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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
+1 260-427-6800
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Great place to take your children or in our case, grandchildren. Very child friendly with lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jean H
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Columbia City, Indiana
Great place to spend the afternoon

A great place to spend the afternoon. I've been to the San Diego zoo and although they have more... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
betsysipe
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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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.
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3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to take your children or in our case, grandchildren. Very child friendly with lots of things to experience. Giraffes and monkeys are always a favorite.

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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Jean! We hope you have your calendar marked for season opening on April 21, 2018. Feeding the giraffe are always a favorite for all ages.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great place to spend the afternoon. I've been to the San Diego zoo and although they have more animals, the Fort Wayne zoo has better more comfortable looking habitats. It's clean and beautiful. They have different events throughout the day like feeding the giraffes,...More

Thank betsysipe
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so very much for the review. We hope everyone who is in the area will take your advice :) 2018 season opens April 21. Hope to see you this year.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this zoo. A true effort is made to give the animals a safe and friendly living environment. And, the experience from the perspective of the viewer is top-notch. I've been to many zoos across the country. Proud that Fort Wayne's can be considered easily...More

1  Thank Paul K
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Paul - we are committed to providing the very best for the animals in our care. We are starting the count down for the 2018 season opening on April 21. Hope to you this upcoming season.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo is organized into various animal habitats such the Africa, Indiana Family Farm, the Rainforest, etc. There are several small rides and a sky ride through Africa. The Rainforest has some indoor slides of very large insects and butterflies and it opens up into...More

1  Thank drobin6028
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are already getting ready for opening day, April 21. We hope you will join us for our 53rd season!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the zoo for the Tractor Weekend and my son had a great time seeing the variety of John Deere equipment around the zoo supplied by Kenn-Feld Group, a local Deere dealer. He loved climbing up on all the equipment. Also loved the trick or...More

Thank David B
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks David, Wild Zoo Halloween is a kid favorite at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We are really fortunate to have great partners like the Kenn-Feld Group. Mark your calendar for opening day, April 21, 2018.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my children enjoyed a day at the Fort Wayne's Children's Zoo's Halloween event. It was quite cold but that's Indiana weather for you. The kids got treats and got to play games. My only gripe was that there were not more animals to...More

1  Thank nikkitrueblue
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. The Wild Zoo Halloween is always a guest favorite. Many of our Zoo animals have temperature guidelines that force them off exhibit due to our cold evening and daytime temps during this event. When the weather was warm, we actually opened...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Fort Wayne’s Zoo is a great place to visit. It has many different animals, places to rest and eat and kids love all the peacocks running around free.

1  Thank Joan R
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thanks Joan! We really appreciate your review. We hope you have April 21, 2018 on your calendar - it's opening day at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Hope to see this spring.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is an excellent Zoo. Very interactive scenes. A good amount of animals. Takes hours to go thru. It has different Lands, Australia, Africa, Indonesia, etc. I have never went to a zoo that had so much interaction with the animals. Children can feed the...More

1  Thank Bev R
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Bev, Thank you for the nice review. We hope you will mark your calendar for the 2018 season opening on April 21. Hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Great place for families. Beautiful exhibits! Also they have great events like Trick or Treating at the Zoo. Not to mention they have a youth intern program.

Thank Janel B
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Janel, Thanks for the review - mark your calendar for April 21, 2018. It's opening day at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I grew up going to this Zoo. Every year it gets better and better. Was fun seeing people from all over the world and enjoy it.

1  Thank 104jerry
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FortWayneZoo, Public Relations Manager at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thank you for the great review! We love to hear of locals coming back and the zoo being even better than they remembered. We hope you will visit us again when you are in the area. Happy Zoo Year.

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Allison0824
21 October 2017|
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Yes you can always bring water bottles or juice bottles. Hope you enjoyed Wild Zoo Halloween.
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Sandy45822
2 July 2017|
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I find that the animals as a whole are pretty active first thing in the morning and then again late afternoon. Our summer theme is the Zoo comes Alive after 5 - and it's true. Just like many of your pets afternoon means... More
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Karen B
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The cost of admission is $10 for children to age 18 and $14 for adults. We do not have a military discount - we held a military appreciation day on Flag Day, June 14 with free admission for all retired and current... More
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