Hours, Admission & Location

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Welcome back!  Columbian Park Zoo is now OPEN DAILY for the 2022 Season.  We are currently in Off-Peak hours.

Columbian Park Zoo 2022 Hours of Operation

Off-Peak Hours (April 16 - May 27 and August 8 - October 8, 2022) 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Peak Season (May 28 - Aug 7) 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Winter Hours: CLOSED October 9, 2022 to mid-April 2022 CLOSED
OPENING DAY 2022 Saturday, April 16, 2022

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 operates daily during regular zoo hours, weather permitting.

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.