Hours & Directions


Hours

The Jackson Zoo is open every day except Christmas. We are open from 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m. Ticket sales end at 3:30 p.m. The Zoo is open during inclement weather, and because of the varying needs of the animals, some buildings, or exhibits may close early.

  • The Elephant Cafe is open from 10:00 a.m-3:30 p.m.
  • Discovery Zoo Contact Yard is open from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Splash Pad is open from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May through September

Please note that the Zoo will be closed or closing early on the following dates:

  • April 1st – last ticket sold at 1:30pm, grounds close at 2pm for Zoo Brew
  • May 1st – last ticket sold at 11:30am, grounds close at 12pm for Zoo Blues
  • December 24th – last ticket sold at 1:30pm, grounds close at 2pm for Christmas Eve
  • December 25th – zoo closed for Christmas

Directions

The Jackson Zoo is located at 2918 West Capitol Street in Jackson, MS. The Zoo is easily accessible from I-20, I-220, and I-55.

 

From Madison/Grenada

1. Take I-55 S to Exit 104 for I-220 S

2. Take I-220 S to Exit 2: Capitol Street

3. Continue to the right for Capitol Street

4. At end of ramp, merge left onto Capitol Street, going east

5. Travel approximately 2.5 miles

6. The Jackson Zoo is on left

From Byram/McComb

1. Take I-55 N to Exit 92 C for I-20 W

2. Take I-20 W to Exit 41 for I-220 N

3. From I-220 N, take Exit 2A: Capitol Street

4. Continue onto Capitol Street, going east

5. Travel approximately 2.5 miles

6. The Jackson Zoo is on the left

From Pearl/Meridian

1. Take I-20 W to Exit 41 for I-220 N

2. From I-220 N, take Exit 2A: Capitol Street

3. Continue onto Capitol Street, going east

4. Travel approximately 2.5 miles

5. The Jackson Zoo is on the left

From Greenville/Vicksburg

1. Take I-20 E to Exit 41 for I-220 N

2. From I-220 N, take Exit 2A: Capitol Street

3. Continue onto Capitol Street, going east

4. Travel approximately 2.5 miles

5. The Jackson Zoo is on the left

From the Reservoir/Flowood area

1. Take Lakeland Drive (Hwy 25) west to I-55 S

2. Take 1-55 S and continue on I-20 W/I-55 S

3. Continue on I-20 W

4. Take I-20 W to Exit 41 for I-220 N

5. From I-220 N, take Exit 2A: Capitol Street

6. Continue onto Capitol Street, going east

7. Travel approximately 2.5 miles

8. The Jackson Zoo is on the left

 

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