Zoo Hours

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

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. April – October

 Dinner with the Puffins
August 30 - 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Strictly limited to 30 guests.

The evening includes wine and appetizers beside the Harbor Seal pool and dinner and dessert in a temporary bistro set up next to the Seabirds.

 $75 a person. Includes a $50 donation to the NC Zoo Society to support the North Carolina Zoo's commitment to helping protect puffins in the wild.

Purchase here

Join us for Free Ride Day at the Zoo - Sunday, July 20 Only!

One day only, once your are inside the Zoo, you can visit BIG BUGS, an EPIC Adventure; watch the movie RIO-in 4-D; and ride the Carousel without buying tickets for these special venues. 

Don't miss your chance to enjoy Free Ride Day, July 20 at the NC Zoo.

We've Got a NEW Camp!

NC Zoo and Zoo Society Wild Animal Camp


A camp where rising rising 10th graders through college freshmen can spend two days and one unforgettable night exploring wildlife inside the NC Zoo’s field research camp.

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.

Find out more here!



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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