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Chaffee Zoo at Fresno, California

Fresno Chaffee Zoo

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894 W Belmont AveFresnoCalifornia 93728
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Fresno Chaffee Zoo Adventures

Let your wild side out at Fresno's premier animal adventure park. The zoo is home to 125 species of birds, mammals and reptiles, including Northland green geckos and Southern tent tortoises. You'll be dazzled by the Winged Wonders bird show, or chat with zoo keepers at one of their animal talks. Annual events, zoo camps, and exciting animal exhibits make this family friendly attraction not to be missed.


Hours -

April 1 to October 14, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; October 15 to March 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Christmas Day

Admission -

Adults $7, Children/Seniors $3.50, Members free

Best Attraction -

Stingray Bay and Sea Lion Cove


  • All new giraffe feeding station
  • Have a "touching" experience at Stingray Bay
  • Catch the Winged Wonders bird show
  • Be part of the pride, pack, and herd with the new African Adventures
  • Immerse yourself in the award-winning Sea Lion Cove
  • Excavate fossils at Dino Digs
  • Interact with a variety of California critters on the Valley Farm
  • Hop around to the Roo Walkabout featuring animals from the Australian Wild

Adopt-An-Animal Program

Can't get enough of the zoo's fascinating animals? When you participate in the Adopt-an-animal program, you can sponsor a Fresno Chaffee Zoo animal. As a new adopter, you'll receive a fact sheet about your animal, two admission tickets to the annual Zoobilation party, and your name proudly displayed on the adoption board.

How To Become A Member

The zoo's collection of playful animals, reptiles, and birds are sure to make you want to return over and over again. Why not become a zoo member and gain unlimited admission during regular zoo hours? As a member, you'll enjoy discounts on Breakfast with the Animals, subscription to ZooNews and exclusive invitations to annual events. Apply online.


  • How long should I expect to be at the zoo?

    There's so much to do at the Chaffee Zoo that you'll probably run out of time. A better way to make sure you see all the exhibits and animals on your list is to check out the zoo's online map before you arrive. That way, you'll know exactly where to find popular exhibits like Sunda Forest, Tropical Rain Forest and Sea Lion Cove.
  • Where can I hang out and grab a bite?

    If you're craving a light snack or delicious lunch, head to Safari Cafe or Nosara Grille, featuring juicy burgers, fries, and refreshing sodas. Thirsty? On warmer days, bring your own canteen and fill up at one of the many drinking fountains scattered throughout the park

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