NOT AT FULL OPERATION DUE TO CONTINUING PROJECTS: Through the hard work of the Jackson Zoo staff, the City of Jackson crews, and the amazing JZ Volunteers, the zoo is open to the public five days a week (weather permitting):

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
10 am to 4 pm, with last ticket sold at 3:00 p.m. daily

Ages 13 years old and up: $8.00 each
Ages 2 -12 years: $5.00 each
Under the age of 2 years: Free
Due to reduced prices, no other regular discounts or refunds are available.

$2 TUESDAYS: $2 each person, any age. Tickets can only be used on Tuesday.

Rides on the Endangered Species Carousel are $2 per seat, and Splash Pad is included with admission during the summer season.

Click here for Admission Tickets

*NOTE: Due to current temporary system, credit or debit cards can be used ONLINE ONLY. Window admission sales and gift shop sales are CASH ONLY. 

** Please direct any further questions to Admissions at 601-952-8776 or via email to We apologize for any inconvenience.

Other Guidelines:

  • Dippin’DotsBrick Street Pops, and Hot Diggity Dog concessions will be available near the cafe seating area on weekends and holidays, weather permitting. Pepsi vending machines are also available.
  • No outside food or coolers are allowed inside the zoo, especially inside the Splash Pad. (Bottled water is allowed, but no coolers.)
  • Due to unknown or unexpected animal behavior, only trained and/or certified Service Animals are allowed on zoo grounds. (Please make other arrangements for Therapy or Emotional Support Animals, which are not covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.)
  • The Jackson Zoo is TOBACCO FREE. For the health of our animals, staff, & other guests, there is no area available for smoking, vaping, dipping, or any other tobacco-related activities once inside the zoo admission gates.

See what’s happening next… View the Zoo Calendar

Find your way around on your device… See the Zoo Map

How many animals are at the zoo… Learn about the Animal Collection

We love all animals, but not all animals love each other… Read our Service Animal Policy