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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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Address: 3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Phone Number: +1 260-427-6800
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Winner of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award

...and also voted...

Winner of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award

...and also voted Indiana's #1 Summer "Gotta-Do" Attraction in a contest sponsored by the Indiana Office of Tourism & Development.

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is operated by the non-profit Fort Wayne Zoological Society under a cooperative agreement with the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreations Department. The zoo receives no tax funding for operations and operates solely on earned revenue and donations.

Our Mission:

Connecting kids and animals

Strengthening families,

Inspiring people to care.

The zoo is closed for the season. Plan a visit when we reopen for the season on April 25, 2015.

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Very nice zoo 💖👍

I'm from California and it was a great place to go visit and see all the beautiful animals had a great experience 👍💖😁

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Cindy P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm from California and it was a great place to go visit and see all the beautiful animals had a great experience 👍💖😁

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We are from out of state, and went there with family. Everyone loved it. It was way better, and much less expensive than our big major zoo back home. It was clean, the animals seemed well taken care of, and a friendly environment. We loved feeding the giraffes, that was a highlight. There's also a sting ray petting exhibit, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Initially, as an adult, I was put off by the name "Children's Zoo." I was told by word of mouth, however, that this was an excellent zoo for anyone so I decided to stop here on my way home from a trip. This truly is a zoo for everyone. The zoo is actually quite large and has a large amount... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had an amazing time, though like most zoo's the price for food and drinks were a little over the top. I had a fun time exploring the zoo and what it had to offer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently took my 4 year old daughter for the first time to the Fort Wayne Zoo. The prices are low, and the area is very clean considering there are animals free roaming (very exciting for children)! The costs for "extras" are surprisingly reasonable, which allowed me to let my daughter experience more at this zoo than other zoos. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the zoo from out of town. It is a great zoo and very clean! We loved the giraffe exhibit along with the new stingray area. The price is affordable and parking is free. Our only suggestion for improvement would be regarding the children's menu: PB&J and veggie sandwich. (Our son has nut allergies.) We were later informed that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great zoo! Lots of up close and personal opportunities for the kids to see their favorite animals. Better than a lot of bigger city zoos we have visited. Clean zoo. Friendly staff. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is who is impressive considering Fort Wayne is in a large city. We felt this is it was better than ours in Indianapolis. Great for families – interesting exhibits – and easily able to maneuver and get around. Definitely worth the trip!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great zoo close to home. Very pretty, and the whole zoo is an interesting walk instead of straight sidewalks everywhere. My kids and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I only wish the stingrays in the "touch tank" were more accessible. The kids couldn't reach to touch them, and I barely did, soaking my (very sort) shirt sleeve to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Fun for kids of all ages!!! Food is pretty expensive there so we take our own because we have 5 children and can't afford their prices but other than that it's the best zoo around!

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