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)
Join Our Team

Niabi Zoo is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining highly qualified employees for a variety of unique career opportunities. These include positions in conservation education, animal care, guest services, facility maintenance, administration, and more!

Full-Time Positions

Seasonal Positions


Volunteers are essential to the operations of the Zoo. Volunteer positions require a regular time commitment of once per week or every other week, depending on the position. Volunteering at the zoo requires developing a unique set of skills through regular practice and thus a regular commitment.


Niabi Zoo’s Intern Program provides a truly unique opportunity to university students and recent college graduates to participate in animal care, conservation education and horticultural efforts while gaining professional experience.


Junior Zoo Keeper volunteers receive professional training on topics such as conservation, interpretation, public speaking, and learn a wide range of information about our animals and their habitats. These skills are helpful for future jobs and college applications.