Zoo FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Can I bring food and beverages to the zoo?

Absolutely! Outside food, drink, and coolers are allowed. For the safety of the animals, you may NOT bring:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Glass containers
  • Grills
  • Straws

Does the zoo close due to the weather?

The zoo is open rain or shine, unless the severity of the weather is so severe is poses a threat to our guests, staff or animals. If we close for a major weather event, we will post the news on our website and our social media accounts. We do not offer rain checks or refunds to due inclement weather.

Are pets allowed at the zoo?

Pets are not allowed at the zoo.

Can I bring a service animal?

Service animals are welcome at Niabi Zoo. Click here to review the Rock Island County Forest Preserve District service animal policy (PDF).

What items are not allowed on zoo grounds?

For the safety of our guests, staff and animals we ask that the following items NOT be brought on zoo grounds:

  • Pets
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Glass containers
  • Straws
  • Grills
  • Laser pointers
  • Skateboards, roller blades, bicycles, or similar
  • Radios/stereos
  • Firearms
  • Knives

Can I smoke at the zoo?

There is no smoking permitted on zoo grounds. You may leave zoo grounds to smoke through the exit gate but must stop at the Wild Things Gift Shop to get a stamp for reentry. You must be 15-feet away from all zoo buildings, exits and entrances while smoking.

Does the zoo have strollers and wheelchairs available?

Yes, we have strollers (single and double), wheelchairs and motor scooters. [Learn more]

What is your policy on power-driven mobility devices?

Click here for more information (PDF).

Do you offer free days?

Yes. Niabi Zoo offers free days on weekdays in September and October. Check our free days schedule for specific dates. [Learn more]

Do you have an ATM?

Yes, there is an ATM located in the administrative building just next to the zoo entry gates.

Do you charge for parking?

Yes. There is a small parking fee that directly benefits conservation initiatives at Niabi Zoo. [Learn more]

How much is admission?

Click here for current ticket pricing.

Can we purchase admission tickets online?

At this time, we do not offer online ticket sales.

Do you offer group rates?

Group discounts are offered to parties of 20 or more.

For more information on pricing click here.

Do you offer a military discount?

Yes, we offer a military discount. Click here for more information on pricing.

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