Cameron Park Zoo is located at 1701 North 4th Street, Waco, Texas, 76707, it may also be reached from University Parks Drive and is fully accessible.

The Zoo’s main phone number is (254)750-8400.


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When planning a trip to the Zoo during the summer months, please be aware there are multiple ramp closures on NB and SB I35. NB I35 should exit at #334B (8th St) and SB I35 should exit #335C (MLK Blvd.). After exiting, continue on the service road to 4th St then follow the signs to Cameron Park Zoo.

Please use the map below for alternate routes to the Zoo.Alternate Route Information-Downtown Waco

Zoo Hours

Monday through Saturday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission fees:

  • Adults(13+) – $10
  • Children 4-12 yrs – $7
  • Sr. Citizens (60+) – $9
  • Children 3 years old and under – free

Military discount available.

Cameron Park Zoo is fully accessible.
Phone 254-750-8400 for general information.

Group Rates:

Groups of 21-100: Adults (13+)- $9, Children 4-12 yrs- $6, Children 3 & under free
Groups of 101-500: Adults $8, Children 4-12 yrs- $5, Children 3 & under free
Groups of 501+: Adults $7, Children 4-12 yrs- $4, Children 3 & under free

In order to receive the group discount, groups must be scheduled in advance and one person will need to pay for the entire group. For tour groups (senior citizens, church, motorcoach, etc.) & school groups, call (254)750-8400. Group Trips Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring food and beverages into the zoo?
Outside food and beverages are not allowed into the zoo.

Is the zoo open year round?
The zoo is open year-round. We are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. When planning a visit to the Zoo, be sure to check our weather factors page to see what animals may remain off exhibit.

Does the zoo have wheelchairs or electric carts available?
The zoo has a limited number of manual wheelchairs available for rental through our admissions booth. Wheelchairs are free to rent and are available on a first come, first served basis. We do not have motorized carts available on grounds, but you can schedule to rent one through Ride Away by calling (254) 754-2700 or visiting

Does the zoo have wagon rentals?
The Zoo has wagons available for rent in the gift shop for a $10.00 rental fee and will require either a Photo ID or $25.00 refundable deposit. We have a limited inventory and provide these items on a first come, first served basis. We recommend arriving early to secure one. The last wagon rental will be made at 3:30 p.m.

I am a member of another zoo, can I use my membership to enter Cameron Park Zoo for free?
If your current membership is held with a Zoo that participates in a reciprocal program with Cameron Park Zoo, you will receive a discounted general admission ticket. You must bring your membership card with you to receive discounted admission. You can check our list of reciprocal institutions. Click here for a list of the zoos we are reciprocal with.

Does the zoo have a Lost and Found?
Yes, our Lost and Found is located in the center admissions booth.

Do you allow pets into the zoo?
No, for the health and safety reasons for the animals in our collection, pets are not allowed on Zoo grounds. The only exception to this policy is service dogs.

Do you charge for parking?
There is no charge for parking.

When are the best times to visit the zoo?
The busiest days at the Zoo are generally Saturday, Sunday and days when large groups are scheduled. Call 254-750-8400 to check the number of groups scheduled.

Do you offer a military discount?
Yes,  adults are $9 and children 4-12 are $6. Please show your military ID.

Additional Information:

  • Please bring all necessary medications required for anyone in your party. Zoo personnel are not allowed to administer medication.
  • The zoo is the animals’ home. Please treat the zoo and the animals with respect.
  • Glass fronts are for your protection as well as the animals’. Please look through only.
  • Flowers and trees make our zoo beautiful. Please respect nature and our staffs’ efforts.
  • For their safety, please supervise children in the restroom.