Hours, Admission & Location

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Per Governor Holcomb's Back on Track Indiana plan, Columbian Park Zoo may operate at 50% capacity. Per the statewide mask mandate, masks are required indoors and outdoors where 6 ft social distancing is not possible.

We ask that you understand that the Back on Track Indiana Plan is subject to change based on CDC guidance and other new information. 

Updated information will be announced here and on all of Columbian Park Zoo's social media platforms.  We appreciate your patience and understanding in the midst of the current public health crisis, and look forward to seeing you at the Columbian Park Zoo!

Columbian Park Zoo 2020 Hours of Operation

Spring Hours:   10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Summer Hours:  10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Fall Hours: August 10 to October 10 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Winter Hours: CLOSED October 11, 2020 to mid-April 2021 CLOSED
OPENING DAY 2021: TBA  

Columbian Park Zoo is open daily from mid-April to mid-October each year, including holidays.

The Butterfly Garden Party Exhibit  is open (weather-permitting) Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The Columbian Park Zoo Express will be closed during 2020 due to construction.

The Zoo is CLOSED for the winter each year from mid-October through mid-April (except for a limited reopening for the ticketed event, Boo at the Zoo). 


Directions and Parking

From Interstate 65


Take exit 172 (Lafayette/Rossville) and head west on SR 26. The road will narrow and become South Street. Turn left onto Park Avenue. Parking is available along the street on Park Avenue, Wallace Avenue, or in the lot on Scott Street. The Zoo entrance is located in the middle of Columbian Park (no car access).

From Downtown Lafayette


Take South Street (SR 26) east, away from the river. Turn right onto Main Street. After passing Tropicanoe Cove Family Aquatic Center and Loeb Stadium on your left, turn left onto Wallace Avenue. Parking is available along the street on Park Avenue, Wallace Avenue, or in the lot on Scott Street. The Zoo entrance is located in the middle of Columbian Park (no car access).


Using a GPS device?

  Enter 2404 Wallace Avenue, Lafayette, IN as a destination.