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North Carolina Zoo

North Carolina Zoo

The North Carolina Zoo is a destination for all ages in 2019! From adorable baby rhinos to a stunning Zoofari experience, among the free roaming animals of the 40-acre Watani grasslands, the Zoo is a place of conservation, education, and fun in the Heart of North Carolina. Guests will encounter 1,600 animals along a five-mile walking trail, enchanting outdoor art, and learn about the Zoo’s efforts to serve as a leader in international animal conservation. Located near the historic Uwharrie Mountains, the North Carolina Zoo features natural habitats and is the world’s largest zoo. Guests can also enjoy hiking, the paddleboats, taking a spin on a gorgeous endangered species carousel, the Air Hike Ropes Course or the hike course for smaller tikes (new in 2019), or checking out the views from the Acacia Station Giraffe Deck. Children can learn about the Zoo’s ambassador animals, splash in a creek or make mud pies at the Kidzone play area. Discover exotic and native butterflies at the new walk-through butterfly habitat. Whether elephants or ostriches, polar bears or puffins animals of all kinds call the North Carolina Zoo home!

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
Upcoming Events Date / Time
The North Carolina Zoo presents Believe in the Magic of the Season Saturday, December 14th 2019  
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The North Carolina Zoo presents Believe in the Magic of the Season Sunday, December 15th 2019  
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The North Carolina Zoo presents Believe in the Magic of the Season Friday, December 20th 2019  
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The North Carolina Zoo presents Believe in the Magic of the Season Saturday, December 21st 2019  
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The North Carolina Zoo presents Strange Tails at Four Saints Brewing Monday, January 27th 2020  
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Eggstravaganza at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, April 11th 2020 - Sunday, April 12th 2020  
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Earth Day 50th Anniversary at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, April 18th 2020  
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Birds, Blooms, Bees and Butterflies at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, May 9th 2020  
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM