Binder Park Zoo is Open

Mon. - Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am-6pm, Sun. 11am-6pm.

Purchase your admission tickets at the gate entrance.

NO reservations or advance tickets are required. There is no "timed" entry into the zoo and we do not limit the number of guests entering the zoo.

Remember that final admission occurs one hour prior to the zoo closing each day.

Please note that the Cross Administration Building (zoo business offices) remains closed to the public at this time.

Please email inquiries to or call (269) 979-1351 during the following hours:

Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am-6pm, Sun. 11am-6pm

We look forward to your visit.  We ask your cooperation to help PROTECT THE HERD by following these safety guidelines:


  • Wearing a facemask is recommended in the park and will be required in all indoor locations unless you
    • are fully vaccinated
    • are younger than 2 years of age
    • cannot medically tolerate a face mask
  • Face masks are still required to be worn at Twiga Overlook (giraffe deck), while feeding the goats, and in any area where 6’ of distance can’t be maintained between unrelated parties.
  • Practice social distance, stay 6 feet apart from others not in your group
  • Wash hands often & use hand sanitizer
  • Be patient as you wait in line
  • Take turns at animal exhibits

As you plan your visit, please be aware of the following information, subject to change.


  • The Adventure Station is closed.
  • There will be no duck feeding or face painting.
  • Twiga Overlook is open (giraffe feeding), but face masks for guests over age two and sanitized hands will be required. Twiga Overlook closes each day one hour prior to the zoo closing time
  • Safari Gift Shop and Zawadi Traders are open with limited capacity
  • Z.O. & O. train rides will begin in June
  • The Binda Conservation Carousel will operate with limited capacity and modified for social distancing.
  • The Wilderness Trams are operating and seating is modified for social distancing. Guests can walk the .5 mile, 15 minute route to and from Wild Africa - a trek that is uphill there and downhill back.

Remember that Wild Africa closes 30 minutes prior to the zoo closing each day. The trams cease operating and the walking trail closes at that time.

Binder Park Zoo employs the most recent guidelines provided by the CDC, the state of Michigan, public health officials and other AZA accredited zoos to create a safe operating plan at the zoo. Safety reminders are posted throughout the zoo and all staff are required to follow special protocols as well.