Kansas City Zoo

6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, Missouri 64132

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6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, Missouri 64132
Weekdays: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Weekends: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Accessible:yes
Downtown/Midtown/Plaza
Animals, Zoos & More, KC Parent June 2020, Nature Centers & Gardens
$ (Under $40 for 4)
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    Jun 28, 2021

  • Best of June

    Experience the Best of Kansas City this summer with living history, thought-provoking exhibits, and family fun.

    May 31, 2021

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    May 14, 2021

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    Apr 28, 2021

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    Apr 27, 2021

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    Apr 20, 2021

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    Apr 19, 2021

  • Best of April

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    Mar 25, 2021

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    Mar 23, 2021

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    Mar 22, 2021

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    Feb 22, 2021

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    Feb 1, 2021

  • Welcome Nuniq, the Polar Bear to the Kansas City Zoo!

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    Nov 12, 2020

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    Nov 5, 2020

  • A Three-Day Weekend  Reunion

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    Nov 1, 2020

  • BEARY Exciting News at the Kansas City Zoo!

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    Oct 23, 2020

  • A Three-Day Weekend  Reunion

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    Sep 25, 2020

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    Sep 25, 2020

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    Apr 3, 2020

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    Mar 18, 2020

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    Best of March

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    Feb 27, 2020

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    Best of February

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    Jan 20, 2020

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    Dec 28, 2019

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    Nov 30, 2019

  • Best of December

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    Nov 24, 2019

  • Holiday Gifts That Keep on Giving

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    Nov 23, 2019

  • Best of November

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    Nov 4, 2019

  • Best of October

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    Sep 15, 2019

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    Sep 1, 2019

  • Best of September

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    Aug 20, 2019

  • Best of August

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    Jul 21, 2019

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    Jun 24, 2019

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    May 23, 2019

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    Oct 25, 2013

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    Jan 9, 2013

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    Oct 14, 2012

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    Jun 21, 2012

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    May 7, 2009

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    May 1, 2009