• Sensory Notice

    Asia is coming to the Zoo! While this new continent is being built guests may hear the steady construction noise that can be loud at times. Sundays are typically quieter days as Asia construction normally stops on these days.


Event Dates

Included with Zoo admission

2024 Quiet Days

While the North Carolina Zoo is sensory-friendly every day, we understand that it can still be overwhelming for some of our guests on busier days. On Quiet Days at the Zoo, we offer a more sensory-friendly experience and invite everyone looking to visit the Zoo on a less crowded day. We will not allow reservations for large groups or field trips on these Quiet Days. We will also turn off all loud music and messaging at our entrances and throughout the Zoo.

Sensory bags are free for check out from the Guest Services Office or at Kidzone, and designated quiet areas are available and marked throughout the Zoo. Quiet sensory play experiences will also be open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in our Kidzone on these days.