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North Carolina Zoo

North Carolina Zoo

The North Carolina Zoo delivers fun for family and friends from exciting animal encounters to enchanting outdoor art and is considered an International leader in animal conservation. Situated near the scenic Uwharrie Mountains, the North Carolina Zoo is the world's largest zoo. Visitors can get up close and personal with elephants, rhinos, ostriches, and more on the magnificent 100-foot immersion walkway at the Watani Grassland Reserve, or by jumping on board a ZooFari vehicle for an exclusive tour of this 40-acre habitat. Families can also enjoy hiking trails, an adventurous Air Hike ropes and obstacles course, chill out at the Rocky Coast and take in the cool wonders of arctic polar bears, or check out the view from above at the Acacia Station Giraffe Deck.

Hours of OperationDaily, 9 am - 5 pm (Apr - Oct); Daily, 9 am - 4 pm (Nov - Mar)
AdmissionAdults, $15; Children(3-12), $11; Seniors(62+), $13
Address4401 Zoo Pkwy
Asheboro NC 27205
Phone800-488-0444
336-879-7000
WebsiteNorth Carolina Zoo
Additional InfoDownload NC Zoo Brochure
Upcoming Events Date / Time
Eggstravaganza at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, March 31st 2018 - Sunday, April 1st 2018  
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Earth Day Celebration at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, April 21st 2018  
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saving Species Across North America at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, May 5th 2018  
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Birds, Blooms, Bees and Butterflies at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, May 12th 2018  
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Kidz Palooza at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, May 19th 2018  
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM