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Kansas City Zoo

Kansas City Zoo
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Type of Attraction
Theme Parks, Zoos, Aquaria
Interests That Apply
Outdoors, Science
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Price: $5-$10
Regular admission prices: $11.50 for adults; $8.50 for children ages 3-11; $10.50 for seniors.
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required
Mobility Assistance Available: Motorized cart
Notes: The zoo is spread out, but you can take a train or tram to various spots within the zoo. The zoo also offers a golf cart tour.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Lunch
Restrooms: Available
Baby Changing Facility: Yes
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Kansas City Zoo

Zoo with Natural Habitat

Expert Pick Family Time Must See

Address: Phone:
6700 Zoo Dr
Swope Park
Kansas City, MO 64132
+1 816 513 5800


Located on over 200 acres in Swope Park, the Kansas City Zoo is home to over 1,000 animals. Visitors can see animals from around the world in exhibits that showcase different species from Australia to Asia to Africa. Highlights here include the indoor tropical rainforest, the Polar Bear Passage exhibition with a 140,000-gallon pool, the 100-acre African plains, and the KidZone offering specialty displays for kids to learn about endangered species. There are a variety of feedings, shows, and events guests can enjoy during their visit to this award-winning zoo.

What you should know before visiting Kansas City Zoo

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 9:30am-4pm, daily.
Notes: The zoo is open until 5pm after May 23rd.
Visit Time: 3hr-Half day(4hr)
Average Wait Time: None
Notes: Inclement weather may close special exhibits, in which case the zoo charges less admission. All ages receive discounted admission on Tuesdays.
Price: $5-$10
Price Notes: Regular admission prices: $11.50 for adults; $8.50 for children ages 3-11; $10.50 for seniors.


Outdoor with some covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: All Ages
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: All Ages
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car
Notes: The zoo is in Swope Park, most easily reached by heading east away from the center of town on 63rd St. The zoo entrance is just past Cleveland Ave. You'll see the sign on the right. If you're coming from I-435, take the 63rd St exit and head west.
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: Free

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