It's a Zoo out there!
Get the kids—and yourself—outdoors for some exercise, education and entertainment at Dickerson Park Zoo.
Learn about more than 500 animals while strolling along 1.2 miles of paved trails in the zoo that's organized geographically by the creatures' continent of origin. "Tropical Asia" features elephants, tigers and siamangs. "Missouri Habitats" features wolves, mountain lions, river otters and black bears. Reptiles in the Ambler Diversity of Life Building.
A walk through the Zoo is relaxing and a great way to get in touch with nature said Joey Powell, public relations/marketing director at the facility.
"It never gets old," Powell said. "It really doesn't."
A highlight is getting face-to-face with giraffes while feeding them snacks. Check out the goats, alpacas and other animals at the petting zoo.
Sometimes you'll hear the lions roar and if you're there in the spring and summer, don't miss the zookeeper chats.
Other features at Dickerson Park Zoo include a children's playground and water feature, Café, gift shop and train ride (seasonal).
The zoo is open year-round except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Check for closures when winter conditions could make trails icy.
|Address||1401 W. Norton Rd., Springfield, MO|
|Hours of Operation||Apr-Sep daily 9am-5pm, regardless of the weather; Oct-Mar daily 10am-4pm, weather permitting|
|Price||$15 for 13 and up; $10 for children ages 3-12; $12 seniors age 60 and older. Group rates are available.|
|Payment Methods||Cash and Credit Card|
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