Kids & Family
Kansas City Zoo
About Kansas City Zoo
The Kansas City Zoo, with its world-class exhibits and exceptional programs, attracts visitors from around the world and families from close to home. The Kansas City Zoo connects all people to each other and the natural world to promote understanding, appreciation, and conservation.
The Kansas City Zoo was honored in “America’s Best Zoos 2008” as one of the top 60 zoos in the United States and was ranked No. 1 in the nation for “African Animals and Exhibits.” It ranked in the top 10 in the nation for “Australian Animals and Exhibits” and for “Pachyderms: Elephants, Rhinos, Hippos.” In addition, famed ape expert Jane Goodall complimented that Kansas City has “one of the finest chimpanzee exhibits in North America.” In fact, “America’s Best Zoos 2008” ranked the Kansas City Zoo as the No. 1 zoo in the nation to see both chimpanzees and kangaroos.