Plan Your Visit

Welcome to Caldwell Zoo. We want your Zoo experience to be fun, safe and educational. Scroll down to learn about our facilities and policies, or call us with questions: (903) 593-0121. 


2203 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 593-0121


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March 1 – Labor Day:
9:00am – 5:00pm
Exhibits close at 6:00pm

After Labor Day – February
9:00am – 4:00pm
Exhibits close at 4:30pm

Caldwell Zoo is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.


General Admission

Caldwell ZooMembers Free
Children 2 years and younger Free
Children 3 to 12 $8.95
Adults 13 to 54 $12.95
Seniors 55 and over $10.95

ZooMembers: don't forget to bring your Caldwell Zoo membership card each time you visit the zoo. Membership cards are always required for entry into the zoo.

Group Admission

Groups of 15 or more are eligible for discounted group admission pricing. The group must pay as a single transaction to receive the discount. Call for special school rates.

We also recommend that groups complete our online Group Reservation Form so we can collect your group information in advance and assist you with your planning.

Children 2 years and younger Free
Children 3 to 12 $7.16
Adults 13 to 54 $10.36
Seniors 55 and over $8.76


Become a ZooMember and enjoy unlimited admission to the Zoo, as well as special members-only events and special offers.


Free parking is available for all zoo guests.
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Zoo Policies

For your safety and that of the animals, fires, pets and sporting equipment are not allowed at the Zoo.

Picnics and coolers are allowed in the designated picnic areas only, located adjacent to the parking lot outside the Zoo entrance. View map or download a printable map.

Caldwell Zoo animals are fed scientifically prepared diets. Please help keep all the animals healthy by not feeding them “people food.” Duck and fish food dispensers (25¢) are available.

Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card are accepted.

Services and Amenities

StrollersStroller, Wagon, Wheelchair Rental

Wagon and stroller rentals are available for $6.00 + tax ($6.50 total) and wheelchairs are $6.79+ tax ($7.35 total). Come to Visitor Services, located just inside the Zoo entrance. Photo ID required for rental.
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ShopCrossroads Trading Company

The Crossroads Trading Company located at the main entrance offers African artifacts and gifts as well as T-shirts, books, plush toys and many souvenir items.


March – Labor Day: 9:00am – 5:00pm
After Labor Day – February: 9:00am – 4:00pm
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Join us at our brand new Chakula Café for some yummy snacks and great burgers and sandwiches. 

Hours:  9:30a.m.-5:00p.m.


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PicnicPicnic Areas

We offer family picnic spots adjacent to the main parking lot on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Groups arriving by bus are invited to use the large picnic area near the bus parking lot on Gentry Parkway.
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Zoo Members


Did you know?

All giraffes come from the continent of Africa, but within the giraffe family, there are nine recognized subspecies or races. The subspecies are often identified by their markings–whether spotted, reticulated, jagged, leafy or blotched.

Caldwell Zoo Map