Zoo Hours

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

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. April – October

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.

And, we offer camps for students who want to become field researchers.


In this camp, young adults  spend two days and one unforgettable night exploring wildlife inside the NC Zoo.

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.

Learn more 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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