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North Carolina Zoo

North Carolina Zoo

Reserved tickets and timed admission only, in this reopening phase

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
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
North Carolina Zoo presents Strange Tails at Four Saints Brewing Monday, October 12th 2020  
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
BOO at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, October 24th 2020 - Sunday, October 25th 2020  
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
North Carolina Zoo presents Believe in the Magic of the Season Saturday, December 5th 2020  
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
North Carolina Zoo presents Believe in the Magic of the Season Sunday, December 6th 2020  
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
North Carolina Zoo presents Believe in the Magic of the Season Saturday, December 12th 2020  
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
North Carolina Zoo presents Believe in the Magic of the Season Sunday, December 13th 2020  
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM