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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.

Hours due to COVID-19

Niabi is open with restrictions as it is following the State of Illinois phase 4 guidelines for zoos.

To meet capacity requirements, all guests, including Zoo Members and Zooseum passholders, must 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.) Must exit by 12 p.m.
Noon – 3 p.m. (last entry at 2 p.m.) Must exit by 3 p.m.

All parking and experience tickets 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.

Fall Schedule

Starting September 14th-November 1st (last day of the season)

We will be closed on Mondays and open Tuesday-Sunday during the above hours.

Free Day Schedule

October 20-23

October 27-30

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


Parking passes must be purchased on-line while reserving admission tickets. 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 receive free admission, but must still purchase a parking pass on-line while reserving admission tickets.


Experiences have limited capacity due to COVID 19 social distancing requirements and may sell out. Tickets for all experiences must be purchased on-line prior to arriving at the experience.

Giraffe feeding – $6.00
Koi pond feeding – $1/bag
Train ride – $3.75
Carousel ride – $3.50

Not available due to the pandemic

Parakeet feeding – $3.00
Domestic animal feeding – $0.50
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.

Hours and availability may vary.

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Group Admission

Currently unavailable due to the pandemic

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