Plan Your Visit
The Applegate Park Zoo is located at 1045 W. 25th Street, Merced, CA 95340
Hours of operation
The zoo is open seven days per week, except in very inclement weather.
Spring-Fall Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 10 - Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
Winter Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 - Saturday, March 7, 2020.
The zoo will be CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION the following dates in July, 2019, as the low barrier fence is replaced:
from noon to 5pm on Monday, July 1
all day Friday, July 5
all day Saturday, July 6
(The Rossotti will be open 10-12 on July 6 for the Natureplay: Animals up Close event.)
Other than closing briefly for new construction, the zoo is closed only 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
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These are on hiatus until the next set of student docents can be trained in the fall.
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.