The Lee Richardson zoo sits on 50 beautiful acres, and is truly the jewel of Garden City.

Here you can enjoy lush landscapes, lovely walking and driving paths, playgrounds, picnic areas, and of course, hundreds of exotic and local species of animals.

Whether you’re touring Garden City with family, friends, or solo, the zoo is a wonderful place to spend the day.

Open year round and free to pedestrians, visitors are able to experience giraffes, lions, bears, primates, birds, and many more animals, native and exotic, at a gorgeous facility accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

The Lee Richardson Zoo’s mission is to inspire the conservation of wildlife and wild places. This mission is actively achieved by their support of conservation projects both in the wild and on grounds, as well as cooperative management with other AZA facilities of the world’s most rare and endangered species.

Additionally, the Zoo’s Education Division provides a variety of on and off-site programs which include distance learning, zoo mobiles, camps, classroom presentations, and special events to help inspire and share a passion for wildlife.

Zoo Hours

The zoo is open 7 days a week.

The zoo is closed on Thanksgiving Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Summer Hours

(April 1st to Labor day) 8 AM to 7 PM

Winter Hours

(After Labor Day to March 31st) 8 AM to 5 PM


Admission is free to walk thru$10 vehicle day pass to drive thru
8 am to 6 pm during summer hours or 8 am to 4 pm during winter hours.

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