The Jackson Zoo is open every day except December 25th from 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m., if you want to see the WHOLE ZOO, we encourage you to arrive NO LATER THAN 2 PM. (The zoo is open during inclement weather, but because of the varying needs of the animals, some buildings or exhibits may close early.
We are located at 2918 West Capitol Street, Jackson MS 39209, and the number to Admissions is 601-352-2580 ext 231.
Keeper Chats are scheduled throughout the day, every day, weather permitting.
A Keeper Chat is when one of our professional animal care staff members will come out front and talk to visitors and members about the animals in their care.
10:15 am Start at SPIDER MONKEYS
11:00 am Start at CHIMP ISLAND
1:00 pm DISCOVERY ANIMAL ENCOUNTER at the Gertrude C Ford EDUCATION CENTER DISPLAY HALL
1:45 pm Starting at RED RUFFED LEMURS
2:15 pm Starting at COUGARS
3:00 pm Starting at GIRAFFES
The Splash Pad is open from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. May through September (weather permitting).
Endangered Species Carousel ($2.00 per rider), runs daily 10 am to 3 pm
Livingston Train ($2.00 per rider), runs Thursday – Sunday
- 16 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult while visiting the zoo.
Guests must be respectful of others and abide by all zoo rules and regulations, which are posted at the front. The Jackson Zoo will not tolerate any illegal, unsafe or offensive behavior while visiting our facility. Please help us maintain a quality, family environment for all of our guests by not allowing others to use profanity, by not wearing inappropriate attire while in the park, and by smoking only in designated areas. If you have a safety concern, please bring it to management’s attention immediately.
25 cents of every admission goes directly to animal conservation.