The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo has opened two new exhibits for 2019! Any family trip to Fort Wayne, one of the best cities in the Midwest for families, starts at the Zoo. You won't want to miss the newest additions this summer!

Children petting stingray at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo in Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is a crowd favorite, and there is something for everyone to enjoy. The young (and young at heart) can explore rides and interactive activities in every part of the Zoo. Discover some amazing animals including Tasmanian Devils, Stingrays, Lions, Orangutans, and more.

Families love this award-winning Zoo that was built for children - no need to pick up your child to see over walls! Plus, the Zoo has a compact footprint allowing guests to easily walk between exhibits.

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo - Giraffe Feeding

Visit the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo in 2019

This summer, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo has opened two new exhibits!

The very first thing you’ll see when you step through the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo entrance is the fan-favorite Monkey Island – but with an all-new look!

Capuchin Monkey's in tree at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Have a swinging good time with the Zoo’s Capuchin monkeys as they dangle from the branches of their new trees and enjoy the classic moat, now enhanced with a beautiful waterfall.

Next, stop by the completely redesigned North American River Otter exhibit to check out the playful otters using their brand-new slide, and come face to face with them in the underwater discovery area as they splash and dive!

These updates give a breath of fresh air to the Central Zoo while preserving the iconic features visitors know and love. Visitors of all ages will love connecting with animals from the moment you step inside the Zoo!

Children playing in the Australian Adventure Springs at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

This summer, step into the wild with a visit to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. Round out your visit in Fort Wayne with plenty of other family-friendly activities including riverfront fun at our new Promenade Park, festivals almost every weekend in the summer, and so much more!

Learn more about everything new at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo this year. Plus you can plan your summer getaway and register to win a FREE getaway at!