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Shopping and Dining

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.
Giftshop

Daily Hours:

  • October - December: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • January - February: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • March: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • April - September: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Dining

Our teams are trained on sustainable practices, source responsibly and provide management services to reduce carbon emissions, and champion sustainable resource usage to reduce food waste.

Giddy-Up Grill

Franklin Park Zoo's indoor/outdoor, 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 (including veggie option), fries, sandwiches, salads, pizza and many other kid-friendly foods. Guests can also make a purchase using our walk-up service window.

 Daily Hours:

  • October - December: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • January - February: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • March: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • April - September: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Kalaharikitchen Box

Kalahari Outpost

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

Hours:

Weather permitting
Mid-April - June 30: weekends, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
July - September 30:
daily, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Picnic FPZ

Picnic Areas

Bring your own food and have a snack at one of our many picnic spots throughout the Zoo.

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