Hours & Admission

Spring/Summer Hours
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily
(Spring/Summer dates April 1 - October 31)

Fall/Winter Hours

12 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily
(Fall/Winter dates November 1 - March 31)

We will continue to maintain quality health precautions to ensure public safety from COVID-19.


Home to over 150 amazing animals – from anteater to wallaby – Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, KS offers up-close views of amazing animals including wallaby, otters, leopards and a jumping, hooting array of primates.

Days of Operation:

Open Daily in the Spring/Summer  9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 April 1 until October 31

Winter Hours 12 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. begin Nov. 1 - March 31

The Zoo is closed Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Sunset Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums; our commitment to the highest level of animal care and guest experience. 

Gift Shop

OPEN 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily until winter hours begin November 1. Gift shop winter hours are 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Zoo's gift shop is open year round when the Zoo is open. Snacks are available for purchase in the gift shop.

Expedition Café

The Café features a brand-new menu that includes burger and hot dog baskets, slushies, classic snacks like  nactos and soft pretzels, yogurt,  Dippin' Dots and more! 


Daily Admission 

Double strollers are available to rent for $5.25 each, single strollers for $4.25 each, and wagons for $3.25 each. Purchase at Gift Shop. 

*sales tax will be added to admission rate and all booth rentals.

Discounts for seniors and members of the military offered only on annual memberships. 

Group Rates & School Visits

Half-price admission is available for groups of 20 people or more with two weeks advance notice required. Additional discounts for school groups and 501c3 non-profits available. Learn more about group and school visitsSpecial programming is also available to enhance your visit.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at Sunset Zoo and we appreciate any advance notice, but it is not required.