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.

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Features Animals
Review Highlights
My Favorite Place

Our whole family loves going to the zoo! It is so amazing to see the animals up close! It is a must... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Amber B
Field Trip!

We had such a great time on our class field trip to the FW Zoo! It is very easy to navigate with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jillp363
via mobile
Read all 1,091 reviews
385
All photos (385)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“log ride”(55 reviews)
“sky ride”(52 reviews)
“train ride”(60 reviews)
About
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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Contact
3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808-1594
Website
+1 260-427-6800
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (1,091)
Filter reviews
1,087 results
Traveler rating
904
154
25
3
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
904
154
25
3
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews log ride sky ride train ride australian adventure pony rides sea lions all ages giraffe feeding family pass different areas merry go round great place to visit whole family well taken care kids love great for kids kids and adults
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,087 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

Zoo had been good in the past . No major issues. food was good at the meal No major issues. enjoyed the time spent.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dawn B
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Dawn for the review. What could we do to make your good GREAT? Opening day is April 27.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Great zoo for young children.Most cities the size of Fort Wayne have nothing like this to offer.They offer a fun night for kid during the Halloween season for kids to dress up and see the animals.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank B3963WTpatrickg
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the 4 star review. Hope you have plans for our 2019 season that opens April 27.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Our whole family loves going to the zoo! It is so amazing to see the animals up close! It is a must if you have kiddos and are going to Fort Wayne!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Amber B
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Amber! I hope you have opening day on your calendar - April 27, 2019! The new monkey island and North American river otter habitats will open!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had such a great time on our class field trip to the FW Zoo! It is very easy to navigate with young children. We were able to see the entire zoo in one visit. All the exhibits were very nice and the kids especially...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jillp363
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am continually surprised at the size and quality of this zoo for being in a smaller city (compared to say Chicago, Indianapolis, etc.) like Fort Wayne. I would say it definitely rivals the zoo in Indy. Plenty of activities for the whole family and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lovamelin
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the 5 star review! Mark your calendar as the 2019 season opens on April 27. There will be many new additions to see this spring.

Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Fort Wayne zoo is one of the best. It has a great flow. You basically circle the whole thing and don’t have to backtrack. Good place to get some exercise in while seeing the animals. Lions, tigers, kangaroos, orangutans, giraffes, and many more!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lynn07141215
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review. We appreciate your endorsement and hope you have plans to come visit this spring and see our all new Monkey Island and North American River Otter habitats.

Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Great family fun. Many sights and really good animal exhibits. I would suggest bringing your own food and drink. Concessions are a little pricey.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kurt B
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Thanks Kurt, we really appreciate your 5 star review. We hope you have April 27th on your calendar - it's Opening Day!

Reviewed January 6, 2019

The Fort Wayne Children’s zoo is a great place for all ages to visit. This is one of few zoos in the United States that truly cares about the education of people in the zoological science. Every visit, I learn something new about the research...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TIgerVee1
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2019

Thank you so very much for the great review! We work hard every day to share our mission with guests and inspiring people to care about animals here at the zoo and world wide. Please mark your calendar for April 27, 2019 - opening day!

Reviewed December 12, 2018

This zoo has everything you could ask for. I am 79 and my great grand daughter is 2. We both love it.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank themorrismansion
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2019

Thanks so much and we agree that kids come in all ages. We hope to see you this spring for our 2019 season!

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

This is such a gem of a Zoo! So many activities geared towards children and it's still interesting for adults to go to on their own.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SheKruz1776
FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2019

Thanks for the great review....we hope you have your calendar marked for April 27, 2019 - it's opening day!

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 45 nearby hotels
TownePlace Suites Fort Wayne North
169 reviews
.63 miles away
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Fort Wayne
832 reviews
1.24 miles away
Magnuson Hotel Fort Wayne North - Coliseum
232 reviews
1.35 miles away
Candlewood Suites Fort Wayne
82 reviews
1.44 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 784 nearby restaurants
Cebollas Mexican Grill
122 reviews
.80 miles away
Pizza King Clara's
72 reviews
.79 miles away
King Gyros
25 reviews
.50 miles away
Don Hall's Restaurant
35 reviews
.93 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 134 nearby attractions
Foellinger Theatre - Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation
38 reviews
.13 miles away
SportONE field house
5 reviews
.65 miles away
Pro Bowl West
7 reviews
.56 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
jrmngm
October 25, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
The zoo officially closed for the season on October 7, 2018. Please plan to visit us again in spring 2019. Have an amazing winter!
0
Votes
JennyVB21
August 7, 2018|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
Children's Zoo has always been a part of our name and we are proud to be called a children's zoo. What that title means to us is viewing windows low enough for little one, hands on animals experiences even the youngest... More
1
Vote
Ali G
July 10, 2018|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
The zoo can be great any day and the guest count tends to be very weather dependent. The nicer the day, the more guests we see. Coming later in the afternoon is always a great time - with our Zoo Comes Alive After Five... More
0
Votes