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Welcome
WELCOME TO THE FORT WAYNE CHILDREN'S ZOO eStore.
Kids for Nature Summer Camp

Zoo Explorers (Tuesday and Thursday only)
Price: $43.00
Age 3 with Adult
  • Please, no babies or younger siblings may attend – only registered camper and adult..

Zoo Buddies (Monday, Wednesday and Friday only)
Price: $59.00
Age 4 with Adult
  • Please, no babies or younger siblings may attend – only registered camper and adult.

Animal Alphabet
Price: $99.00
Ages 4 - 5

Number Safari
Price: $99.00
Ages 4 - 5

Who's Who at the Zoo
Price: $159.00
Ages 5 - 6

Movers and Shakers
Price: $159.00
Ages 5 - 6

I Can Fly
Price: $159.00
Ages 5 - 6

Design a Zoo
Price: $159.00
Ages 7 - 8

World Traveler
Price: $159.00
Ages 7 - 8

Positively Predators
Price: $159.00
Ages 7 - 8

Zoo Detective
Price: $159.00
Ages 9 - 10

Survivor
Price: $159.00
Ages 9 - 10

Zoo Artists
Price: $169.00
Ages 8 - 10

Photo Safari
Price: $169.00
Ages 10 - 12

Animal Training 101
Price: $169.00
Ages 11 - 12

Junior Zoo Keeper-(Friday Night sleepover)
Price: $189.00
Ages 11 - 12

 
End of Summer Picnic
Date: Sunday, September 1st

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Menu: Pulled Pork Sandwiches, BBQ Chicken, Soft Drinks, Water, Corn on the Cob, Watermelon, Potato Salad, Potato Chips, Mac & Cheese, Garden Salad, & Strawberry Shortcake.

Zoo admission purchased separately for non-members

End of Summer Picnic
Price: $9.99
Includes one ticket to the End of Summer Picnic. Children one and under eat free. 

 
Packages
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Membership Information

Review the five (5) entry level membership packages below and select the package that best fits your needs.

Click here MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS to review our member benefits. Please note that member benefits are subject to change at any time.

Please use your photo ID for admission to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo until you receive your membership packet. If you are renewing a membership an additional year will be added to your existing plastic membership card. New members will receive their permanent plastic membership card in the mail. An updated travel card and any additional tickets will be included in all membership packets.

***All memberships purchased online take 24 - 48 hours to process. You can come to the zoo on the same day you purchase your membership with your photo ID and order confirmation number.

Family Membership
Price: $129.00
One year of full membership benefits for two named adults living at the same address and their children age 18 and under.

Grandparent Membership
Price: $129.00
One year of full membership benefits for one or two named adults living at the same address and their grandchildren age 18 and under.

Single Parent Membership
Price: $109.00
One year of full membership benefits for one named adult and his/her children aged 18 and under.

Two Adult Membership
Price: $109.00
One year of full membership benefits for two adults or one named adult and one guest.

Adult Membership
Price: $89.00
One year of full membership benefits for one named adult.

 
Membership Plus Package
BEST VALUE! One year with all the benefits of a Membership, PLUS Four one-day admission tickets; one Ride Pass (12 rides, excludes Pony Ride); And free stroller rental.

Click here MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS to review MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS. Please note membership benefits are subject to change at any time.

Please use your photo ID for admission to the Zoo until you receive your membership packet. If you are renewing a membership an additional year will be added to your existing plastic membership card. New members will receive their permanent plastic membership card in the mail. An updated travel card and any additional tickets will be included in all membership packets.

Membership Plus
Price: $219.00
One year of full membership benefits for one or two named adults living at the same address and their children or grandchildren age 18 and under.

 
Supporting Memberships
Review the three (3) SUPPORTING membership levels below and select the package that best fits your desire to support the zoo.

One year with all the benefits of a BasicPlus Membership, a tax deductible gift to the zoo and more.

Click here BASIC MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS to review BASIC MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS. Please note membership benefits are subject to change at any time.

Please use your photo ID for admission to the Zoo until you receive your membership packet. If you are renewing a membership an additional year will be added to your existing plastic membership card. New members will receive their permanent plastic membership card in the mail. An updated travel card and any additional tickets will be included in all membership packets.

Safari Club Membership
Price: $300.00
One year of full membership benefits for one or two named adults living at the same address and their children or grandchildren age 18 and under.
Benefits include BasicPlus items, PLUS an invitation to our exclusive Zoo-B-Q event for Supporting Memberst. $91 of your membership price is considered a charitable gift to the zoo.

Director's Circle Membership
Price: $600.00
One year of full membership benefits for one or two named adults living at the same address and their children or grandchildren age 18 and under.
Benefits include Safari Club level items, PLUS a Behind-the-Scenes tour with zoo personnel. $391 of your membership price is considered a charitable gift to the zoo.

King of the Jungle Membership
Price: $1,200.00
One year of full membership benefits for one or two named adults living at the same address and their children or grandchildren age 18 and under.
Benefits include Director's Circle level items, PLUS an Exclusive Adventure with the Zoo Director. $991 of your membership price is considered a charitable gift to the zoo.

 
Admission

The whole family will enjoy a trip to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo!
Babies age 1 and under and Zoo Members are admitted FREE.
Your admission ticket is good for any day of the regular zoo season.
Tickets are not valid for special events and Wild Zoo Halloween.

Adult Admission Ticket
Price: $15.00
Good for one adult admission aged 19-61 (valid 365 days from purchase date)

Child Admission Ticket
Price: $10.00
Good for one child admission ages 2-18 (valid 365 days from purchase date)

Senior Admission Ticket
Price: $12.00
Good for one senior admission ages 62 & over (valid 365 days from purchase date)
 
Family Wild Nights

Sleep with the Sharks Family Night
 
Your under-the-sea adventure will study all things under the ocean and discover the Zoo after hours. You and your family will sleep in the aquarium gallery. Ages 5 & up with adult.
Age Group

Sleep Under the Stars Family Night
 
Sleep Under the Stars Family Night

You and your family will pitch your own tent and learn about nocturnal animals wihile your family camps out at the Zoo . Ages 5 & up with adult.
Age Group

Fun with the Fishes Preschool Night
 
Parents and preschoolers are invited to have their own fun-filled night in the aquarium gallery! Ages 3-5 with adult.
Age Group

 
Wild Encounters

African Bird Walking Tour Wild Encounter
Price: $59.00

Ever wonder about the birds in the African Journey, how often and what they are fed, what makes each species unique or how they survive in Africa? Your walking tour wild encounter gives you access to our bird keeper as they feed and care for our feathered friends.

Days: Friday-Monday during zoo season.
Times: 2-2:45 p.m. from April 27 - May 24, September 6 - October 6*
4-4:45 p.m. from May 25-September 2*

*Some days may not be available. Please check the calendar for exact date availability.

Cost $59 per person
Ages 5 & up. Maximum group size 4 people.

***Children age 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult who has also purchased a Wild Encounter


Dr. Diversity Wild Encounter
Price: $59.00

Your adventure begins behind the scenes in the Indonesian Dr. Diversity Rain Forest Research Station. You will get to go behind the scenes in the entomology and reptile room to see how zookeepers take care of the Dr. Diversity animals.

Days: Sundays
Time: 11:00 - 11:30 AM
Cost $59 per person
Ages 4 & up. Maximum group size 4 people.

***Children age 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult who has also purchased a Wild Encounter


Stingray Wild Encounter
Price: $39.00



Grab your tray of fish and accompany our aquarists to feed the stingrays. As you hold the food in your hand, the stingrays will swim over and slurp up their lunch! Note for participants with allergies: The stingrays' food includes shellfish.

Days: Saturdays, Sundays and Monday during the zoo season.

Time: 1:00 - 1:30 PM.
Cost: $39 per person.
Ages 6 & up. Maximum group size 4 people.
Meet at the Stingray Bay entrance door
Zoo Admission is not included. To enter the zoo, you must purchase Admission or use your Zoo Membership.

***Children age 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult who has also purchased a Wild Encounter.


Giraffe Wild Encounter
Price: $79.00

Your adventure begins behind the scenes in the giraffe barn, where you'll help keepers create special feeders and watch as the treats are gobbled up! You'll stand toe to toe with these gentle giants.

Days: Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Time: 3:00 - 3:30 PM
Cost $79 per person
Meet at the Giraffe Feeding Platform near the lettuce counter.
Please DO NOT visit the Indiana Family Farm before your Giraffe Wild Encounter. Goats and sheep may carry a virus that can affect giraffes. (It is not harmful to people). You may visit the goats AFTER your Giraffe Wild Encounter.
Ages 5 & up. Maximum group size 6 people.

***Children age 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult who has also purchased a Wild Encounter


Penguin Wild Encounter
Price: $89.00


Step onto the beach and help keepers deliver lunch to the penguins. You'll learn the best way to feed a hungry penguin and get details on the penguins' personalities.
Days: Fridays-Sunday during the zoo season.

Time: 1:15-2:00 PM.
Cost: $89 per person.
Ages 8 & up. Maximum group size 2 people.
Meet at the penguin photo op between the penguin and sea lion exhibits.
Zoo Admission is not included. To enter the zoo, you must purchase Admission or use your Zoo Membership.

**For Penguin VIP, no sandals permitted. Must wear closed toed shoes. Long pants recommended.
***Children age 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult who has also purchased a Wild Encounter.


 
Campaigns
Yes! I am proud to support Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and its mission of connecting kids with animals, strengthening families, and inspiring people to care about the world around them.

Annual Fund
 
Other Amount: $
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Your gift to the annual fund will help support our mission of connecting kids with animals, strengthening families, and inspiring people to care. All donations are unrestricted and will be used to support general zoo operations.

$25 will feed our red pandas for a day
$50 will provide enrichment items for our lions
$100 will help send a child to summer camp
$250 will send our Zoomobile to 4 classrooms
$500 will provide veterinary care for our penguins

Journey to the Heart of the Zoo Campaign
 
Other Amount: $
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Help transform the zoo by supporting our new Journey to the Heart of the Zoo campaign. Gifts will help remodel our Monkey Island, build a new North American river otter exhibit, improve and widen pathways and more!

Make a Gift in Memory or Honor of a Loved One
 
Other Amount: $
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Gifts made in memory or honor of your loved one will leave a lasting impact by connecting kids with animals, strengthening families, and inspiring people to care about our amazing animals and the world around them.
 
Gift Certificates
Gift Certificates make great gifts. They can be redeemed for admission, ride passes or memberships at any ticket booth or at Guest Services all year round.

We'll mail the Gift Certificate to the purchaser so it can be presented to the recipient.

$20 Gift Certificate
Price: $20.00
Great for purchasing a Ride Pass!

$50 Gift Certificate
Price: $50.00
Great for General Admission!

$89 Gift Certificate
Price: $89.00
Great for an Individual Membership purchase!

$109 Gift Certificate
Price: $109.00
Great for purchasing a Single Parent Membership or a Two Adult Membership!

$129 Gift Certificate
Price: $129.00
Great for purchasing a Family or Grandparent Membership!

$219 Gift Certificate
Price: $219.00
Great for purchasing a Basic Plus Membership!

 
Recognition Tile
A way to celebrate or memorialize the loved ones in your life!

4 x 4 (inch) Recognition Tile
Price: $1,000.00
If you are looking for a way to celebrate or memorialize your loved one, consider making a gift toward the purchase of a recognition tile. The tiles are located on the donor wall located in the Australian Adventure Promenade area, near the Z.O.&O. Train Station.

Your gift will support everything you love about the zoo, including operations, education programs, conservation efforts, exhibit enhancements, and amazing animal care.


The donation level to purchase a tile is $1,000. The tiles can be inscribed with a personalized message of up to 4 lines, with 14 characters per line (including spaces). Purchased tiles will remain intact until 2035 (minimum length). The Development Team will work with you to review and approve your tile message.

Valid:   AVAILABLE

 
2019 Orangutan SSP Husbandry Workshop
This workshop is intended to provide up-to-date information about the proper care and management of Orangutans in a variety of settings.

EXTRA Guest Ice Breaker Event Ticket - 8/25
Price: $25.00
Session Ice Breaker: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 7:00PM - 10:00PM   AVAILABLE

EXTRA Guest Banquet & Silent Auction Ticket - 8/27
Price: $35.00
Session Banquet: Tue, Aug 27, 2019 7:00PM - 10:00PM   AVAILABLE

 
2019 Orangutan SSP Husbandry Workshop- SINGLE DAY
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This workshop is intended to provide up-to-date information about the proper care and management of orangutans in a variety of settings.

2019 Orangutan SSP Husbandry Workshop - 8/26 only
Price: $75.00
This registration includes presentations on Monday, August 26 only.
Session 2019:    AVAILABLE

2019 Orangutan SSP Husbandry Workshop - 8/27 only
Price: $95.00
This registration includes activities scheduled for Tuesday, August 27, including:
  • Presentations
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Banquet/Silent Auction
Session 2019:    AVAILABLE

2019 Orangutan SSP Husbandry Workshop - 8/28 only
Price: $75.00
This registration includes activities scheduled for Wednesday, August 28, including:
  • Presentations
  • Zoo Day
Session 2019:    AVAILABLE

 
FEATURED ANIMAL ADOPTIONS

Featured Animal Adoptions (includes plush)

Your purchase will include:

Plush animal (typically 12 in)
Personalized wallet card
Personalized adoption certificate with a photo of your animal
Fact sheet about your animal
Letter from the Zoo Director

$40 of your adoption fee is tax deductible.

Because these packages are individually customized, they are shipped within 3-5 business days after purchase. If you have an immediate need, please contact us at 260-427-2040.


Featured Giraffe Adoption
Price: $50.00
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Adopt a reticulated giraffe for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.


Featured Orangutan Adoption
Price: $50.00
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Adopt a Orangutan for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Featured White Stork Adoption
Price: $50.00
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Adopt a White Stork for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Featured Zebra Shark Adoption
Price: $50.00
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Adopt a Zebra Shark for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Featured Tasmanian Devil Adoption
Price: $50.00
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Adopt a Tasmanian Devil for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Featured Radiated Tortoise Adoption
Price: $50.00
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Adopt a Radiated Tortoise for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Featured Otter Adoption
Price: $50.00
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Adopt an Otter for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Featured Capuchin Adoption
Price: $50.00
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Adopt an Capuchin for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Featured Penguin Adoption
Price: $50.00
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Adopt an African penguin for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Featured Tiger Adoption
Price: $50.00
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Adopt a Sumatran tiger for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Featured Lemur Adoption
Price: $50.00
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Adopt a ring-tailed lemur for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Featured Lion Adoption
Price: $50.00
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Adopt an African lion for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Featured Zebra Adoption
Price: $50.00
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Adopt a zebra for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Featured Red Panda Adoption
Price: $50.00
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Adopt a red panda for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Featured Komodo Dragon Adoption
Price: $50.00
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Adopt a komodo dragon for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

 
CLASSIC ANIMAL ADOPTIONS

Classic Animal Adoptions (no plush included)

Adopt an Animal for $35 and receive digital copies of:

Photo of your animal
Personalized adoption certificate
Fact sheet about your animal
Letter from the director

Your entire $35 adoption fee is tax-deductible.
All materials for your Classic Adoption will be sent to you via email to download and print. If you need assistance with this, please call 260-427-6831.


Classic Giraffe Adoptions
Price: $35.00
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Adopt a reticulated giraffe for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Classic Komodo Dragon Adoption
Price: $35.00
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Adopt a komodo dragon for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Classic Red Panda Adoption
Price: $35.00
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Adopt a red panda for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Classic Lion Adoption
Price: $35.00
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Adopt an African lion for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Classic Orangutan Adoption
Price: $35.00
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Adopt an Orangutan for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Classic Stingray Adoption
Price: $35.00
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Adopt a stingray for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Classic Penguin Adoption
Price: $35.00
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Adopt an African penguin for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Classic Tiger Adoption
Price: $35.00
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Adopt a Sumatran tiger for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Classic White Stork Adoption
Price: $35.00
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Adopt a white stork for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Classic Lemur Adoption
Price: $35.00
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Adopt a ring-tailed lemur for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

Classic Zebra Adoption
Price: $35.00
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Adopt a zebra for yourself or a loved one by clicking the "add to cart" button.

 
Gift Certificates

$89 Gift Certificate
Price: $89.00
Great for an Individual Membership purchase!

$109 Gift Certificate
Price: $109.00
Great for purchasing a Single Parent Membership or a Two Adult Membership!

$129 Gift Certificate
Price: $129.00
Great for purchasing a Family or Grandparent Membership!

$219 Gift Certificate
Price: $219.00
Great for purchasing a Basic Plus Membership!

 
Connecting kids and animals, strengthening families, inspiring people to care.