Zoo Hours

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

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. April – October

Shadow a Veterinarian Returns in March.


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

An unforgettable birthday or anniversary present! Learn more here.


Happy Valentine's Day

Celebrate by adopting a "Whooooo loves, you, baby" owl for your special Valentine.

You'll help the Zoo and make someone happy, too.

Learn more here.

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

NC Zoo Veterinary Camps are Back!

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, so are the NC Zoo's Wild Animal Science Camps! 

Two days and one glorious night learning how the world's great naturalists track, study and work to protect animals living in the wild.

Camp out inside the Zoo and learn from Zoo staff members who travel back and forth inside Africa, North America and other parts of the world as they work to save endangered species living in the wild.

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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