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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 zoo, well marked, wide walkways/paths. Well educated staff willing to share their knowledge... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
Debbie0512
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Houston, Ohio
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Wonderful zoo!!! Australian Adventure has been updated and is awesome!! Be sure to experience the... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
renee s
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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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“train ride” (58 reviews)
“sky ride” (48 reviews)
“log ride” (48 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
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+1 260-427-6800
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Great zoo, well marked, wide walkways/paths. Well educated staff willing to share their knowledge. Love the trees and misting stations.

1  Thank Debbie0512
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful zoo!!! Australian Adventure has been updated and is awesome!! Be sure to experience the stingrays! Many interactive exhibits for children. Learn something new each visit.

1  Thank renee s
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We went to the Zoo this morning, the temperature was high and heat index was near 100. The zoo was immaculate, the exhibits are clean and well thought out, strolling through this zoo is very pleasant, it is laid out well and the kids absolutely...More

1  Thank brenda d
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is one of the best in the country in my opinion. They have a log ride, train ride, ponies, and a sky lift. Definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank tjbenmil
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I had some time to kill before my flight, so I popped by the zoo. This is a nice size - large enough for a good variety of animals, yet compact enough to cover in a couple of hours. A stingray tank, lots of monkeys,...More

1  Thank mmgsc100
FortWayneZoo, Guest Service Supervisor at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We are so happy to hear that you were able to stop by and see our zoo while you were in town. Not only do we have animals from all over the world, but...More

Reviewed 9 August 2016

WE love the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. It is by far the best we've been to. Love the new Austrian Adventure. The African walk thru is very nice. We are going back this weekend if it doesn't rain. I believe we visit at least twice...More

1  Thank DallasCowboys22
FortWayneZoo, Guest Service Supervisor at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Thank you so much for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We are so happy to hear that you love the new aspects of our Australian Adventure. We look forward to seeing you again here at the zoo.

Reviewed 6 August 2016

Giraffes were unbelievable. You get to feed them. You buy lettuce for a $1 per leaf and you feed the giraffes - what an experience! Break the lettuce in half or in thirds to get more bang for your buck!More

1  Thank robert s
FortWayneZoo, Guest Service Supervisor at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Thank you for your review of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We are so glad to hear that you had an unbelievable time feeding our Giraffes. Next time try and catch our sea lion feeding show at 11am and 3pm each day. It's another great...More

Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

It had a new exhibit that opened this year, that was really nice!! You get to touch a stingray! That was awesome! You can also buy lettuce and feed the giraffes! That was awesome too!! We took the train ride and that was disappointing. You...More

Thank FaithShelly
FortWayneZoo, Guest Service Supervisor at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Thank you for your feedback regarding the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed touching the stingrays and feeding the giraffes. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with our train ride. Next time, try our newly...More

Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is always changing and evolving. This is a family tradition to attend yearly to see the variety of animals and attractions that the zoo has to offer.More

2  Thank clross83
FortWayneZoo, Guest Service Supervisor at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Thank you for your review and for making the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo part of your family tradition. This season we revealed the final phase of our three-phase renovation of the Australian Adventure. We are so glad that you were able to enjoy the new...More

Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Eight of us went here for the first time and it was great. The 4 kids are seven years old and they were so engaged with the many interactive exhibits i.e. the aquarium and feeding the giraffes and petting the sea rays. The carousel is...More

2  Thank M4G8
FortWayneZoo, Guest Service Supervisor at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Thank you for reviewing the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We are so happy you had a wonderful first visit to our zoo. We try to make each visit educational as well as fun for the whole family. There are many places at the Fort Wayne...More

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Sandy45822
2 July 2017|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
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
27 June 2017|
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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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pattythomas53
17 June 2017|
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Response from FortWayneZoo | Property representative |
No we don't rent electric carts at the zoo. You can have one delivered and we will hold it for your arrival if you rent one elsewhere. We do have regular wheelchairs available on a first come first serve basis free of... More
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