The mission of the Jackson Zoo is to provide visitors with a quality recreational and educational environment dedicated to wildlife care and conservation.
2918 West Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39209
Hours of Operation
The Jackson Zoo is open every day except December 25th from 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m., with last daily ticket sold at 3:30 p.m. (The zoo is open during inclement weather, but because of the varying needs of the animals, some buildings or exhibits may close early.)
The Elephant House Cafe is open from 9:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.
Discovery Zoo Contact Yard is open from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:00-2:00 p.m. Entrance is across from Red wolves, on the opposite side of the playground.
Splash Pad is open from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May through September (weather permitting)
The Livingston Train operates between 10 am and 4 pm daily, weather permitting, from March until end of October.
The Endangered Species Carousel operates daily from 10 am to 12 pm and then from 1 pm to 3 pm, weather permitting, between March and end of October.