We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 894 West Belmont Avenue, Fresno, CA 93728
Phone Number: (559) 498-5910
Website
Today
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 321 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 187
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Great Place

I had an annual pass for two years and we just recently decided not to renew purely because we don't have as much time to go. My daughter has absolutely loved this zoo. We have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Wearytraver
Add Photo Write a Review

321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
76 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

this zoo has really struggled over the last few years, it was kinda sad going to the zoo and see the animals just laying around. BUT over the last few month they have really been working on inproving the zoo, bring in new areas and fixing things up.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I had an annual pass for two years and we just recently decided not to renew purely because we don't have as much time to go. My daughter has absolutely loved this zoo. We have always gone on New Year's Day and the day before school starts and we've always had a wonderful experience. My daughter and I most enjoy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fresno, Ca.
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great place to take the kids or for a different kind of first date. With the kids it's best to go mid-morning, especially during the summer when the heat can drive the animals indoors. Also, if you want you can take the kids to Storyland and Playland, which are next door to the zoo. At the zoo, don't miss feeding... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tulare, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The park was dirty overgrown grass and the place was undiserable and not worth visiting. I was so upset and my grandchild just wanted to play so he had no idea that we were at a dumping ground.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fresno CA
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Chaffee Zoo is a nice thing to do for children in Fresno. The most exciting part is the bengals tigers show. The parents of theses tigers were brought from Aisa and they gave birth to many cups. The reptiles are also worth watching.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fresno, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have been taking my grandkids to the zoo for several years. They love it. Not is easy to get around, there is a good amount of shade, although summer visits can still be quite warm. The animals seem to be well cared for, although I have no actual experience in caring for animals. You can rent a stroller or... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fresno, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A great day for the kids! They have spent lots of time and money with new renovations! Fun for the whole family!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clovis, California
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The exhibits at this zoo are very informative and well kept. It has many docents doing interpretations throughout the day. It's best visited when the weather is nice. The animals seemed to be more alert at the beginning of the day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fresno, Ca
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Incredible new exhibit at the Chaffee Zoo! I remember when the sea lions were in a little pool somewhere near the Flamingos back in the day. Now, they have their own private little "CARMEL", with a window view for both the visitors and the Sea Lions. They love to show off! I was at a private dinner party, and sat... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It's a great zoo for a reasonable price. We even got a deal where we got to feed the sting rays and the giraffes! It was very fun for me and the kids.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Fresno Chaffee Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fresno Chaffee Zoo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?