Zoo Hours

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

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. April – October

We are Taking 2016 Camp Applications Now

Start applying to the NC Zoo & Zoo Society's Veterinary Camp or Wild Animal Science Camp today.

Just click on the camp of your choice to learn more and to begin the application process.

 Amazing Gifts for Friends and Family

  Meet & Feed the Animals  Adopt an Animal  Decorate a Tree
  Shadow a Zoo Veterinarian  
  Give a Year-long Membership
Go to Camp: Veterinary or Wild Animal Science

Help the NC Zoo Stop Poachers in Their Tracks!


The NC Zoo is working with the Wildlife Conservation Society and several other conservation groups to protect wildlife from poachers.

You can support this work by voting for our project as part of the People’s Choice Award for the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge.

To make a difference click here and vote today:



Handsome, New Gorilla Spotted Inside the NC Zoo.

The NC Zoo's refurbished gorilla exhibit reopened on August 27. Mosuba, an impressive silverback male is one of three new gorillas in the Zoo troop.  He can be seen keeping company with the Zoo's old-time troop members, including two youngsters, Bomassa and Apollo, and two other recently-arrived gorillas, Rosie and her six-year-old grandson, Hadari.

Come seem them. It'll be more fun than a barrel full of apes!

NC Zoo Society 2015 Collector's Christmas Ornament Available Now. 

Another collector's ornament from local artist Chris Gabriel. This limited addition piece is available for $24.95. This price includes your member discount and shipping. Purchase here.

Shadow a Veterinarian

Spend Your Morning making rounds, behind the scenes,

with a Zoo Veterinarian.

Find out how you and a friend can go behind the scenes with Senior Veterinarian Dr. Jb Minter to learn how the veterinary staff provides medical care to the Zoo's animals. 

An unforgettable birthday or anniversary present!  Learn 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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