9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekends. Call 816.513.5800 for more information.
Zoological District Resident (Jackson/Clay County MO) pricing is only $5 Adults, $4.50 Seniors, $4.00 children 3-11. Regular Pricing $11.50 Adults; $10.50 Seniors; $8.50 Children ages 3-11. 2 and under are free.
Located in Swope Park at 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, Missouri. Just off I-435 and US-71 highway, the Zoo is easily accessible from any part of the metropolitan area. 816.513.5800
Click Tickets Above to Buy Online! Tickets with Rides, Gift Certificates and Discounted Tickets must be purchased on-site at the Zoo's Admission windows. Thank you for your understanding.
Kansas City Zoo volunteers are a diverse team of individuals that love people and our Zoo. They enjoy interacting with, and helping people from all walks of life. Our volunteers have a passion for animals and nature and love to share their knowledge with our guests.
We are looking for and select individuals that are:
*friendly, outgoing, dependable. *interested in, and care about people, animals and nature *like being outdoors in all kinds of weather *committed to providing our guests with the highest standards of customer service.
We know that a love of animals attracts people to the Zoo, however our volunteer programs do not involve any direct contact with the animal keepers, or with the handling or caring for the animals. If you are interested in an internship with our animal department, please visit our employment link for more information
Kansas City Zoo volunteers must:
Be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate for adult volunteer programs, or at least 14 years for youth volunteer programs with a parent.* • Be able to pass a background check. • Be able to pay the materials fee for training materials and shirt and background check. • Be willing to contribute a minimum of 30 hours of service per year (5 hours per month minimum between May and August). • Have an appreciation of wildlife and commitment to conserving our natural world. • Enjoy meeting new people and providing excellent customer service to our guests. • Be willing to complete any on-site training as needed.
all youth volunteers must be accompanied by an adult volunteer in the same program. Please see the “youth volunteer opportunities” for more information.