The Zoo is open daily! Pre-purchase tickets and bring masks for all guests 2 and up. Masks are required to be worn throughout Zoo grounds.
Member entry remains free with no reservations or timed tickets required.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer any resources for accessibility at Fresno Chaffee Zoo?
Yes, we offer a number of accommodations and resources to help guests enjoy the Zoo. Please see our Accessibility and Inclusion page for more information about the resources available before and during your visit.
Are service dogs welcome at Fresno Chaffee Zoo?
Service dogs, as defined by the ADA, are absolutely welcome at Fresno Chaffee Zoo. To confirm that your dog is defined as a service dog by the ADA, visit https://www.ada.gov/regs2010/service_animal_qa.html or call our Visitor Services department at 559-470-6876.
Service dogs are welcome in most areas of the Zoo, however, for the safety of the animals, service dogs are prohibited in the Rainforest, Tropical Treasures, Australian Aviary, Stingray Bay and Valley Farm.
Guests visiting Fresno Chaffee Zoo with service dogs do have restrictions when visiting certain exhibits. Upon entrance to the Zoo, a Visitor Services staff members will inform you of any restrictions.
Does Fresno Chaffee Zoo offer a military discount?
Yes! Fresno Chaffee Zoo does offer a military discount on regular Zoo admission for active military members. The discount is 50% off for up to two guests. This discount can only be applied toward regular Zoo admission. It is not valid on events.
Is outside food and/or drink allowed inside Fresno Chaffee Zoo?
Yes! We just ask that you do not bring in glass, alcohol, straws or large, hard-sided ice chests.
Can you have a party at the Zoo?
Tables in the Kopje Lodge and at Safari Cafe are reserved strictly for guests purchasing food from the concession. For the safety of the animals, organized groups (birthday parties, baby showers, bridal showers, etc.) will be required to book an event venue on zoo grounds to hold their party. If you are interested in having a private event at the Zoo, please visit our Private Events Page.
Does Fresno Chaffee Zoo have strollers or wheelchairs available?
Yes! Strollers, electric scooters, and wheelchairs are available from the Safari Trading Co. gift shop on a first-come, first-serve basis at the following rates:
Single Stroller Rental – $8.00
Double Stroller Rental – $10.00
Wheelchair Rental – $10.00
Electric Scooter Rental – $25.00
Is smoking allowed inside Fresno Chaffee Zoo?
To provide a safer, healthier and more comfortable environment for guests and animals, smoking, vaping and the use of tobacco products are prohibited at the Zoo.
Is re-entry allowed at Fresno Chaffee Zoo?
Yes! Just have your hand stamped at the admission booth to return to the Zoo during the same day.
Does Fresno Chaffee Zoo accept animals?
Fresno Chaffee Zoo is not licensed for wildlife rehabilitation. Therefore, we are unable to accept animals (living or deceased) from the public. If you find a domestic or wild animal, please contact the Central California SPCA at 559-233-7722.
Are there any prohibited items at Fresno Chaffee Zoo?
For the safety and welfare of our animals and visitors, the following items are prohibited: