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Open Daily 10am-5pm (last admission 4:15pm) from March 1st-November 30th
*October hours vary due to ZooBOO

Monday through Friday 11 am - 2 pm
*Closed for the following holidays: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Christmas Eve through New Year's Day
PHONE (814) 864-4091


ADULT 13 + ABOVE: $12


CHILDREN 2-12: $8

*off-season rates are $1 less during March, April, October and November.


423 West 38th Street
Erie, PA 16508

PO Box 3268
Erie, PA 16508


Press Release Announcing Erie Zoo CEO

Posted on December 5th 2023



Erie Zoo Appoints Roo Kojancie, Chief Executive Officer

Fmr. Zookeeper, COO will lead the zoo’s centennial anniversary, strategic plan, reaccredidation efforts

ERIE, PA (December 5, 2023) - The Erie Zoo announced Melissa “Roo” Kojancie as its new chief executive officer today, after a robust months-long search to replace Scott Mitchell, who continues to serve as the zoo’s director of development. Kojancie has more than twenty years of industry experience, serving as an animal keeper, educator, and the chief operating officer of the Erie Zoo.

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Zoo Closing Early

Posted on July 19th 2023

Your Erie Zoo will be closing early on Friday, August 11th at 3pm to prepare for the Felines & Wines Fundraiser. 
To get more details or purchase tickets visit the Event Page

UPDATE: Lion Habitat

Posted on July 7th 2023

On the morning of July 7th a layer of glass in one of the panels at the outdoor lion habitat cracked in several areas. The cracking of this middle layer was caused by a rock that one of the lions unearthed and was playing with in their habitat. Erie Zoo staff took quick and appropriate action to recall the lionesses into their indoor enclosure to ensure the safety of the animals. Our guests were never in danger due to the specific design and engineering of the glass. This zoo-grade barrier is used in lion habitats throughout the zoological world and is made up of three (3) layers of both glass and laminate. The lionesses, Eva and Desta, are safe, unharmed, and for now can be viewed from their indoor habitat in the Main Building while we work to replace the panel.

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Mon May 27th 2024
10:00am - 5:00pm

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