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Aug 19 2018
4401 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, NC 27205
Parking is free

When you arrive at the N.C. Zoo, you will see that it has two regions, North America and Africa. Each region has its own parking lots and ticket booths. After you park your vehicle, please take note of the parking lot number or letter for easy return at the end of your visit. 

Both North America and Africa have designated parking lots for buses and RVs. For bus and RV parking look for designated signs in the North America and Africa regions.

The Zoo is open year round except Christmas Day.

9 A.M. - 5 P.M.

9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

In the event of severe weather, the Zoo's operating hours may change.   See the weather forecast for Asheboro, NC.  To plan your Zoo visit, please check the Zoo's homepage for updates or call 1-800-488-0444. 

Some of the North Carolina Zoo's animals, particularly the African species, are unable to tolerate very cold weather. For this reason, certain  animals may not be on exhibit if temperatures or wind-chill factors are below 45 degrees F. Precipitation can also impact animal-exhibit status. If temperatures exceed the 45-degree minimum, affected animals may be placed on exhibit later in the day. Animals in indoor exhibits are not impacted by temperatures and may be enjoyed by visitors year round.

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