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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
American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) Run Wild 5K Saturday, June 15th 2019  
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Saving Species Across North America Saturday, June 15th 2019  
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saving Species Across Africa at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, September 28th 2019  
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Celebrating Senses at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, October 19th 2019  
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
BOO at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, October 26th 2019 - Sunday, October 27th 2019  
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM