Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

Take a walk on the wild side as you explore the Zoo’s 47-acre, parklike setting.   Go on safari in search of lions, leopards, and zebras, then stop to hand-feed our tower of giraffes!  Discover kangaroos, orangutans, red pandas, tigers, and more on your family adventure.  

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is northeast Indiana’s largest tourist attraction, hosting more than 600,000 guests annually. The Zoo is home to Red Panda Ridge named #6 in USA Today 10Best Zoo Exhibits for 2024. In 2021, the Zoo was voted Visit Indiana’s “Summer Bucket List Top Attraction” and is consistently named one of the nation’s Top Ten Zoos for Kids by national media outlets.

The Zoo is a conservation leader, contributing more than $272,000 annually to local, regional, and international efforts to protect wild animals and habitats. The Zoo cares for more than 1500 animals and participates in 45 cooperative species survival plans and 42 taxon advisory groups.

As a self-supporting facility, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo receives no tax dollars for operations. The Zoo’s operations are funded entirely by earned revenue and donations.

3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN, Indiana, United States 46808