Don’t forget your mask! Masks are required at Reptile House and while feeding giraffes at Twiga Terrace, regardless of vaccination status.
Before you arrive, make sure to check out our Plan Your Visit page for the most up-to-date information on what to expect and what may be impacted by construction. There, you can also download our map and visitors’ guide for your visit.
Tickets purchased online expire one year from date of purchase.
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.
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.
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. Military discount is only available at the Ticket Booth.
Yes! We just ask that you do not bring in glass, alcohol, straws or large, hard-sided ice chests.
Yes! Water fountains are available throughout the Zoo, including bottle filling stations at Sea Lion Cove and Stingray Bay.
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.
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:
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.
Yes! Just have your hand stamped at the admission booth to return to the Zoo during the same day.
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.
For the safety and welfare of our animals and visitors, the following items and activities are prohibited:
If you see something, say something. If you notice someone acting inappropriately or dangerously, please contact a Zoo staff member.
Fresno Chaffee Zoo is private property, all rights are expressed and implied.
All guests are welcome to take photographs and videos of their experience for personal use only. Rates apply if photos and/or videos are taken for commercial purposes. Please visit our Media page to learn more about the Zoo’s photography and videography policies.
Fresno Chaffee Zoo loves to hear from you and engage with you! You are welcome to leave your questions and comments for us on our social media accounts. Please be advised that we moderate comments to remove anything that is outside of our community standards. These include any comments that contain vulgar language, personal attacks, spam, encouragement of illegal activity, or offensive language targeted at any ethnic, racial, gender, or religious group. If you have any concerns or feedback, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
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