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North Carolina Zoo

North Carolina Zoo

**TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC**One of the largest attractions in the state, 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 in the “heart” of central North Carolina near the scenic Uwharrie Mountains, the North Carolina Zoo is the world’s largest natural habitat wildlife park. Guests will encounter 1,600 animals along a five-mile walking trail, and also enjoy hiking, paddleboat rides, taking a spin on a gorgeous endangered species carousel, adult and children’s air hike ropes courses, or the views from the Acacia Station Giraffe Deck. Children can learn about the Zoo’s ambassador animals, and splash in a creek or make mud pies at the Kidzone play area. Discover exotic and native butterflies at the 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) | Closed Christmas Day & Thanksgiving Day
AdmissionAdmission charged
Address4401 Zoo Pkwy
Asheboro NC 27205
Phone800-488-0444
336-879-7000
WebsiteNorth Carolina Zoo
Upcoming Events Date / Time
**CANCELED**Eggstravaganza at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, April 11th 2020 - Sunday, April 12th 2020  
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
**CANCELED**Earth Day 50th Anniversary at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, April 18th 2020  
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
**CANCELED**North Carolina Zoo: Strange Tails at Four Saints Brewing Monday, April 27th 2020  
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
**CANCELED**Birds, Blooms, Bees and Butterflies at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, May 9th 2020  
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
AAZK 5K Run Wild Saturday, June 6th 2020  
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Saving Species Across Africa at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, June 13th 2020  
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
North Carolina Zoo presents Strange Tails at Four Saints Brewing Monday, August 3rd 2020  
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saving Species Across North America at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, September 12th 2020  
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
North Carolina Zoo presents Zoo To Do Saturday, September 26th 2020  
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM