Admission Rates


Ross Park zoo is open daily from 10 am – 4 pm with the last admission at 3 pm.  The zoo will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.  

Additionally, the zoo will be closed the following Tuesdays in 2023 for staff training and development: May 2nd, June 6th, July 11th, August 1st, September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th, and December 5th

Winter admission rates are in effect from November 1st – March 31st.  Standard admission rates apply April 1st – October 31st.

We look forward to seeing you at the zoo.

Age Category Admission Rate Winter Admission Rate
Adults $9.00 $7.00
Seniors (55+) $8.00 $7.00
College Students (with ID) $8.00 $7.00
Military (with ID) $8.00 $7.00
Children (3-11) $7.00 $7.00
Children (2 and under) FREE FREE
Ross Park Zoo Members FREE FREE

Special Events

Some daytime events like Eggstravaganza and Halloweekend have separate admission rates. Please visit our upcoming events calendar for more details. Please note, complimentary admission passes are not valid for special events.

Visit the Ross Park Zoo all season long for FREE!

Additional Pricing

Below are some additional options you may choose to enhance your visit. Don’t forget to plan your visit by using our guide page!

Stop by our kiosk and purchase a Valley Dental Pediatrics Children’s Zoo souvenir grain cup for $3.00 to feed our goats and sheep. You can refill your cup for just $2.00.ore in our children’s zoo!

*Please note we limit grain cups to 100 per day for the health of our animals.

Strollers are available to rent for $2.00 each.

A limited number of complimentary wheelchairs are available upon request.

Groups of 10 or more receive the group admission rate of $6.00 per person. Groups must reserve this rate at least one week in advance by calling the zoo at (607) 724-5461 ext. 502.

Guided Tours can be coordinated in advance by contacting our Director of Programs at (607) 724-5461 x 505.

Rentals for our pavilions and amphitheater are available for full or half day rentals. For more information, please visit 

Please call the zoo at (607) 724-5461 ext. 500 to reserve the pavilions for your next event!

The Ross Park Amphitheater is available to rent for full or half day rentals. It is a great venue for weddings and more! Please call the zoo at (607) 724-5461 ext. 500 to reserve the Ross Park Amphitheater for your next event! For more information, please visit

Hospitality Tram

Tram operations have been temporarily suspended.