Important: In preparation for our annual Run Wild event, Franklin Park Zoo will close at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 6. General admission tickets will be sold through 3:30 p.m.

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Shopping and Dining

Giftshop

Shopping

 

Discover some wild finds at the Things Wild Gift Shop. Plush toys, games, apparel, and much more are available year round.

Forget something? Our gift shop’s got all the essential items, like umbrellas, sunscreen, batteries and water bottles.

Hours:
April 1 through September 30: weekdays, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., weekends, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
October 1 through December 3: daily, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
January 1 through March 31: daily, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


 

Dining

 

Giddy Up Grill

Giddy-Up Grill

Franklin Park Zoo's indoor, southwestern-themed Giddy-Up Grill concession stand (open year round) offers delicious treats for the whole family. The grill serves a selection of wraps, burgers, fries, sandwiches, salads, pizza and many other kid-friendly foods.
Hours:
April 1 through September 30, weekdays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., weekends: 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

October 1 through December 3, daily: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
January 1 through March 31, daily: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


 

Kalaharikitchen Box

Kalahari Kitchen

At the seasonal Kalahari Kitchen guests can find hamburgers, hotdogs, and other morsels fresh off the grill.

Open daily, April 1 through September 30, weather permitting.

 


 

 

Dippindots FPZ

“Grab & Go” Snack Stands

Check out one of our seasonal food stands, located throughout the Zoo, to grab a tasty treat on the go.

Open daily, April 1 through September 30, weather permitting.


 

 

Picnic FPZ

Picnic Areas

There are plenty of outdoor picnic tables where you can bring your own food to the Zoo and eat.