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Binder Park Zoo is open April 13- October 8,2017.

Zoo Open Daily
April 13, 2017 - October 8,2017
Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturdays 9am to 6pm
Sundays 11am to 6pm

General Admission Rates
Adults: $14.00
Seniors: $13.00
Children (2-10): $12.00
Children Under 2: FREE
Binder Park Zoo Members: FREE (Must show ID)


Reciprocal zoo members receive 50% off general admission rates

Parking is FREE

Wagon, wheelchair and electric scooter rental available at Zoo entrance and Wild Africa arrival station.

  • SUV Wagon (seats 2 children)- $7.00
  • Manual wheelchair (sml, med & lg available) - $6.00
  • Electric scooter - $25.00 w/ $25.00 deposit - Scooters available on a first come, first serve basis. Scooters can be reserved in advance by calling (269) 979-1351 (deposit required). Scooters can accommodate up to 350 lbs and 500lbs.

Tram to Wild Africa is FREE

Z.O. & O. Railroad is $2.00

Binda Conservation Carousel is $2.00

Tokens can be purchased for $2.00 at the Zoo entrance booth and be used at the Z.O.&O. Railroad, Binda Coservation Carousel, and Twiga Overlook.

Binder Park Zoo is a Weapons Free Zone. No Smoking allowed on Zoo grounds (includes e-cigarettes).

Twiga Overlook is located between the ranger station and research camp in Wild Africa.
You can purchase feed for the giraffes.
Giraffe Feed one serving is $2.00 or five servings for $6.00
Tokens accepted as pament
Example for payment with token

  • One token equals one serving/lettuce
  • Three tokens equal 5 servings/lettuce

Monday - Saturday giraffe deck opens one hour after zoo opening hours. On Sunday the giraffe deck opens at 11:00 am.
Closing hours are 1 hour before the zoo closes.
Both are subject to change according to the giraffe, their appetite and the weather.

Food & Gift Shops

SAFARI GIFT SHOP is located near the zoo exit and stocks all of your favorite zoo souvenirs. Or complete your safari with a stop to ZAWADI TRADERS for African inspired souvenirs and gifts. Both shops are open Monday-Friday 10-5, Saturday & Holidays 10-6, and Sunday 12-6.

BEULAH’S RESTAURANT is located in the center of the zoo near the kangaroos and KALAHARI KITCHEN is located in the African village in Wild Africa. Both restaurants are open Monday-Friday 9-5, Saturday & Holidays 9-6, and Sunday 11-6.

Picture ID is required for all credit card purchases.

Picnic Rentals
Picnic tables in the pavilions are available to guests on a first-come first-served basis. Pavilions are available for rental if you wish to reserve a space for your corporate picnic, family reunion, or other get-together. More information on pavilion rental is available here. Picnicking is only allowed in the picnic areas located in the zoo parking lot. Coolers are not allowed inside the zoo.

Mobility Device Policy
Wheelchairs and other devices designed for persons with a mobility impairment (electric powered or manual) are permitted inside the park. 

Devices other than a wheelchair or powerchair/scooter, if used for a mobility impairment only, may be allowed into the park upon final approval of Zoo personnel. The following devices will NOT be permitted: unicycles, bicycles, golf carts, gas powered vehicles of any kind, including ATV’s, lawn mowers, go-carts, etc.

There is a maximum speed limit for all mobility devices of 5 miles per hour inside the park.  For the safety of our guests, anyone who does not comply with the speed limit or is operating the device unsafely will be removed from the park.

Any wheelchair or scooter wider than 29 ½ inches will not be able to board the trams to Africa, the carousel, or the ZO&O Railroad.   Ramps for all rides have a 600 lb maximum capacity.

Animal Delays
When we have chilly spring/fall weather, some of our temperature sensitive animals, like the giraffe, may be off exhibit when conditions are too cold and/or rainy. We will do our best to post animals off exhibit and any delays at the entrance to the zoo each day. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Binder Park Zoo
7400 Division Drive
Battle Creek, MI 49014

(269) 979-1351
Fax: (269) 979-8834

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural AffairsBattle Creek Community Foundation