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The Jackson Zoo

#11 of 54 things to do in Jackson Features Animals
2918 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39209-4236
+1 601-352-2580
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Nice day to spend the day

I loved this zoo. There is even little tunnels the kids, and smaller adults can go through to get a... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2016
JenniAnderson77
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Boca Raton, Florida
Fun place for kids

Not a big zoo, but nice to spend a few hours communing with nature and learning about the animals... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2016
Shea Y
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Katy, Texas, United States
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Enjoy a day of fun for the entire family at this zoo that houses large cats, monkeys and more than 250 other types of animals, including a contact yard for barn animals. Kids can take a ride on a real carousel, the whole family can enjoy miniature train, plus gift shop, and concessions.
  • Excellent12%
  • Very good33%
  • Average29%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible17%
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“train ride” (17 reviews)
“splash pad” (15 reviews)
“great zoo” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2918 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39209-4236
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+1 601-352-2580
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Reviewed 23 January 2016

I loved this zoo. There is even little tunnels the kids, and smaller adults can go through to get a peek inside the enclosures. All and all a nice place.

2  Thank JenniAnderson77
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2016

Thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed visiting with us, and hope to see you again soon! In the meantime stay connected with us for animal updates, events, pictures and more! (Facebook-JacksonZoo / Instagram-JacksonZoo / Twitter-Jackson_Zoo).

Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Not a big zoo, but nice to spend a few hours communing with nature and learning about the animals! It was not crowded and pretty. Good to see they had exhibits without fences and the animals were active and they had keepers answering questions, very...More

1  Thank Shea Y
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2016

Thanks for visiting with us and sharing your feedback. We are glad to hear you had a nice day visiting with us. We hope you are able to visit again in the Spring and Summer as we have fun and educational events that take place...More

Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

The zoo has gone down. Only a few animals and you can see them within a few minutes of walking in a circle. The grounds were not well kept and there were one or two animals per exhibit. No elephants. I didn't see concession stands...More

2  Thank Tanjuer H
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2016

Thank you for visiting with us. During the winter months, we use the slower season to regroup and prepare for the busy season. This means necessary repairs and renovations take place during this time, and sometimes animals are not out due to these projects. We...More

Reviewed 15 December 2015

I went to the Jackson Zoo for a relaxing day and to enjoy some of nature's creatures. As I walked through the zoo many of the habitats were empty. I mean literally empty with nothing in them at all. There were very few animals at...More

Thank Randy W
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2015

Thanks for your feedback. The majority of exhibits do have animals in them, there are a few that are in the process of being moved to a new space or are having necessary maintenance during the slower season. Concessions are open March-November, and are limited...More

Reviewed 15 December 2015

The Jakson zoo should be moved to the old Smith Wills stadium to be in proximity to the Natural Science and MS Children's Museum. Plus, close to Mayes Lake or on/around this Lake with Riverboat cruises or something. The animals appear sad as the area...More

1  Thank QueenofMS
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2015

Thank you for your feedback. The zoo is undergoing a master plan process to revamp the entire zoo for a better visitor experience. We will not be relocating the zoo to a new location, as this would cost a very large sum of money that...More

Reviewed 7 September 2015

We always enjoy our trips to the zoo. It's not the biggest in the world, but it's very affordable, and is a great way to spend a day, especially in fall or spring when the weather is nice. We enjoy it so much, we recently...More

1  Thank Cydney F
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2015

Thanks for joining the Jackson Zoo family! We appreciate your support of our zoo and hope you have many great visits with us in the upcoming year! We hope you stay connected with us on Facebook (@TheJacksonZoo), Twitter (@Jackson_Zoo), and Instagram (@JacksonZoo) for the latest...More

Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Visited the zoo on a Sunday to kill some time. It was few families, few staff, and few animals. I did however like the fact that some exhibits you could observe relatively close. Some of the info placards were ruin and hard to read because...More

Thank Nolagemini
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2015

Thanks for your feedback and visiting the Jackson Zoo. Our zoo is different from other zoos across the country, but our prideful niche is being able to offer quality animal care, education and recreation in a serene park full of history and southern charm. We...More

Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Fright nights are THE BEST! This has been a classic Halloween tradition for years for me as a kid, and now as an adult!More

Thank J&M H
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2015

Thanks for your review! We have renamed our Halloween event Boo at the Zoo, which will be Oct. 23 & Oct. 24 this year from 5-8p. It's a family fun event with something for all ages. We have several candy stations spread throughout the zoo,...More

Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

The Zoo has fallen on hard times since I was a child, and its very disheartening. I'm always expecting not too see animal exhibits and I was not disappointed this time. Every other, other cage was empty. There's no livelihood, no energy, no people. Just...More

Thank Waynetta W
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2015

Thanks for your feedback. We do apologize for your unpleasant experience. There are 1-2 vacant exhibits at this time, while we are making renovations and additions to the zoo. It is possible that the animals were hidden in a cool spot during the really hot...More

Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We had a really nice day here at the zoo. I've been taking day trips to this zoo for over 20 years now. My sister lived here for a time and when visiting her would take my niece and nephew and am now taking my...More

4  Thank Hola624
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2015

Thank you for your feedback! We really enjoy receiving feedback from guests when they have an enjoyable experience and interaction with our staff. Brenda is a great zoo keeper and does have a lot of animal knowledge, so glad y'all were able to talk with...More

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judajane
Can you bring your own food and drinks?
23 March 2017|
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Response from zoolady3 | Property representative |
Hey JudaJane! If you bring your own snacks, you can enjoy them at Livingston Park (run by the City of Jackson) directly across from our Admissions entrance, where our train is. They have picnic tables set out, and we just... More
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kayjaypea
Are visitors allowed to bring wagons in for toddlers to use?
23 March 2016|
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Response from zoolady3 | Property representative |
Wagons and strollers are welcome, but we do also have some for rental.
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What hours r u open and what r the hours are u open on the weekends. And how much do it cost per person.
2 April 2015|
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Response from zoolady3 | Property representative |
Yes hours are 9-4 pm daily. Tickets are $9.25 adults & $6.75 children. Please visit our website for more information jacksonzoo . org Zoo Brew has been rescheduled to Friday May 1, due to inclement weather. Information can... More
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