Kansas City ZooCurrently Closed
- Address: 6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, MO 64132, United States, 64132
- Timings: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8165951234
- Ticket Price: 13 USD
- Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
- Tags: Wildlife Park, Zoo, Family And Kids, Social, Zoos, Aquariums And Wildlife Sanctuaries
Kansas City Zoo - Review
This 202 acre zoo founded in the early 20th century and is a home to 1300 animals. Ranked first in the “African Animals and Exhibits, this is one of the best zoos in USA. The zoo has a variety of species from Africa, Australia and North America. There are also some special transportation services available inside the zoo that includes- Zebra trams, Zoo train ride, Lake Nakuru Boat Ride and African Sky Safari. The kid zone features exciting events daily.
All in all a great place to explore!
Kansas City Zoo Information
- Cafeteria and restaurants are available.
Kansas City Zoo Ticket Prices
- Children and senior citizens have concession fee.
- Different rides have different rates.
- Package deals are available.
How To reach Kansas City Zoo by Public Transport
- Rented car or metro
Restaurants Near Kansas City Zoo
- Tuxedo grill
- Rafiki cafe
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kansas City Zoo
48.63% of people who visit Kansas City include Kansas City Zoo in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
91.67% of people start their Kansas City Zoo visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Kansas City Zoo
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kansas City Zoo
Kansas City Zoo Trips
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Kansas City Zoo, Kansas City Reviews
We had a blast at this zoo. It was clean there were so many animal exhibits and multiple ways to travel throughout the park. Which when traveling with a large party could get a little pricey but when your receive excellent savings at the gate due to attending with residence in the surrounding towns you don't mind so much. Our family especially loved the African sky Safari beautiful day, great to see the animals from high up above. There is also a train, tram,boat and carousel. We enjoyed ourselves so much and the zoo is so large we didn't get to see and do everything, which was a bummer. But we highly recommend this zoo for the price, adventures, wonderful animals and exhibits, friendly employees and cleanliness. Oh and there is a wonderful playground for the kiddies!
Zoo was awesome today! Superhero day and the kids loved it! Being Friends of the Zoo is a must! We were there 30 minutes before regular open time and felt like we had the whole zoo to ourselves. Interacted with keepers and workers and all were pleasant and informative. Great way to spend the day!
Disclaimer: I'm not really a fan of zoos. I don't like seeing animals in the wrong climate for the species and not in their natural habitats. In general, I am opposed to exhibits of wild animals. My children wanted to go so we went and these are my impressions. The zoo is very beautiful with a wide variety of exhibits. Be prepared for a lot of walking! If you don't have a membership, there is a fee for the train (which is merely a ride around), the tram, boat, and sky safari, all of which take you to a destination. You can buy wristbands for all day or pay each time. There are places to eat and get snacks but you can take your lunch and drinks in with you - just be sure to have a comfortable way to have them all day. A wagon is great. Those are all 5 star reasons to go to this zoo. That being said, some of the exhibits are outdated and, frankly, sad. There were quite a few animals there the last time I went who appeared very stressed out and were pacing a lot. Off the top of my head, one of the tigers and one of the sand cats, but there were others. There's a sign that one of the polar bears started pacing and they don't know why. I'm not an expert in polar bears but I'd guess because the bear is stressed out. Probably because it's in Kansas City and not an arctic location. There's part of a primate exhibit (I think the orangutan) that's indoors and small and just depressing. Some of the exhibits look very worn and in need of updating but there is being a lot of money put into new ones, which I don't think is the best way to allocate resources. So you have bright new shiny exhibits like the stingrays and the penguins and then the older exhibits which is quite jarring. Depending on the weather, many animals may not be out. That can include weather that is too hot or too cold or if you go at the wrong time of day, which can be difficult to predict because the weather here can be all over the place. It's not the zoo's fault by any means but it can be a disappointing visit.
Honestly such an amazing experience! Had a great time! The zoo definitely keep you interactive during the visit, and offers things like viewing Sea Lion shows or Elephants getting baths! The zoo has a great layout, so it's hard to miss anything. A great place to take kids, as there is always something to do. Definitely will be going back! Thank you for the fun time!
We had a nice time strolling down the shadowed avenues of the Kansas City Zoo. However, I couldn't help but feel a bit of nostalgia. I remember back when our zoo was a great attraction. Children were educated about animal anatomy, behavior, and dietary habits during school field trips and family excursions! 🦁 There are various vacant enclosures. The Penguin, goat, and tiger 🐯 exhibits are the best ones. We go to remain educated about and immersed in the ephemeral but logical world of our wild earth companions. Unfortunately, we were left still parched for knowledge with an ever widening chasm between man & beast. I remember when my daughter and her friends, during their high school years, worked at the zoo. It was an awesome adventure. My children and I enjoyed watching the human like faces of the gorillas; being in awe of the humble yet majestic elephants, and feeling adoration for the beautiful bears that were the substance of legend and myth! The food is now overpriced, inhabitants are loath to present themselves, and zoological education is a benefit of the not so distant past.