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The Zoo is fully open and reservations are no longer needed.

ATTENTION: North Carolina Zoo Society Members,

Please go to the Members-only Express Entry ticket booth for quick and easy access to the Zoo. These booths are on the far left when you approach the Zoo from the parking lots.
To enter the Zoo as a member, you must present a Picture Identification Card with your North Carolina Zoo Society membership card.

Planning to join online? Good news! You can use your email receipt and a picture ID to enter the Zoo as a member until your card arrives.

COVID Protocols Currently in Place

The Zoo no longer requires guests to wear masks in public areas inside the Park.
Guests participating in behind-the-scenes tours and veterinary camps are still required to wear masks in non-public areas. For the latest news concerning COVID restrictions, please visit the North Carolina Zoo's website at https://www.nczoo.org .
The Zoo has resumed its normal winter operating hours. Gates open to admit guests daily at 9 a.m. (except for inclement weather) and the entry gates close at 3 p.m. The Zoo closes to guests at 4 p.m.  Summer operating hours will go into effect at the end of March.


NC Zoo Society News & Events

2022 Holiday Ornament

2022 Exclusive Zoo Society Tree Ornament¬† (Currently Out of Stock – On Reorder) This year’s ornament celebrates the season with … Read More

Amazon Wish List

Amazon WishList!

The North Carolina Zoo's animal keepers have compiled a wishlist of interesting objects that will engage, surprise, and delight animals living at the Zoo. Read More


Need to call the Zoo Society? Our phone number is 336-879-7250 (Office hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday)

If you are a Corporate Member of the Zoo Society, you can use your Corporate Membership Card or your Corporate Membership Tickets to enter the Zoo free, too.

Click on the bar below to find instructions for using your VIP Corporate Membership Card or your Corporate Tickets to gain free admission to the Zoo.