And thank you for recognizing the improvements and renovations we've made over the past few years. We hope you'll come to see us again soon!

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Can't go wrong with the FW zoo.. You can see and do everything in one day. I have never had a bad expierence going and have been a zoo member for years! Love all of the new attractions.

1  Thank Lcomp
FortWayneZoo, Director of Communications at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2016

Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. And thank you for being a member for so many years.

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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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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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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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