Plan Your Visit
The Applegate Park Zoo is located at 1045 W. 25th Street, Merced, CA 95340
Hours of operation
(Seven days per week, except in very inclement weather)
Winter Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2018 - Saturday, March 9, 2019. Closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day!
Spring-Fall Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 10 - Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
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, on hiatus until spring semester begins again.
The Merced Zoological Society operates a gift shop that specializes in inexpensive, animal-themed items for the whole family, educational toys, books, and gifts. All proceeds help support the zoo’s operations.
The 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, most weekends. Kiddie Corral is volunteer run, 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 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
The Rossotti Ed-Zoo-Cation Center is available for rent for birthday parties. for more information please contact the gift shop at (209) 725-3337.