Visiting the Zoo

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Zoo admission rates

  • Adults (16 and older): Roswell residents $5; non-residents $10 
  • Children (4-15): Roswell residents $2.50; non-residents $3.50 
  • Students (16 and older), Seniors (60 and older), Active Military, Veterans: $3
  • Free admission opportunities
    • Friends of Spring River Zoo members (Browse membership options)
    • The first Saturday of each month (for Roswell residents)
    • Children 3 and under
    • Seniors (60+) every Friday
    • Spring River Zoo Day (July 31)
  • Private tours: One-hour guided tour; $100 during zoo hours, $150 outside zoo hours. Reservation required. See our Group Tours & Field Trips page for information. 
  • Groups and field trips (10 or more): Guided tours $5 per person, unguided tours $2 per person. Reservation required. See our Group Tours & Field Trips page for information.

Zoo policies

All of our critters are excited to see you! Please be aware of the following before your visit:

  • We are only accepting credit/debit card payments for admission. No cash payments will be accepted at this time.
  • No outside food (exceptions for infant formula and bottled water).
  • Do not touch, pet or feed the animals.
  • Check out our awesome gift shop for the latest Spring River Zoo merchandise.
  • Last ticketed entrance is at 3 p.m.
  • The park adjacent to the zoo is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. No arrivals after 3 p.m., please.

Upcoming Events


Seal it with a Fish

Join us on February 18, 2023 at 11am for our next fundraiser called Seal it With a Fish.  Have an ex that broke your heart? Well now you can get a little payback while supporting the zoo.  Buy a fish and name it after your ex.  Your ex's fish will then be fed to our bears.  


PreKritters (ages 3-5)

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Keeper Chats

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PreKritters, a program for children ages 3-5, is being held on the third Friday of every month. We'll have an animal-themed story and craft hour from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Each PreKritters will also include an encounter with one of our educational animals. Cost is $12.60 per child; that price includes tax and admission for the child and one parent (additional tickets may be purchased at the gate). Sign up for the Nov. 18 program at Roswell Connect.

Keeper Chats are back at the Zoo. The chats will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Topics and locations will be shared by Zoo staff on the day of the chat. The program is included with your general admission.

Note: You can sign up for our monthly Zoosletter to be automatically sent details on Zoo programs and projects. Here is a link to our Nov. 1 Zoosletter and the newsletter archive.

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Phone: 575-624-6760
Email: zoo@roswell-nm.gov