Little Rock Zoo

The Little Rock Zoo has long been one of Arkansas' great treasures. It all began modestly in 1926, with just two animals, an abandoned timber wolf and a circus-trained brown bear. Today, the Zoo has grown to include more than 500 animals representing 200+ species, many on the endangered list. The Zoo itself, has become one of the state's greatest educational and conservation resources.
Many exotic worlds are yours to explore at the Little Rock Zoo. Experience the majesty of elephants and rhinos. Marvel at the strength and beauty of lions, tigers and jaguars in our Big Cat Habitat. Monkey around at Spider Monkey or Lemur Islands. Or slither around to the Reptile House to go face-to-fang with a deadly reptile. Don't forget to visit the Children's Farm where you can get up-close to the animals. With new animal exhibits on the way, special events and educational programs, the Zoo provides an ever-changing and recreational experience. Whenever you visit, chances are you'll see something new and exciting! We look forward to seeing you at the Little Rock Zoo.

Planning a Meeting?
There's no better place in town to go wild than the Little Rock Zoo! Located in the heart of Little Rock, this 30+ acre park is home to hundreds of animals and their diverse habitats. Whether your event is literally for the birds, or you're looking to take your guests on an close-to-home African Safari, there's no venue more exciting and adventurous than the Little Rock Zoo. 
Contact Information
1 Zoo Dr., Little Rock, AR, 72205

Business Hours

Reservations required in advance at Last admission 3:30 p.m. Zoo gates close at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9 AM-4 PM
Monday: 9 AM-4 PM
Tuesday: Closed November - March
Wednesday: Closed November - March
Thursday: 9 AM-4 PM
Friday: 9 AM-4 PM
Saturday: 9 AM-4 PM

Holidays Hours

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Years Day: Closed


Big on Safety, On-Site Restaurant, Open Sunday

Event Facilities

Event Venues/Facilities


Family Fun