Visit

Please excuse our progress as our parking lot expansion gets underway. Our overflow parking lot is getting a facelift and will be under construction for the next couple of months. In the meantime, if our main Zoo lot is full please use one of the parking lots below:

Lot located on the corner of 5th Street and Ellis Street
Lot located on corner of 5th Street and Brook Ave
Lot located on 5th Street and Garland Street
Please note that guests will have to cross 4th and 5th streets to access the Zoo from these overflow lots. Please exercise caution while crossing these streets.

 HOP ON OVER TO THE ZOO!

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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Zoo Hours

Monday through Saturday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
**Last entrance at 4:30 p.m. **

Admission fees:

  • Adults(13+) – $12.50
  • Children 3-12 yrs – $9.50
  • Sr. Citizens (60+) – $11.50
  • Children 2 years old and under – free

Military discount available.

Group discounts available:
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, please visit our Group Trips Information page for information about registering your group.

Cameron Park Zoo is fully accessible.

Phone 254-750-8400 for general information.

Purchase Your Tickets Online and check in at the membership entrance!

By entering Cameron Park Zoo, visitors agree not to commercially use any photography or reproduction in any form taken during any visits to the Cameron Park Zoo, and the visitor grants permission to the Cameron Park Zoo and its agents to utilize Visitor’s image, likeness and/or sound recordings for the purpose whatsoever in perpetuity. For detailed information regarding the Zoo’s photography policy or to request photo/film/video for commercial purposes, please contact Duane McGregor, Marketing Manager, at duanem@cameronparkzoo.com .


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring food and beverages into the zoo?
We do allow outside food and drinks into the Zoo. No alcohol, glass containers, or plastic lids & straws (to go cups) are allowed. Bags and Coolers are subject to inspection by Zoo Staff. Please do not share your food with the animals, your food can be harmful to them.

Are there any items not permitted in the Zoo? 
Yes, we do not allow balloons for the safety of the animals. We also do not permit wheel based recreational items like: bicycles, tricycles, scooters, skates, power wheels, ride on toys, etc.

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 admissions for a $10.00 fee. We have a limited inventory and provide these items on a first come, first served basis. We also have a limited number of Scooterbug (ECV’s) available for rent through our admissions booth. The fee is $27.06 to rent for the duration of your Zoo visit.

Does the zoo have stroller rentals?
The Zoo has single ($12+tax) and double strollers ($15+tax) available for rent through our Gift Shop. We have a limited inventory and provide these items on a first come, first served basis. We recommend arriving early to secure one.

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. Service dogs must be on a leash at all times. For the safety of your animals, no animals should be left in your vehicle while you tour the Zoo. (City of Waco ordinance Sec. 5-121)

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. The months of April and May are busiest with field trips from open until lunch time. Call 254-750-8400 to check the number of groups scheduled.

Things to remember to keep yourself and our animals safe:

  • Do not feed the animals
  • Respect all barriers- The Zoo is the animals’ home. Please treat the Zoo and the animals with respect.
  • Please bring all necessary medications required for anyone in your party. Zoo personnel are not allowed to administer medication.
  • Flowers and trees make our zoo beautiful. Please respect nature and our staffs’ efforts.
  • For their safety, please supervise children in the restroom.