Zoo Hours

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

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. April – October

OH, NO! It's cold and icy again.

Because the Zoo cares about your safety and the safety of its employees, it has decided
to close to the public again tomorrow.

The closure is intended to avoid problems that visitors or staff might encounter on the Zoo's more than six miles of trails. The Zoo will likely reopen on Sunday.

Stay safe and look out for black ice.


Join the Dino Breakfast Club for a special, before-hours brunch inside Dino World.

The fun starts at 8 a.m. on April 11.

Tickets are on sale now! (We expect this event to sell out quickly. So sign up for the Jurassic Party, now)

Learn more here

Shadow a Veterinarian Returns in March.


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.

Camps for Young Adults Who Want Careers That Let Them Work with Animals!

NC Zoo Veterinary Camps

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.

Learn more here.

Learn more here.

NC Zoo Senior and Junior Wild Animal Science Camps

Two days and one glorious night learning how the world's great conservation heroes go into wilderness to study, protect and save gorillas, lions, chimpanzees and more.

Camp outside inside the Zoo and learn from Zoo staff members who travel around the world to work with biologists, rangers and veterinarians to protect rare and endangered species.

Download Senior Camp brochure (9th grade - college freshmen)

Download Junior Camp brochure (6th - 8th grade)

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


Go Behind the

Scenes at the Zoo

Want to Shadow a
Zoo Veterinarian?

Find Out How!


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