Binder Park Zoo is open!
We're open for the season!
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, & Sunday 11am-6pm
Last entry is one hour prior to the zoo closing each day.
Beulah’s Restaurant: Enjoy a variety of tasty grab-and-go items, indoors or out. Beulah's is located in the East Zoo and open daily.
Kalahari Kitchen: Enjoy delicious meal, snack, and drink options with dining overlooking the savanna exhibit. The grill closes a half-hour before the zoo closes each day. Kalahari Kitchen is open daily. For the menu, click here!
Brass Ring Concession: Located at the carousel, Brass Ring features snacks, soft serve ice cream, and an ICEE station and is open daily.
Hours and menus are subject to change. Please inquire at the admission gate for updates.
Safari Gift Shop: Located at the zoo exit, Safari Gift Shop is where you’ll find unique, affordable gifts and apparel for everyone.
Zawadi Traders: Located in Wild Africa, Zawadi Traders is where you'll find lots of wild gifts!
Restrooms are available for use inside Binder Park Zoo.
Visiting with small children or someone with cognitive conditions? If you're carrying a cell phone during your visit, pick up a free Phone Find wristband at entrance for them to wear. The Phone Find wristband helps reunite the wearer with their family/caregiver in the event they become separated.
Simply print your cell phone number on the wristband and instruct the wearer to go to a uniformed zoo employee if they get separated. We'll call you and get you and your party reunited.
Wagon, wheelchair, and mobility scooter rental: Available at zoo entrance
SUV wagon (seats two children): $7.00
Manual wheelchair (small, medium, and large available): $6.00
Mobility scooter: $25.00 plus $25.00 deposit. Mobility scooters are available on a first come, first served basis. Mobility scooters can be reserved in advance by calling (269) 979-1351 (deposit required). Mobility scooters can accommodate up to 500 lbs.
FOR GUESTS WHO HAVE SENSORY PROCESSING NEEDS:
Binder Park Zoo has partnered with KultureCity to improve our ability to assist and accommodate guests with sensory needs. Our objective is to provide an inclusive and seamless experience for all guests for all events including those with sensory needs. We strive to raise awareness of the needs and challenges faced by individuals with sensory processing disorders by supplying our team members with continuous training and by offering the resources and accommodations below to our guests.
Sensory bags containing special KCVIP badges, fidget tools, noise-canceling headphones, and other resources are available for checkout (at no cost by leaving an ID) at our Guest Services Booth located at the entrance booths.
There is a $25.00 deposit on the KultureCity Sensory bag. That deposit is refunded when the guest returns the sensory bag with no damaged or missing items.
Weighted Lap Pads
Weighted lap pads are also available upon request (at no cost by leaving an ID) at our Guest Services Booth located at the entrance booths.
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 ATVs; 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 asked to leave the zoo.
Any wheelchair or scooter wider than 29 ½ inches will not be able to board the trams to Africa, the carousel, or the Z.O. & O. Railroad. Ramps for all rides have a 600 lb maximum capacity.