All of our critters are excited to see you! Please be aware of the following before your visit:
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 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.
PreKritters (ages 3-5)
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 upcoming PreKritters programs here.
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.
Butterfly garden opens: Zoo supporters, along with Mayor Tim Jennings and Director John Wright, cut the ribbon on the Butterfly Garden May 5. The Butterfly Garden opened May 7 to the public. The exhibit repurposes a decades-dormant aviary exhibit and teaches about butterflies and the role of native plants in providing habitats.
Zoo Year in Review
There were many activities and improvements at Spring River Zoo in 2021! Take a look at the zoo's Year in Review Report