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Jun 12

Sunset Zoo Springing into Summer Hours

Posted on June 12, 2018 at 11:10 AM by Kristen Isch

March 15, 2018 – Sunset Zoo is springing into Summer Hours early this year! Starting Saturday, March 17th, Sunset Zoo will be open starting at 9:30am and will close at 5:00pm. The 9:30am to 5pm hours of operation will run until November 1st, 2018.
“Traditionally the switch to Summer Hours takes place April 1st. The past few years we have heard from guests that we operated on Summer Hours during spring break so they had more time to enjoy the Zoo with their family. We are thrilled to be able to meet this need and open earlier for all our valued guests,” said Courtney Dehn, Guest Services Manager.
The Zoo’s seasonal concession stand, Expedition Café, will also be open starting March 17th. Expedition Café will be open every day of spring break, and will then switch to weekends only until summer. The Café is open from 11am until 4:30pm.
Also during spring break week, the Zoo’s Education Department will host Adventure Camp Adventure camp provides nature-base programming to K-2 grade youth. The program runs all spring break week, 9:30am to 5pm and allows kids to engage in a variety of science, history, and animal topics while having fun at the Zoo. Registration is still available and more info can be found at under Education. Space is limited and the program is first come, first serve.
Along with the hours of operation switch, Sunset Zoo is kicking off the special event season with a series of spring events. This includes Community Appreciation Day on March 24th where all guests will receive free admission into Sunset Zoo. The Zoo’s Earth Day celebration will be Party for the Planet and will be hosted April 21st. A full special events calendar and more information can be found on Sunset Zoo’s website under ‘Events’.
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For more information about Sunset Zoo, visit or call 785.587.APES. Sunset Zoo is located at 2333 Oak Street near the Manhattan High School West Campus. Home to over 250 animals and accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, the Zoo is committed to inspiring the conservation of our natural world.