CLOSED for the Season

Thank you for another great season!

Train Update

CHOO CHOO! All Aboard!

Our beloved Train is back up and running! We are thrilled to see smiling faces back on the Train, and hope you enjoy a ride when you are at the Zoo! Thank you for your patience this season as we have been working on our new concessions, family restrooms, and sensory friendly quiet & nursing space, we are looking forward for more great things to come!


1730 S. Washington Avenue
(corner of M-46 and M-13)
Saginaw, MI 48601
(989) 759-1408

General Admission:

$7 for adults and children age 1 and up
FREE for infants under 1 year old
FREE for Zoo members

A discount of $2.00 is available for any of the following, please purchase your tickets at the admission booth on the date of your visit.

  • Saginaw County Resident
  • Michigan Bridge card holder
  • Military and Veterans with Valid ID


$2 per person, per ride
$6 per person for unlimited day pass wristband

Daily Programs

Check the Daily Event Board behind Admissions to see times for daily programs!


The Zoo Store is full of fun and enriching items for children of all ages. Prices range from under $1-$30. We feature an array of items including jewelry, books, clothing, hats, plush of all sizes and shapes, and sweet treats, to name a few.

Be sure to check out our animal art as well!

Remember, Saginaw Children’s Zoo members receive 10% discounts on Zoo Store purchases.


All that exploring and learning makes a body hungry!  While our concessions area is currently under construction, be sure to stop at our new Café Cart, temporarily located in the event field. Offerings include hot dogs, soft pretzels and cheese, popcorn, ice cream, chips and a variety of beverages.

Our outdoor seating offers a variety of scenic views including the Pond Patio, the River Otters, and the Celebration Square Carousel!

If you'd like to bring your own lunch, we invite you to take advantage of picnic areas throughout the Zoo. Our only request, for safety's sake, is no glass containers please.

*Please call 989-759-1408 to check hours of operation. Snacks and drinks are always available in the Zoo Store.


Most Zoo pathways are paved, allowing easier mobility for strollers and wheelchairs. 

Wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis with a $10 deposit.

Electronic convenience vehicles (Amigos) are available to rent:

  • $25 refundable deposit
  • $6 for first hour
  • $1 per additional 1/2 hour

Courtesy and Safety

The Zoo is a magical place to be. It’s absolutely wonderful when we all respect each other AND the animals. We would be delighted if you would review the following information BEFORE entering the Zoo:

  • Please refrain from smoking inside of Zoo grounds.
  • Respect the barriers and fences around exhibits.
  • Human food can harm our animals – they're on special diets to keep them happy and healthy!
  • Help keep our exhibits and animals safe…please try to keep your belongings to yourself, out of the exhibits, and off the walkways.
  • Let our animals show you their natural behaviors at their own pace! Please be courteous and respectful while observing them!
  • No Firearms are allowed in the Zoo.