Zoo hours for 2024: The zoo is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last entry is at 4 p.m. The zoo is closed on Mondays, except for Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Indigenous Peoples Day. Please note that some exhibits are closed due to construction. For more information, visit 'Plan Your Visit' - 'Hours & Pricing'. (dismiss)

Come learn the truth about bats and dispel their spooky reputation! Local bats help us with insect control while tropical bats pollinate plants that produce foods we love, like nuts, fruit, and even cacao that is turned into chocolate. Most local bat populations are in decline and over half in Illinois are threatened and endangered. Learn how you and Niabi can work together to protect bats.