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1045 W 25th St
Merced, CA, 95340
United States

(209) 725 3337

The Applegate Park Zoo website is operated by the Merced Zoological Society.

Plan Your Visit

 
 

Location

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  


ADMISSION PRICES

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: 
(209) 725-3337
Zookeeper Office Number:
(209) 385-6840

Zoo Activities

 

Docent Tours

 Saturdays 12:00 pm

Weekly educational tour, guided by UC Merced volunteers, on hiatus until spring semester begins again.

 

Gift shop

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.

kiddie corral

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 Membership

Zoo memberships can be purchased for a yearly fee of $35 at the gift shop.

Memberships include:

  • Free entry to zoo

  • 10% off all items in gift shop

  • *May allow you free or discounted admission to other zoos around the country.

ZOO MAP

 

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.