- Plan Your Visit
- Hours & Admission
Hours & Admission
HOURS OF OPERATION:
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily
(Spring/Summer dates April 1 - October 31)
12 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily
(Fall/Winter dates November 1 - March 31)
EXPEDITION ASIA IS NOW OPEN!
The Zoo is closed Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Sunset Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums; our commitment to the highest level of animal care and guest experience.
Home to over 150 amazing animals – from anteater to wallaby – Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, KS offers up-close views of amazing animals including emus, otters, leopards and a jumping, hooting array of primates.
OPEN 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily during Summer hours and 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. during Winter hours.
The Zoo's gift shop is open year round when the Zoo is open. Snacks are available for purchase in the gift shop.
Expedition Café 2023 Season
- Open Daily 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Late May to Early August
- Open Weekends 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Early August to late October
- Adults (13+): $6.00 per person
- Children (ages 3-12): $4.00 per person
- Infants (2 & under): Free
- Friends of Sunset Zoo Members: Free
Double strollers are available to rent for $5.25 each, single strollers for $4.25 each, and wagons for $3.25 each. Purchase at Gift Shop.
*sales tax will be added to the admission rate and all booth rentals.
Group Rates & School Visits
Half-price admission is available for groups of 20 people or more with two weeks advance notice required. Additional discounts for school groups and 501c3 non-profits available. Learn more about group and school visits. Special programming is also available to enhance your visit.
Service animals are welcome at Sunset Zoo and we appreciate any advance notice, but it is not required.