Hours, Admission & Location

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Hours


The Columbian Park Zoo is open from mid-April to mid-October each year. 


2016 Spring Hours

April 23rd – May 27th 
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

2016 Summer Hours

May 28th – August 14th
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

2016 Fall Hours

August 15th – October 15th
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Zoo is CLOSED for the winter each year from October 16th through mid-April 2017 (except for Boo at the Zoo). 

The Butterfly Garden Party Exhibit and The Wild Tykes Play Zone are now closed for the season. The Columbian Park Zoo Express will close after October 15th. The Express runs during Zoo open hours, but the last train will leave the station at 4:00 p.m. (30 minutes before closing).

Admission

The Columbian Park Zoo is free to the public.

We love being able to provide a free zoo to the public and rely on our different sponsorship programs to do so. We encourage donations at our donation box at the zoo entrance and also have membership programs, fundraising events and sponsorship opportunities for companies, families and individuals to make a difference by supporting our organization.
 
 Learn more about supporting the zoo!
 

Directions and Parking

From Interstate 65
 
Take exit 172 (Lafayette/Rossville) and head west on SR 26. The road will become South Street and will narrow after crossing Sagamore Parkway (formerly US 52). Turn left onto Park Avenue.  Free public parking is available along the street on Park Avenue, Wallace Avenue or in the lots on Scott Street or Wallace Avenue.   The Zoo entrance is located in the middle of Columbian Park (no car access).

No bus parking is permitted in the Wallace Avenue lot.

From Downtown Lafayette

Take South Street (formerly SR 26) east, away from the river. Turn right onto Main Street. After passing Tropicanoe Cove Family Aquatic Center and Loeb Stadium on your left, turn left onto Wallace Avenue. Free public parking is available along the street on Park Avenue, Wallace Avenue or in the lots on Scott Street or Wallace Avenue.   The Zoo entrance is located in the middle of Columbian Park (no car access).


Using a GPS device?  Enter 2404 Wallace Avenue, Lafayette, IN as a destination.