Online tickets are $2 cheaper than in-person pricing.
When is the Zoo closed?
Utah’s Hogle Zoo is closed for Christmas Day, New Year’s day, and occasional partial closures due to weather or special events.
Are guests allowed to bring in outside food and drink?
Yes, all outside food and drink are allowed on zoo grounds (with the exception of alcoholic beverages and glass containers). Outside food and drink are not permitted inside the Beastro.
When do the rides open? When are they closed?
The Zoofari Express and Conservation Carousel both open at 10 AM daily and run until Zoo closing depending on guest attendance. Both can close due to low attendance, inclement weather, or mechanical issues and maintenance.
The Zoofari Express cannot run when there is water, ice, or snow on the tracks.
The Conservation Carousel runs year-round, but guest attendance may impact the hours of operation.
For up to date ride operations, please call (801) 584-1700
Is there a place for guests to eat their lunch?
Yes. We have several open seating areas and tables on zoo grounds. These areas are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis.
Does Utah’s Hogle Zoo allow field trips?
Yes. Eligible schools can schedule a field trip for the spring or fall seasons on the Education Programs page. Field trips are subject to availability. Utah’s Hogle Zoo does not offer free field trips for homeschool students. Bus parking can be found in our north parking lot, across the street from the main entrance.
Is there a group discount?
Yes. There is a group discount for groups of 20 or more people who pay in the same transaction. Groups will receive $3 off the price of an adult ticket and $2 off the price of a child ticket. Children ages 2 and under do not count toward the 20 paying individuals.
How many animals will I see during the fall and winter?
The vast majority of the animals are acclimated to cold temperatures. The only animalsthat guests likely won’t see arethe Giraffes when temperatures are below 50 degrees. All other animals will be viewable outside or indoors. In fact, many of our big cats love colder temperatures and might be more active.
Does the zoo have wheelchairs available for rental?
Yes. We have both manual and electric wheelchairs for rent, along with strollers and wagons. Due to the limited availability, we are unable to reserve any of these items. Please see the “Rentals” page for pricing and more information.
Can I get a refund on my ticket due to inclement weather?
No, the Zoo does not offer rain checks or refunds due to inclement weather. If you have online tickets that haven’t been used, you can reschedule for another day by calling (801) 584-1700