Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo

4.5510 Votes Currently Closed
  • Address: 800 Stainback Hwy, Hilo, HI 96720, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8089599233
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids, Nature, Bird Watching

The Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo and Garden is one-of-a-kind in every way. The 12 acres’ large zoo is the only one in the whole of United States that is located inside in a rainforest. There are more than 80 species of animals from all over the world on display here, including some endangered ones. There are also 40 different kinds of flora you will find here, some of them being Orchids, Clumping Bamboos and Tropical Rhododendrons. There are lily ponds and varieties of palm trees here, along with gorgeous tropical birds at the bird sanctuary. This place is a tropical haven indeed.

Entrance Ticket Details For Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo

  • Entry is free.

Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo Hours

  • Petting Zoo: Every Saturday 01:30 PM-02:30 PM.

How to Reach Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo

  • Rent a car.
  • Hire a taxi.

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  • Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo Address: 800 Stainback Hwy, Hilo, HI 96720, United States
  • Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo Contact Number: +1-8089599233
  • Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo Timing: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Hilo include Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo in their plan

  • 44.93% of people start their Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

78.57% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo

People normally club together Pu'u 'o'o Trail and Kaumana Caves Co Park while planning their visit to Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo Reviews & Ratings

  • My husband and I went to the zoo to explore the Hawaiian plants, as well as to see the animals. There are lots of birds. I'm not much of a bird person, but the blue macaw was my absolute favorite animal there! What a personality! The zookeepers were friendly and knowledgeable. We got to see the alligators get fed too. That was pretty neat. It was nice to see the zookeepers interact and be playful with the animals.

  • So cute and even if there were no animals the grounds itself is worth your time and the price of admission, which is free. Just a lovely place to take a walk, lots of shade, and the animals seem much more active than in other zoo's I've been to. It's pretty small, so you can see everything in a relatively short amount of time.

  • I just love the naturalness of this zoo. The animals are obviously well kept, the birds are super active, the petting Zoo on Saturdays have more than just you typical goats and ponies. There are many cool places for shade. And in most place you feel like the one in a cage, not the animal. The playground is wonderful with many shaded benches for parents. Honolulu Zoo could learn a lot from this place.

  • Free $! Beautiful and they seem to take good care of the animals- the living spaces were larger then I’m used to seeing and the animals seem alert and active. (sign of health). Loses a star for not having any interpretive staff or any public education staff while I visited. I’d recommend it to anyone who likes animals.

  • Cute little zoo with all the animals you want to see. From tigers to birds this zoo is full of different animals. And to top it off the zoo is free and has a playground for the kids. If your looking for a 2 hour or so adventure with the family or just by yourself, this is a great spot to do so. If you plan to go out and are trying to burn time, again, this is the place to be, I highly recommended this zoo to everyone who drives by it.

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