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.


Shopping and Dining


Giftshop Box



Peacock Place Gift Shop, located across from the river otter exhibit, offers unique gifts and souvenirs for animal lovers of all ages.

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.
During our ZooLights event: daily, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Picnic Box



The Safari Grill offers a selection of wraps, sandwiches, burgers, fries, pizza and many other kid-friendly foods.

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 March 31: closed for the season, with the exception of our ZooLights event, during which the grill is open daily, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Peacock Place Gift Shop sells snacks and beverages year-round.

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