Group Admission Rates and Procedures
- Group Adults — $11.00
- Group Children (2–12 years) — $9.00
- Group Children (younger than 2) — FREE
Admission rates include entry to both the Zoo and the Botanical Garden. Pets, food, beverages and coolers are not allowed in the park. Riverbanks is a smoke-free facility.
Group rates are not available for Boo at the Zoo or Lights Before Christmas, and group registration is not required for these after-hours events.
PAY IN ADVANCE: For the best admission rate and quicker access to the Zoo, we recommend that groups pay in advance online. Print-at-home tickets will be emailed directly to your group leader, and your group can avoid long lines by going straight to the turnstile.
PAY AT THE GATE: If you plan on paying on the day of your visit, we recommend you make a reservation at least two weeks in advance. While reservations are no longer required, walk-up groups without two-weeks-prior reservations will be required to pay $11.75 (adults) and $9.25 (children).
GROUP ENTRY: All members of your group should plan to arrive (and enter) together. Upon arrival, please have the exact count of the number of children and adults in your group. The total admission fee due for your group must be presented to the ticket booth by one representative in your party. (Check or credit card is preferred. Cash will be accepted in large bills only.)
EXIT AND RE-ENTRY: If you plan to leave the Zoo during your visit, please depart as a group and return as a group by showing your ticket stub or receipt. Individuals from your group will not be allowed back in to the park without proof of purchase.