ZOO HOURS- OPEN 10-5PM, LAST ENTRY @ 4PM/TUES-SUN (closed on Mondays, except for Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Indigenous Peoples Day). (dismiss)

Zoo Preview of Prairie Dogs & More!

This FREE special preview of the Zoo is for Zoo Members and Donors for the Prairie Dog exhibit. Guests will go on group tours with conservation educators and meet zookeepers at the Prairie Dog exhibit, the African Painted Dog habitat, and the African Primates newly renovated indoor space in the Giraffe/Primate building, which hasn’t been open since 2019.  The tour of all locations will last approximately 45 minutes. After which, you are free to explore the rest of the Zoo and visit the Gift Shop.

RSVP for Zoo Preview

We encourage you to arrive early so that you have the opportunity to meet conservationist, Travis Livieri, at the Prairie Dog exhibit between 9am-10am during the tours. You can also register to hear Travis at Niabi’s Conservation Speaker Series  in the Zoo Discovery Center at 10:30am as he presents From the Grasslands to the Zoo: The Importance of Prairie Dogs. This is a separate event from the Zoo Preview and does require preregistration and a donation to support conservation efforts. REGISTER HERE for the presentation by Travis Livieri.