Keeper Chat Schedule

  • Daily, 11 a.m. - Elephant
  • Monday, Noon  - Giraffe
  • Tuesday, 1 p.m. - Howler Monkey
  • Wednesday, noon - Giraffe
  • Thursday, 1 p.m. - Howler Monkey
  • Saturday, 2 p.m. - Tiger
  • Sunday, 2 p.m. - Siamang

Keeper chats will take place in front of the specified animal exhibit.

Presentations are weather permitting through Labor Day.

Tortoise Encounters

Tortoise Encounters will take place every Saturday in the summer from 10 a.m. - noon, weather permitting. The cost is 3 tokens per person for ages 5 and up.  Note: Close-toed shoes are recommended for this activity.

Tokens are $1 each and may be purchased in the gift shop or cafe with cash or credit card. Tokens are also available for purchase with cash from token machines located in the train station, petting zoo and lake pavilion.

Discount Days!


$2 off General Zoo Admission!

General Zoo Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for children ages 3-12.

Children 2 and under are free.

Dickerson Park Zoo is now offering an all-new birthday party plan for families designed for kids turning ages 3–10.



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