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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808-1594
+1 260-427-6800
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Excellent and great value

Awesome overall zoo and the price is hard to beat!! Had toddler who loved walking most of the time... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ZMAN3411
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Indianapolis, IN
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Everyone should visit!

I have been visiting this zoo my whole life--yes that long. I,have watched it grow from a very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carolee K
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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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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  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808-1594
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+1 260-427-6800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesome overall zoo and the price is hard to beat!! Had toddler who loved walking most of the time and there was so much for him to see and interact with.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting this zoo my whole life--yes that long. I,have watched it grow from a very small petting zoo to the wonderful place it is now.More

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

Carolee K - thank you so very much for the review. The staff works hard every day to fulfill our mission - connecting kids and animals, strengthening families and inspiring people to care. We appreciate your kind review and hope you will join us this...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We looked forward to our visit with family but were very disappointed to find out they only provided wheelchairs that need pushed. The lack of electric scooters made the visit uncomfortable and difficult for everyone in our group. Be sure to take your own scooter...More

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

Thank you for your comment - we are always looking for suggestions and ideas to enhance our guest visits. I will pass along your comments. I sure hope the rest of your visit at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo met your expectations and your family...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Such a great place. You can really enjoy a large variety of animals and adventures. Bring the kids pack a picnic and enjoy yourself. Very nice park on site.

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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for the kind review. We agree bring the kids, pack a picnic and come visit our Zoo animals for our 53rd season with opening day on April 21st.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The Ft. Wayne Children's zoo has so much to offer children of all ages. I have been to zoos in larger cities, but this zoo has more interaction opportunities with animals. It is clean and there is a lot of shade & resting stations.

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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you so very much for the review. We work hard to be an outstanding zoo for children of all ages. Opening Day is April 21. We hope you will be able to join us this 2018 season.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Children's zoo is fun for little ones that don't have access to animals in their everyday life. If you live in the country or outside Fort Wayne on a farm not quite as important. My grandkids love the out of the ordinary animals that you...More

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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for the review - we love connecting kids and animals with our giraffe feeding, goat brushing, and stingray bay, plus the 1200 additional animals that zoo guests come face to face with. We also hope that we inspire children and families to care...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Great place to take your children or in our case, grandchildren. Very child friendly with lots of things to experience. Giraffes and monkeys are always a favorite.

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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thanks Jean! We hope you have your calendar marked for season opening on April 21, 2018. Feeding the giraffe are always a favorite for all ages.

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

A great place to spend the afternoon. I've been to the San Diego zoo and although they have more animals, the Fort Wayne zoo has better more comfortable looking habitats. It's clean and beautiful. They have different events throughout the day like feeding the giraffes,...More

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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you so very much for the review. We hope everyone who is in the area will take your advice :) 2018 season opens April 21. Hope to see you this year.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Love this zoo. A true effort is made to give the animals a safe and friendly living environment. And, the experience from the perspective of the viewer is top-notch. I've been to many zoos across the country. Proud that Fort Wayne's can be considered easily...More

1  Thank Paul K
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thanks Paul - we are committed to providing the very best for the animals in our care. We are starting the count down for the 2018 season opening on April 21. Hope to you this upcoming season.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The zoo is organized into various animal habitats such the Africa, Indiana Family Farm, the Rainforest, etc. There are several small rides and a sky ride through Africa. The Rainforest has some indoor slides of very large insects and butterflies and it opens up into...More

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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are already getting ready for opening day, April 21. We hope you will join us for our 53rd season!

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Allison0824
20 October 2017|
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Yes you can always bring water bottles or juice bottles. Hope you enjoyed Wild Zoo Halloween.
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Sandy45822
1 July 2017|
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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
26 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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