Hours, Admission & Location

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Columbian Park Zoo 2021 Hours of Operation

Off-Peak Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Peak Season (May 29 - Aug 8) 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Winter Hours: CLOSED October 10, 2021 to mid-April 2022 CLOSED
OPENING DAY 2021 April 17, 2021

Columbian Park Zoo is open daily from mid-April to mid-October each year, including holidays.

The Butterfly Garden Party Exhibit  is open (weather-permitting) Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The Columbian Park Zoo Express will be closed due to construction until mid-summer 2021.

The Zoo is CLOSED for the winter each year from mid-October through mid-April (except for a limited reopening for the ticketed event, Boo at the Zoo).

Admission

Ages 2 years and under are FREE

Ages 3 years and up are $2.00

See our Membership page to learn about purchasing a Family or Individual Membership.

Directions and Parking

From Interstate 65


Take exit 172 (Lafayette/Rossville) and head west on SR 26. The road will narrow and become South Street. Turn left onto Park Avenue. Parking is available along the street on Park Avenue, Wallace Avenue, or in the lot on Scott Street. The Zoo entrance is located in the middle of Columbian Park (no car access).

From Downtown Lafayette


Take South Street (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. Parking is available along the street on Park Avenue, Wallace Avenue, or in the lot on Scott Street. 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.