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Hogle Zoo

Salt Lake City's Most Popular Family Attraction

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Hogle Zoo
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Hogle Zoo was founded in 1911 with five kinds of birds, two foxes, two squirrels and a pair of monkeys. Its first location was in Liberty Park. Today, the zoo is located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon and is home to several hundred animals from all over the world.

The zoo is popular year round and is Salt Lake City's most visited family attraction. It's an affordable family outing, especially for those who have a yearly membership. Three of the zoo's newest and most interesting exhibits are the Elephant Encounter, completed in 2004, Asian Highlands, completed in 2006, and Rocky Shores, completed in 2012.

Currently, the east end of Hogle Zoo is undergoing construction, with a new African Savanna exhibit scheduled to open in 2014. The zoo's popular train is closed until construction is finished.

One of the zoo's best yearly events is Zoolights, featuring more than a million holiday lights in an animated animal-themed display. Another fun Hogle Zoo tradition is the bird show, performed daily throughout the summer. The zoo hosts a variety of interesting educational and fund-raising events throughout the year.

Contact Information

2600 East Sunnyside Avenue
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
801-582-1631

Hours

9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. March 1-Oct. 31 (last admission at 5 p.m.)
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 31-Feb. 28 (last admission at 4 p.m.)

Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day, limited hours day of Zoo Rendezvous fundraiser

Driving Directions, Public Transit and Parking

Sunnyside Avenue can be accessed from Foothill Boulevard and is located at about 850 South. The zoo is at 2600 East. The zoo has plenty of free parking on site.

Click here for a map to Hogle Zoo

Utah Transit Authority Trip Planner

Prices

Regular Admission (Oct. 1-April 30)

Adults: $9.75
Seniors (65 and older): $7.75
Children (3 to 12): $7.75
Children 2 and younger: Free

Summer Admission (May 1-Sept. 30)

Adults: $12.75
Seniors (65 and older): $9.75
Children (3 to 12): $9.75
Children 2 and younger: Free

The zoo accepts cash, American Express, VISA, Mastercard and Discover cards.

Zoo membership details and pricing

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