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Directions and Parking
Getting to the Zoo

Directions and Parking

General Parking

North America Parking Lot and Entrance is open year-round.

Africa Parking and Entrance is open April - October.

  • Parking is free.
  • Guests can visit the entire Park from this entrance. Please see Park Map.

Accessible parking spaces are available with a valid license plate or hang tag. Wheelchairs, ECVs and strollers are available to rent  on a first-come, first-served basis at the gift shop located just inside the entrance.

Bus and RV Parking

In North America, please park buses in either lot "A" or the Solar Pointe parking area.

In Africa, please park buses in lot 1.

Individual vehicles should not park in the designated bus parking lots. Please park buses before unloading passengers.

Bus parking areas are also designated parking areas for RVs. RV parking areas are not equipped for overnight parking or camping. Please park RVs before unloading passengers.

EV charging station

Electric Car Charging Stations

The North Carolina Zoo now offers electric car charging stations at two locations in our North America parking lot. There are eight charging spaces in front of the Stedman Education Center and four charging spaces near the Solar Pointe picnic shelter.  Available on a first-come-first-served basis.


Public Transit

Take yourself out of the driver's seat and take advantage of the countless benefits of public transit!  PART is now offering service to the North Carolina Zoo on Monday -Friday.

Part Bus