Plan Your Visit
The Applegate Park Zoo is located at 1045 W. 25th Street, Merced, CA 95340
Hours of operation
(Monday-Sunday, weather permitting)
Winter Hours: Sunday, November 1 - Saturday, March 12 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Spring-Fall Hours: Sunday, March 13 - Saturday October 31 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
Under 5 Free
Ages 5-15 $2.00
Ages 16-61 $3.00
Ages 62+ $1.50
FREE ENTRY TO ALL MERCED ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEMBERS
Gift Shop Number:
Zookeeper Office Number:
Saturdays 12:00 pm
Weekly educational tour, guided by UC Merced Volunteers.
The Zoological Society operates a gift shop that specializes in animal theme gifts for the whole family, educational toys, books, and gifts. All proceeds help support the zoo’s operations.
Petting Zoo dedicated for our younger crowd. For an additional $1.00 guests can have a hands on close encounter with our smaller kid friendly animals. Kiddie Corral is volunteer ran, and is only open when volunteers are available. If you would like to volunteer please stop by the zoo office and contact a zookeeper.
Zoo memberships can be purchased for a yearly fee of $35 dollars at the Gift Shop.
- Free entry to Zoo
- 10% off all items in Gift Shop
- *May allow you free or discounted admission to other Zoos around the country.
BIRTHDAY PARTY AT THE ZOO
Rossotti educational center is available for rent for birthday party's. for more information please contact the gift shop at (209) 725-3337.