Admission and Hours of Operation


  • $5 per person (ALL ages)
  • Schools/Organizations – $5 per person (Booking Required)
  • Petting Zoo Food – $2 per bag +$1 extra scoops, Produce varies when available
  • Credit Cards:  Greater of $1 or 4% surcharge – It’s easiest to bring cash.

We encourage you to donate more if you’d like.  All donations benefit the care, feed, shelter, & rescue of animals!  Thank you for your support!

Admission Hours

 *Weather Permitting*

Weather plays an important role in our ability to open for your visits.  Please call (302) 504-6500 for daily and recommended hours.

We try to be open daily, generally from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For your best experience, choose a nice day to visit, and plan on arriving before 1 p.m.  On most days, we will accept visitors until 2 p.m., but avoid those hot summer afternoons!  Thank you!

*Weather Permitting generally means rain or snow, but can also include the days that follow precipitation as well as excessive temperatures or wind in the Summer & Winter months. If you are uncertain about weather conditions, please call (302) 504-6500 prior to your departure for the day’s hours.  Messages are updated by 11 a.m. every day.

Hours may also be limited due to freeze/thaw events in the months of January & February.

Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Independence Day & Easter

*Weather Permitting:  The zoo is or may be closed before, during, or after periods of precipitation.  The zoo may also closed if temperatures are below 40 degrees or above 85 degrees.  This means, it is best to arrive EARLY in the summer months to avoid the afternoon heat index and possible storms.

Call (302) 504-6500

for recommended hours!

Zoo Weather

3 Palms Zoo
April 3, 2022, 5:54 pm
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
real feel: 51°F
humidity: 48%
wind speed: 11 mph NW
wind gusts: 20 mph
UV-Index: 1
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