Alexandria Zoo

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    Admission & Hours

Hours

Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm
Closed only Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day

Admission

     
Adult(Ages 13 - 64)$7.50
Child(Ages 4 - 12)$5.50
Senior(Ages 65+)$4.50
FOTAZ(with card & ID)Free
Train(Ages 1 & Up)$1.50

    About the Zoo

Get face to face with wildlife at Central Louisiana's #1 year-round family tourist attraction. Alexandria Zoological Park, located in the heart of Bringhurst Park, was founded in 1926. The zoo is home to over 500 animals from all over the world, including many that are rare and endangered.

 
  • Accredited by AZA
 

The Zoo is owned and operated by the City of Alexandria under the Division of Public Works. Alexandria Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

 
  • Mission
 

It is the mission of Alexandria Zoological Park to promote understanding and conservation of the natural world in which we live.

    Map & Directions

3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

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From the SOUTH on I-49

  • Coming from the SOUTH of Alexandria on Interstate 49, take Exit 80 to MacArthur Drive.
  • Traveling north you will pass through 4 traffic lights and come to the traffic circle.
  • From the circle, take the first exit which is both Business 165 and Masonic Drive.
  • Continue through 3 traffic lights.
  • The zoo entrance is on the left just past the baseball field.

From the NORTH on I-49

  • Coming from the NORTH of Alexandria on Interstate 49, take Exit 86 to MacArthur Drive.
  • Traveling south you will pass through 5 traffic lights and come to the traffic circle.
  • From the circle, take the third exit which is both Business 165 and Masonic Drive.
  • Continue through 3 traffic lights.
  • The zoo entrance is on the left just past the baseball field.

From the SOUTH on Hwy 167:

  • Coming from the SOUTH of Alexandria on Highway 167, continue on Highway 167 which is MacArthur Drive through 4 traffic lights to the traffic circle.
  • Take the first exit from the traffic circle which is both Business 165 and Masonic Drive.
  • Continue through 3 traffic lights.
  • The zoo entrance is on the left just past the baseball field.

From the SOUTH on Hwy 165:

  • Coming from the SOUTH of Alexandria on Highway 165, continue on Highway 165 which is Masonic Drive to the traffic circle.
  • Take the second exit from the traffic circle which is both Business 165 and Masonic Drive.
  • Continue through 3 traffic lights.
  • The zoo entrance is on the left just past the baseball field.

From the NORTH on Highway 165:

  • Coming from the NORTH of Alexandria on Highway 165, continue on Highway 165 which is MacArthur Drive to the traffic circle.
  • Take the third exit from the traffic circle which is both Business 165 and Masonic Drive.
  • Continue through 3 traffic lights.
  • The zoo entrance is on the left just past the baseball field.

From the WEST on Hwy 28:

  • Coming from the WEST of Alexandria on Highway 28, turn right onto Highway 165 which is MacArthur Drive and travel south to the traffic circle.
  • Take the third exit from the traffic circle which is both Business 165 and Masonic Drive.
  • Continue through 3 traffic lights.
  • The zoo entrance is on the left just past the baseball field.

    Contact Us

Phone318-441-6810
Fax318-473-1149
Address3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
Emailinfo@thealexandriazoo.com

    Bayou Le Zoo Choo Choo


Hop aboard the Zoo's train, Bayou Le Zoo Choo Choo, a scale model of a C.P. Huntington steam engine. The train runs everyday, weather permitting, from March through December. The last ride leaves the station at 4:45 pm. During the months of January and February the train only operates on weekends.

    Zootique Gift Shop


From animal themed clothing and huggable stuffed animals, to beautiful jewelry, toys and games, educational books and more! You'll find something for everyone!

Open everyday 10 am to 5 pm (hours subject to change). No admission required to shop. The Zootique is sponsored by FOTAZ and all proceeds help support the Zoo. During January and February, the gift shop is open weather permitting.

    Palm Cafe

Have an appetite as big as a lion? Whether you're in the mood for a hamburger, plate of nachos or a cool treat, you'll find it here. For the safety of our animals, straws and lids are not allowed in the zoo. The Palm Cafe is located next to the Festival Plaza.

Concessions are contracted, operating during the spring, summer, and fall months, and also during special events or high visitor weekends. Scheduling is subject to change.

    Playground

This popular play area for kids and rest area for adults features play equipment, picnic tables, and photo opportunities for guests.

    Stroller Rentals

Single: $2
Double: $3
Wagon: $4
Jeep: $5
Wheel Chair: Free

You may bring your own stroller or they are available for rent. Availability of wheel chairs and strollers is limited.

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