Potawatomi Zoo

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  • Address: 500 S Greenlawn Ave, South Bend, IN 46615, USA, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5742359800
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids

Potawatomi Zoo is located in South Bend, Indiana. The zoo is opened in 1902 and spread over 23 acres and is the oldest zoo in Indiana. The south bend zoo features over 400 species of animals like large cats, primates and a few Australian animals. Apart from animal enclosures, the zoo also hosts many educational classes, special events and facility rentals. One attraction at this zoo is the endangered species carousel. This carousel moves to music and features 18 unique, exotic animals, that is hand-crafted and hand-painted by local artisans. The zoo is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm.

Entrance Ticket Details For Potawatomi Zoo

Potawatomi zoo prices

  • Adults: USD 10
  • Child: USd 8
  • potawatomi zoo admission free for members & children 2yrs and under

Potawatomi Zoo Hours

  • Potawatomi zoo timing: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Evening Safari: Family Programs timing:  5:30 pm – 6:30 PM
  • Potawatomi Zoo members picnic timing: 14th July 2018 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Potawatomi Zoo’s meeting room timing - 8 am – 5 (April – November) and 8 am – 4:30 pm (December – March) 
  • Junior Naturalist ZooCamp timing: 9 am - 12 pm OR 1 pm - 4 pm
  • A Future Zoologist ZooCamp timing: 9 am - 3 pm
  • A Wild Ranger ZooCamp price timing: 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tiny Explorers classes timing: 10 am - 11 am

How to Reach Potawatomi Zoo

  • By car
  • By bus : Mishawaka Ave. at IU South Bend bus station and Mishawaka Ave. & Ironwood bus station

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  • Potawatomi Zoo Address: 500 S Greenlawn Ave, South Bend, IN 46615, USA, United States
  • Potawatomi Zoo Contact Number: +1-5742359800
  • Potawatomi Zoo Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Potawatomi Zoo(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Potawatomi Zoo: 02:00 Hrs
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Potawatomi Zoo Reviews & Ratings

  • The Zoo is a nice place to visit with kids, it is a one time must. The areas where respected animals are kept are designed by keeping them in mind. The Flamingos are beautiful I just loved their beauty. If you like a certain specie of animal, you should visit. The staff is really good, they take good care of the animals.

  • I went to this zoo with tempered expectations and was pleasantly surprised. While operating on a limited budget, the zoo has made significant enhancements and improvements over the years, with routine construction occurring. While some areas still have a dated appearance, the zoo is remarkably clean and nothing felt rundown. The exhibits all seemed well taken care of as well. Options for food and drink were very reasonably priced. My largest complaint would be parking. The zoo lot fills up very quickly, and overflow happens on the surrounding streets. I was almost deterred from visiting by this, as from the outside, the day appeared unbearably crowded. I parked on a side street and walked maybe 8 minutes to the entrance. Once inside, my fears disappeared. Plenty of room on the paths to walk at my own pace. Many exhibits I was the sole viewer at times. Definitely a good destination for an inexpensive, couple hour day trip.

  • Great small zoo. Perfect for young families. We have enjoyed several season passes here. Our family always has a great time. The only thing we wish they had was more healthy food options in their food area. No gluten free options. That is just a preference though.

  • Great little zoo with lots of happy animals and family fun. Would have been better if train was running. Also Otter Bar and Round Barn were closed. Lot of renovation happening so I'm sure next year will be better. Kids enjoyed the day.

  • This was a decent sized zoo with many exhibits and descriptions. Was easy to navigate even with my daughter who has trouble walking. The 10 dollar admission made it an easy decision to go.

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  • do you rent carts or wheelchairs for handicapped people?

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    • Yes, free wheelchairs are available for rent at Potawatomi Zoo. 

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  • How much is it to park??

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    • Parking is free, but as the parking lot is smaller, it would be better to reach early.

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  • I would like to plan a day at the zoo with my kids & Grandkids this fall & I was wondering if you could tell me when the zoo closes for the winter!

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    • Hey,

      The zoo is open from 10 AM to 05 PM on all days of the week. 

      Zoo Experiences happen daily at 11 AM and  03 PM between Monday to Friday, and at 11 AM, 12 PM, 02 PM, and 03 PM on Saturdays & Sundays. 

      For more information about the animals at the zoo, please click here

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  • How much is your admission for adults ? How much is general admission for adults?

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    • Ticket prices for Potawatomi Zoo are:

      10 USD for adults and children above 15 years;

      8 USD for children between 3-14 and adults above 62 years; 

      Free for kids aged 2 and below.

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  • How much for this saturday

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    • Potawatomi Zoo ticket prices are as follows -

      For adult and children 15 : USD 10.00 per person

      For members and children of 2 years and under: Free

      For children between 3-14 and adults over the age of 62: USD 8 per person


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