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About the Zoo
4001 E. Paisano El Paso, TX 79905-4223
915-521-1850 • Open daily at 9:30 a.m.


Locally recognized as the Best Place to Take the Kiddos, the El Paso Zoo sits on 35 acres of fun and adventure. Bigger and better than ever, the El Paso Zoo is an expansive green space that is home to exotic animals from around the world and features family attractions such as the African Star train and the Hunt Family Desert Spring. Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), the El Paso Zoo celebrates the value of animals and natural resources and creates opportunities for people to rediscover their connection to nature. For more information, visit elpasozoo.org. For news and exclusive content, follow us on Facebookand YouTube..

The El Paso Zoo is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums(AZA). AZA envisions a world where all people respect, value, and conserve animals and nature. Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for yourself, and a better future for all living things. With more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation.
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Hours and Admissions   Click Here for Map & Directions

The Zoo is open daily at 9:30 a.m.
The Ticket Booth closes at 4:00 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 to September 6 the Ticket Booth closes at 5:00 p.m.

The Safari Outfitters Giftshop is open daily at 9:30 a.m.
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The Passport Cafe is open daily at 9:30 a.m.

The Grasslands Cafe is open daily in the summer at 10:00 a.m. Seasonal hours apply during the rest of the season.

El Paso Zoo 2014-2015 Holiday Schedule
The El Paso Zoo will be closed on the following days during the holidays:
Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1.

During the holidays the Zoo will be open regular winter hours (tickets sold 9:30a.m. to 4p.m.the zoo grounds close at 5p.m.) except for an early closure on Christmas Eve (last tickets sold at Noon, grounds close at 1:00) and closed all day Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Winter Hours of Operation
Sunday through Saturday
Admission Gate Hours
9:30a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Summer Hours of Operation
June 4 to Labor Day
Admission Gate Hours
Mon-Fri 9:30am - 4:00pm
Sat-Sun 9:30am - 5:00pm

Advance tickets are available for sale at the Zoo's ticket booth. Zoo tickets make great gifts any time of the year and also work nicely as employee incentive awards.

For more information call 521-1850 or email elpasozoo@elpasotexas.gov.
For volunteering information cick here.

Admission
Ages 2 & under .................................Free
Ages 3 to 12 .....................................$6.00
Ages 13 to 59..................................$10.00
Active Duty Military and
Spouse with ID............................$7.50
Ages 60 & over ................................$7.50
Zoological Society Members .............Free

Learn more about Zoological Society Membership

Group Reservations
Adult Chaperones......................................$7.50
Students.......................................................$5.00

Important Zoo Policies and Procedures
Please read through the following El Paso Zoo policies and procedures:

Do not bring radios, tape or CD players, roller-blades, roller-skates, skateboards, scooters, bicycles or balls onto the El Paso Zoo grounds.

Pets are not allowed on El Paso Zoo grounds. If service animals are planned to be part of the group, please let the Zoo know in advance by calling 915-521-1850.

The El Paso Zoo reserves the right to escort disruptive individuals from the Zoo grounds.

Profanity, vulgar language, obscene gestures, and disruptive, rowdy behavior are not permitted. Kindly limit cell phone use to common areas away from animal exhibits or other guests.

Walk, DO NOT run.  Pick up after your group. Quietly enjoy your visit and respect those around you.Smoking, alcohol, drugs and weapons are strictly prohibited. Use public pathways, do not trample plants or flowers, nor cross barriers. Do not bring glass containers or balloons into the El Paso Zoo.

For safety of all guests
- No sitting, climbing on or hanging on the fences, walls or trees.If you touch education animals as part of an animal encounter program on zoo grounds, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth and wash your hands, especially before eating.For the safety of the animals - Do not feed or tease El Paso Zoo animals including wild animals like pigeons and squirrels.  Please do not enter restricted areas or hold doors open when entering or leaving the Americas Aviary.

Education Programs

Scheduled Animal Encounters and Training Programs are listed in the zoo map insert. Sea Lion presentations are cancelled until further notice. Daily Programs include Galapagos Tortoise Training (10:30am), Asian Elephant Training (noon) and Ocelot Training (2:30pm). Other Animal Encounters are scheduled at various times and days during the week including Raptor presentations with either a Golden Eagle or Harris Hawk, Lion Training programs and Giraffe Encounters. Giraffe Encounters where you get to feed a giraffe are at 11:00am and 2:30pm and require a $2 token available just outside the Kalahari Research Station. These encounters plus Lion Training presentations at 11:45am are scheduled Saturday and Sundays. From June 4 to through Labor Day, Giraffe Encounters and Lion Training Programs are scheduled Wednesdays to Sundays. Check your map insert when you arrive for times and locations. Because our exhibits are always changing some animals may not be on exhibit when you come to the Zoo. All presentations are subject to cancellation without notice.


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El Paso Zoo's Mission
Our mission is to celebrate the value of animals and natural resources and to create opportunities for people to rediscover their connection to nature.