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Take the Kids to the Palm Beach Zoo on Memorial Day Weekend

Posted by on Thursday, May 26th, 2022 at 3:08pm.


 The Palm Beach Zoo is the perfect place to spend the day on Memorial Weekend! The Palm Beach Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last admission ticket is sold at 4:15 p.m. Palm Beach Zoo is open 363 days a year and is closed only on Thanksgiving & Christmas Day.

Free Admission for Blue Star Families on Memorial Day Weekend 

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is proud to be part of Blue Star Museums, a national appreciation program to thank our military families for their service and share with them America’s cultural treasures.

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and participating museums across America. During the summer months, free admission is available to currently serving military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.

The 2022 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, 2022 and end on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022. Other participating locations include the Boca Museum of Art, Flagler Museum, Jupiter Lighthouse, Norton Museum of Art, and Cox Science Center and Aquarium.

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S.. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members.

To find participating museums in your community and/or to find other museums during your summer travels, visit

See Mammals, Reptiles and Birds


Meet the Animals at Palm Beach Zoo

As Palm Beach County's top-rated zoological experience we are home to hundreds of animals and 190 species, many of them endangered. In 2014 to emphasize its mission, the Palm Beach Zoo changed its name to the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society. Today, the zoo houses over 500 animals on 23 acres and sees approximately 300,000 visitors annually.

Enter the domain of the wild lorikeets

Lorikeet Feeding

The Palm Beach Zoo features a walk-in aviary where you can feed the resident birds.

Purchase a small cup of nectar and marvel as they land on your hand, arm, shoulder and even your head to get a drink of that sweet nectar. Lorikeet Loft is an enclosed aviary and home to dozens of happy lorikeets.

Lorikeets are some of the most colorful members of the parrot family. They are native to the islands of the South Pacific and Australia. Their favorite treats include flowers, pollen and nectar. Their beak and agile, four-toed feet make it easy for them to hang upside down and access the hardest to reach flowers. 

Single cups of nectar are $2.00 and three cups are $5.00. Nectar can be purchased at the Lorikeet Loft aviary. 

The hands-on experience, located in the Islands area of the Zoo, is open:

  • Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Enjoy the Play Fountain and Nature Play Pavilion

From cool water jets to imaginative and creative outdoor play, Palm Beach Zoo has you covered! Remember to bring your bathing suits/towels plus, check out our brand new Nature Play Pavilion during your next WILD visit!

 Hours: 9:00am - 4:30pm daily (weather permitting)

Have Fun in the Kid Zone

Wildlife Carousel: Fun for all ages! Take a spin on the magnificent Wildlife Carousel at Palm Beach Zoo, which provides unforgettable experiences for children and a bit of nostalgia for grown-ups. Features 32 colorful sculptures including horses, hummingbirds, manatees, jaguars, and even sea dragons. Enjoy thrilling rides while traditional carousel music plays.

Rides on the Wildlife Carousel cost $3 each or 2 for $5 with all proceeds benefiting the Zoo's animals.  The Wildlife Carousel hours:

  • Mon. - Fri. 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sat. & Sun. 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Carousel closes during inclement weather and lightning within 6 miles

Safari Wagon & Wheelchair Rentals 

Palm Beach Zoo is here to make your adventure as comfortable as possible. Safari wagons (seat 1-2 children) and wheelchairs are available to rent for $10 daily. Rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Safari Wagon (seats 1-2 children)
$10.00 Per Day 

$10.00 Per Day

Regular Admission

  • Adults $24.95
  • Seniors (60+) $22.95
  • Children (3-12) $18.95
  • Toddlers (0-2) Free
Free for Palm Beach Zoo Members!

The zoo is open rain or shine, unless the severity of the weather poses a threat to the safety of our guests and staff (like a hurricane). If we do close for a major weather event, we will post the news on our website and the Zoo’s social media accounts. We do not offer rain checks or refunds due to inclement weather.

Parking is ALWAYS FREE at Palm Beach Zoo!

 For more information, visit the Palm Beach Zoo webpage


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