Come explore the Hutchinson Zoo where you can ride the Prairie Thunder train – a historic train that children and adults enjoy riding.  While here, visitors can explore animal habitats, discover native birds and beavers in the aviary, get up close and personal with prairie dogs through specially designed tunnels, and meet animals on our mini farm. Children looking to play can step out of the exhibits and into a play area. They can uncover fossils in the Dinosaur Dig area and zip down a slide designed for adventurers.

Best of all – it’s open year-round and admission to the Hutchinson Zoo is FREE!

Hop aboard the train and join us for a Zoofari at the Hutchinson Zoo. Held during spring break, these annual camps are host to children from throughout Kansas and nearby states looking for an animal adventure. Children go on zoo tours, explore animal habitats, play games and do crafts designed to teach them more about wildlife.

Children and adults can learn more about animals and habitats throughout the year by exploring a variety of exhibits designed to educate and inspire.