Kansas City Zoo

One of America’s most beloved zoos continues its renaissance in 2020, further cementing its status as an indispensable Kansas City attraction.


  • With more than 1,700 creatures in all, every visit is a unique exploration of nature and the world around us. Plan ahead and reserve your timed ticket before you go.

  • Now open, the new Elephant Expedition features an expanded viewing area and added seating, plus other must-have amenities. The $10 million upgrade also includes expanded enrichment opportunities for the elephants, including a new watering hole, waterfall and increased shading and sand spaces.

  • Take the Zoo home with you thanks to up-close-and-personal creature cams. Enjoy livestreams featuring orangutans and the famous residents of the Helzberg Penguin Plaza.