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Hours & Tickets

Washington Park Zoo Hours


April 1 – May 26

Open Daily: 10 am to 4 pm
The last entry is at 3 pm


May 27 – September 3

Mon–Fri: 10 am to 4 pm
Sat–Sun: 10 am to 5 pm
Last entry is 1 hr before closing


September 4 – October 31

Open Daily: 10 am to 4 pm
The last entry is at 3 pm


November 1 – March 31

Closed for the season

General Admission Rates

Adults (12-61 yrs)—
Seniors (62 yrs and up)—
Children (3-11 yrs)—
Children (2 & under)—

*Must present a valid driver's license or state ID for showing a Michigan City address. Discounts are not available on special events such as " Boo at the Zoo. "

Michigan City residents get a $2 discount on all tickets


Parking Information

The Washington Park Zoo shares a parking lot with Lake Michigan Beach, Washington Park, and Oasis Splash Park. There is a separate parking fee for non-sticker holders during the summer season that gives you all-day access to all of these areas.  For more information on parking stickers and fee details please visit:

Plan your next field trip. 
For the health and safety of the animals and guests we do not allow pets, smoking, vaping, outside food, or coolers in the zoo.
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