General Information

Todays Hours: 9am - 5pm


Adults & Teens


Children (3-12)




2 & Younger


Visit Dickerson Park Zoo and you’re off on an adventure of discovery. You’ll see and learn about animals from around the world; and just by visiting, you’re already playing a part in the zoo’s mission to protect animals in our care and worldwide.


  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, November–February (closed if walkways are covered with ice or snow)
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, March–October including all summer holidays.
  • Guests may stay in the park for one hour after the admission gate closes.

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Pets are not allowed inside Dickerson Park Zoo. Service dogs assisting individuals with disabilities are permitted.


Cash, local checks and credit cards (VISA, Mastercard and Discover) accepted

  • Adults and teenagers – $19
  • Children (age 3-12) – $14
  • 60+  – $16 (discounted admission)
  • Children age 2 and younger and Friends of the Zoo members are admitted free.

School and group discounts apply to groups with 15 or more paying adult/teen or child admission. To receive the group rate, the group must pay in one single transaction. Guests may not pay individually and receive the group discount.

  • Group Adult/Teen – $9
  • Group Child – $7

Military Discount

$14 for adults and teens; $9 for children. Military discount for an active or retired military individual and up to three additional guests. General admission rates apply for additional family members. Valid military identification MUST be presented at admission gate to receive discount. Discount may not be combined with other offers.

Food & Drink

Large coolers and lunches are not allowed in Dickerson Park Zoo. You may bring a water bottle, small cooler or backpack and snacks. Please, no glass. Lunch items, such as burgers, hot dogs, pizza, chicken tenders, etc., and snacks are available in the Bush Country Cafe.

You may use your receipt, from that day, for readmission, if you wish to eat a picnic lunch outside the zoo.

Stroller Rentals


  • Single Stroller – $8
  • Double Stroller – $10

You are welcome to bring your own stroller or wagon to use in the zoo.



  • Electric Convenience Vehicles – $30 per day* (electric wheelchairs).
  • Manual wheelchairs $10

*A driver’s license is required as a deposit.

Parking Guidlines

Parking in the zoo’s lot (immediately in front of the zoo) is free. Please note, there may be a fee to park in lots owned by Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Visiting the zoo on a school field trip? Here’s information you need to help plan your trip!

Field Trip FAQs

Group Admission Form