Topeka - Friends of the Topeka Zoo

635 Southwest Gage Boulevard

Mission Statement: The mission of the Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center is to enrich the community through wildlife conservation and education.

Vision Statement: We believe what we do changes the world. Every choice we make saves the planet.


Sam LeVon

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
I don't know what these other reviews are talking about! The Topeka Zoo was awesome the time I went. Very affordable like a small zoo should be, but also a had a great variety of large and small animals. It is home to 2 Hippos (including a baby)! Not normal for a small town zoo to have these awesome creatures! Also home to Giraffes, Elephants, Tigers, Lions, Mountain Lions, a Black Bear, Gorillas, Orangutans (including a newborn), an Albino Crocodile, and much much more. That list is impressive for a big city zoo (No zoo in Chicago has Hippos or Elephants!), let alone the tiny city of Topeka! However, the most interesting thing about this zoo in my opinion was all the local and non typical zoo animals that it had. Things like skunks and leeches and about 5 different kinds of tarantulas! There is a freaky insect building and a pretty cool rain forest dome with free roaming Flamingos, Scarlet Macaws, and other birds.

Amanda Smith

Thursday, April 12, 2018
This is a wonderful zoo if you're looking for something to do for an hour or 2. Small enough even toddlers can walk the whole thing but enough animals and other things to do to be entertaining, even if you've been here 100 times! They are in the process of adding on right now which blocks the path to the lions but I'm excited to see all the new things this summer!


Monday, April 16, 2018
Cheapest zoo we have been to but the best bang for your buck! Very nicely kept. Clean animals. Nice staff. Very small and short! Very nice area!

Bhãskar Rãmarãju

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
When we were in Topeka, we used to visit Topeka Zoo pretty much every three months. Fun filled place. Clean and neat. Zoo has very great exhibits.

Ian Ballinger

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
The entire park makes for a great weekend for families. The zoo is really big considering the size of Topeka, and the surrounding Gage Park area is a great family area. When I was a kid my parents would take me on the train and have picnics here... good childhood memories made here.