The zoo is NOW OPEN. Online reservations are required to visit. Review Niabi’s opening guidelines and make a reservation. (dismiss)
Hours & Pricing


Due to COVID-19, our hours may look a little different than most years! Click here for a list of current hours, information on our new required time-ticketing process, and reopening guidelines.

Temporary Hours due to COVID-19

Niabi will open to members only on June 26 and to the general public starting June 27 following the State of Illinois phase 4 guidelines for zoos.

The zoo will be open seven days a week. However, to meet capacity requirements, all guests, including Niabi members and Zooseum passholders, must now reserve timed tickets prior to visiting. When you reserve your admission tickets, you can choose from two daily three-hour time frames:

9 a.m. – noon (last entry at 11 a.m.)
Noon – 3 p.m. (last entry at 2 p.m.)

All parking must also be purchased online in advance – this makes it possible for us to better monitor capacity limits and reduce touchpoints for guests and employees.

Reserve your tickets

Admission prices

Adults (ages 13-61) – $9.00
Seniors (ages 62+) – $8.00
Military (all active military personnel) – $8.00
Children (ages 3-12) – $6.50
Children (ages 2 and under) – FREE
Niabi Zoo members – FREE
FunBundle and Zooseum pass holders – FREE


Giraffe feeding – $5.00
Parakeet feeding – $3.00
Domestic animal feeding – $0.50
Koi pond feeding – $0.50
Train ride – $3.75
Carousel ride – $3.50
Zookeeper Chats – FREE

Any passes, including admission, carousel and train, without a marked expiration date will not be accepted and are not transferable. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Tickets for most experiences must be purchased at the front admission gate or at the gift shop and are NOT available at the experience itself. Hours and availability may vary.

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Group rates

Minimum of 20 people and groups MUST preregister 2 weeks in advance to receive discounted pricing.

Adults (ages 13-61) – $8.00
Seniors (ages 62+) – $7.00
Military (all active military personnel) – $7.00
Children (ages 3-12) – $5.50
Children (ages 2 and under) – FREE


Parking fees support continued education and conservation initiatives at the zoo.

Per vehicle – $4.00
Bus/RV – $12.00
Niabi Zoo members – FREE
FunBundle holders – FREE

Zooseum passes are good for free admission, but a $4 parking fee will be collected at the gate.