Zoo Hours

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Nov. - March

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. April – October

The NC Zoo Society's Exclusive Handcrafted Christmas Ornament is on Sale Now.

This is a limited-edition cougar ornament that was created by North Carolina artist Chris Gabriel.

This is the eight year that Mr. Gabriel has created the Zoo Society's exclusive, collector's Christmas ornament.

Price is $21, including shipping.  Buy here.

  As the Season of Giving Approaches...


...consider supporting the fun and learning at your beloved Zoo by making a donation to Keep the Magic Alive at the NC Zoo Society.

Your gift will help the Zoo protect and sustain its most valuable living assets: the animals that bring joy and learning to the hundreds of thousands of visitors who pass through our gates every year.

Happy Holidays to All!

Donate here.

The NC Zoo's 2015 Veterinary Camps

Explore the Dream of Becoming a Zoo Veterinarian  

The Zoo and Zoo Society are now taking applications for our 2015 Junior and Senior Veterinary Camps.  Junior camps are for rising 7th - 9th graders. Senior camps are for rising 10th grade - college freshmen.

To learn more or to begin the application process, please click here.

Something to Roar About at the NC Zoo


The Zoo's lioness and cubs (count them, there are four!) are on exhibit now in Asheboro.

Prepare to witness some rough and tumble play as these future kings and queens of the beasts mix it up in their expansive habitat.

It looks like it's time to go to the Zoo again! 



Zoo Gift Cards Now Available Online

NC Zoo Gift Cards are accepted for payment at all Zoo gift shops or can be used at the ticket booths to buy admission tickets or memberships.
 Purchase here


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