Plan Your Visit

Plan Ahead and Be Prepared

Welcome to a very special place that celebrates the magnificence of wildlife every day. The Caldwell Zoo is home to over 3,000 animals in habitats spanning more than 80 beautifully landscaped acres. Our goal is to connect people with wildlife and to share the wonders of the natural world in a safe and alluring manner. We invite you to join us in rejoicing in the diversity and awe-inspiring majesty of nature.

The zoo is based in the city of Tyler, nestled in the rolling hills of East Texas. Our campus is conveniently located on the northwest side of the city with easy access from Highway 69 or Loop 323. The main entrance is just off the intersection of West Gentry Parkway and Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.

Zoo Hours

Time slots for entry are available from 9:00 am – 4 pm daily, Winter hours
Last ticket sold at 3:30 pm
We are open every day except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.


General Admission (ages 13-54):  $19.50

Children (ages 3-12):  $14.50

Children 2 and under: Free

Seniors (ages 55+): $17.50


Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more at the following rates per person. To qualify for the discount, members of the group must be present at the time of admission and pay in a single transaction.

  • Adults (ages 13-54): $15.60
  • Children (ages 3-12): $11.60
  • Children 2 and under: Free
  • Seniors (ages 55+): $14.00

Veteran Discount

A 15% discount is available for the purchase of tickets to all active service members, veterans and those in their party. Military ID required.

AZA Reciprocation

As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), we offer a 50% discount on admission fees for guests who are members of zoos or aquariums that participate in the AZA Reciprocal Admissions Program. Please check in advance to see if your membership qualifies for reciprocal benefits. Guests must provide a picture ID and proof of membership at the time tickets are purchased.


Need a wagon or a stroller for the little ones? A wheelchair? Inquire at Visitor Services for rentals. Plan ahead to locate parking, entrances, dining areas and restrooms.

Food & Fun

While you’re here, treat yourself to lunch on the best patio in Tyler at the Chakula Café, or snag a cool snack at some of the vending machines around the park. Restrooms are conveniently located in each corner of the campus.


Our code of conduct and restrictions on pets, weapons, skates/skateboards

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