Before you hear how bored your kids are, get out to Niabi Zoo for a day of animal exploration and family fun.

A visit to the zoo lasts about two hours, depending on the age of the child and how many trips you take on the carrousel and train.

New food options make it easy and more nutritious to have lunch at the zoo.

Insider tip: Come to the zoo right at 10 a.m. to beat the mid-day heat and see the animals in the morning when they are most active. Gates open at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Final admission each day is 4 p.m.

Become a member to beat the summer boredom and get in free for a full year. Click here to see all the great membership perks.


The annual event is back on Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. It's a day just for kids where they can act like a monkey, do fun activities and visit the vendor booths. The event is free for zoo members and regular zoo admission applies. No RSVP required.


Sunday, June 21, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

World Giraffe Day is an initiative of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), celebrating the longest-necked animal, on the longest day of the year.  Niabi is hosting games and activities and offering a chance to win a giraffe encounter.

Public giraffe feedings are 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $4 a person and can be purchased at the front gate or with cash at the giraffe platform.