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Topeka Zoo

Who We Are

The Topeka Zoo is accredited by the American Zoo & Aquarium Association, which assures excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors and a better future for all living things. The Zoo exists to strengthen the bond between people and the living earth by providing visitors with opportunities to:

  • Learn more about the natural world;
  • Increase scientific knowledge that benefits conservation
  • Support conservation of endangered animal populations and their habitat;
  • Participate actively in improving the quality of life in Kansas.


Mission Statement – The mission of the Topeka Zoological Park 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.

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What We Do

The Topeka Zoo volunteer program is fun and rewarding!

Do you love people, animals and our Zoo? Enjoy helping people from all walks of life? Would you love to share your knowledge of nature and animals with our guests? Join our crew of volunteers of outgoing and dependable people.  The Topeka Zoo is looking for people with a passion for education and conservation to help out as a Room Ranger in our Education Room, our Bug Zoo and many more volunteer opportunities! 

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Contact Information

Address Information
635 SW Gage Blvd
Topeka, KS 66606
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The front gate closes at 4:30 for the last admission) Monday through Sunday The Topeka Zoo is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The front gate closes for last admission at 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Jared Hitchens
Contact Title: Marketing Manager/Volunteer Development
Phone: 785-249-0835
Email: jaredh@fotz.org
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