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The Jackson Zoo

#11 of 54 things to do in Jackson Features Animals
2918 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39209-4236
+1 601-352-2580
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Awesome zoo!

We came in the morning it is was wonderful. The staff is very friendly and the Dino exhibit is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fallon0623
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Take Your Kids! Great Safe Fun!

Adults pay $10 Dollars, infant was free, not sure about kids. They have a train, but it does not... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Steve M
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Sacramento, California
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Enjoy a day of fun for the entire family at this zoo that houses large cats, monkeys and more than 250 other types of animals, including a contact yard for barn animals. Kids can take a ride on a real carousel, the whole family can enjoy miniature train, plus gift shop, and concessions.
  • Excellent12%
  • Very good33%
  • Average29%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible17%
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“train ride” (17 reviews)
“splash pad” (15 reviews)
“great zoo” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2918 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39209-4236
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+1 601-352-2580
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came in the morning it is was wonderful. The staff is very friendly and the Dino exhibit is awesome!

Thank Fallon0623
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Adults pay $10 Dollars, infant was free, not sure about kids. They have a train, but it does not run through the zoo. It is really a view of the parking lot. $2 bucks. Kids will love it anyway. Good selection of animals, eat before...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I've been to the Jackson Zoo several times over the past 10 years, and I hate to say it but it has gone down-hill and my last visit made me sad. The animals look forlorn and there aren't enough of them but the exhibits are...More

Thank nhderting
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I've lived in Jackson for 7 years and had not been here. Its a great zoo!!! Clean, safe, the animals were in nice enclosures and appeared well cared for. Great and interesting things to see and read and interactive. The dinasour exhibit was such a...More

Thank sunnymp
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you for your visit AND your comments, Sunny! We hope to see you again soon! :0) EJ, Membership and Media

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

The zoo was the perfect size for us to take our boys on their 3rd birthday! We all had a great time! The boys were terrified of the dinosaurs at first but were ok after we convinced them they weren't real. Lol The train was...More

Thank Tish H
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Tish, your visit and thoughts are going to be quite the morale booster for our small but dedicated staff. THANK YOU! Hope to see you again sooon! :0) EJ. Membership and Media

Reviewed 6 May 2017

this is a very small and average zoo. Not many animals. I would save your money and do something else, or go on a free or discounted day. But our kids still had a good time.

Thank Jeremy C
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

All the money from daily admissions and membership stay right here at the zoo for daily operations, so we thank you for your visit and the support it brings for our beautiful animals! :0) EJ, Media and Membership

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I can remember when I took my children to the zoo every spring and summer. And zoo blues was like a trip to New Orleans. But now even with the new remodeling of the Jackson zoo, I would not think of putting my grandchildren in...More

Thank nashekia
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

We are very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your most recent visit with us. We are aware that the neighborhood that we have called home for nearly 90 years has lost some of it's luster, but all metropolitan cities have up and down...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

I had asked around about the Jackson Zoo before finally going and did not hear a single good thing about it before my visit. People made comments about the location not being in the safest area, that they didn't have very many animals, and the...More

Thank Dane R
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you, Dane, for 1) your visit, 2) your honesty, and 3) acknowledging the efforts of a very small but very dedicated staff, their amazing members, community partners, and volunteers, who all give more than 100% every day for their animals and guests. We hope...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a good zoo it does need TLC so please get out and visit or become a member. If your a beer drinker you will have to wait a year but the ZOO BREW is great. I am a home brewer and bring my...More

Thank lightkeeper7
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for visiting, lightkeeper7, and THANK YOU for acknowledging our efforts despite obtacles! Don't wait a whole year before you visit us again! :0) EJ, Media

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

It is really sad to see a zoo in this bad of shape. The animal enclosures have leaves and pine straw covering the top, and lots of the wire cages are rusted and unattractive. The zoo looks as if it's free to get in, but...More

Thank Ronnie P
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for your visit, and taking the time to express your concerns. As a nearly century-old property under severe budget constraints, we do realize that some of our exhibits may not resemble those of our larger and better-funded sister zoos. Fortunately, we have a...More

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judajane
Can you bring your own food and drinks?
23 March 2017|
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Response from zoolady3 | Property representative |
Hey JudaJane! If you bring your own snacks, you can enjoy them at Livingston Park (run by the City of Jackson) directly across from our Admissions entrance, where our train is. They have picnic tables set out, and we just... More
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kayjaypea
Are visitors allowed to bring wagons in for toddlers to use?
22 March 2016|
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Response from zoolady3 | Property representative |
Wagons and strollers are welcome, but we do also have some for rental.
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What hours r u open and what r the hours are u open on the weekends. And how much do it cost per person.
1 April 2015|
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Response from zoolady3 | Property representative |
Yes hours are 9-4 pm daily. Tickets are $9.25 adults & $6.75 children. Please visit our website for more information jacksonzoo . org Zoo Brew has been rescheduled to Friday May 1, due to inclement weather. Information can... More
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