Zoo Hours

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

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. April – October

NC Zoo and Zoo Society Field Research Camp

After our successful, first-ever field research camp in August, the NC Zoo and Zoo Society are excited to offer a second camp in October 2014. This camp will run from October 18 to 19. 


Our field research camp allows young adults to spend two days and one unforgettable night exploring wildlife inside the NC Zoo’s field research arena.

Campers will engage in the same activities that guide the Zoo’s field biologists when they travel into wilderness to study and protect free-ranging elephants, gorillas, salamanders and more.

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It is Almost Time!

Zoo To Do 2014 is happening September 6.

It is one of the oldest and one of the most cherished traditional events at the NC Zoo.

We dine, we dance and we donate to keep the magic alive at the NC Zoo.

Tickets are available now, but in short supply.  Learn more


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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