Spacious animal exhibits, walking paths, playgrounds, picnic areas, and shady avenues are features on over fifty beautifully landscaped acres that make up Lee Richardson Zoo.

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 the 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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