Audubon Zoo's Cool Zoo and Lazy River


Audubon Zoo is offering a discount when their Cool Zoo and Gator Run Lazy river open for the 2017 season! The new Zoo + Cool Zoo Combo ticket is $29.95 for adults (13-64), $24.95 for children (2-12) and $26.95 for seniors (65+). Just in time for spring break, the Zoo’s popular water attractions will be open daily from April 14 through April 23 before switching to a weekends-only schedule from April 29 to May 26.

2017 Open Dates:

    April 14 - April 23 (Spring Break)
    April 24 - May 26 (Open Weekends Only)
    May 27 - August 11 (Open 7 Days a Week)
    August 12 - September 4 (Open Weekends Only)
    Open Monday, September 4 in honor of Labor Day

*Cool Zoo/Gator Run is subject to close temporarily during inclement weather.

Gator Run includes showers, restrooms, lockers, outdoor seating, a private area for nursing mothers and "Gator Bites,' serving a menu of pizza and other food and beverage items Just like Cool Zoo, the water in the lazy river can be heated when necessary.

Back for its third year, the lazy river offers Zoo visitors the option to cool down by floating atop an inner tube along a course that measures 750 linear feet in length. Three feet deep and 10 feet wide, the lazy river features two sand beaches and water cannons that can shower visitors as they float by.

Rafts are included in the admission price for Gator Run. Anyone under 48 inches will need a life jacket supplied by Audubon Zoo.No outside food or beverage is allowed in Cool Zoo or Gator Run. Visitors can bring their own towels or purchase them at the Cool Shop.

Cool Zoo returns with all it favorite features: the alligator water slide, the spider monkey soaker, water-spitting snakes and shady spots for grown-ups.

Regular admission to Cool Zoo, including Gator Run, is $10 for Audubon Nature Institute members and $12 for non-members, plus Audubon Zoo admission.

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