Sunset Zoo Reopening Details

Now Open Daily 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We are ready to open to the public as an outdoor park only for all to enjoy! 

There will be several phases of operation as we have worked to keep our guests, staff, and animals safe.

A special note to our members, we value you and have missed you. We welcome you back first as a valued member and will be honoring the time you lost as a member this year with an extension in your membership. 

For all guests, members and non-members alike, please use the tabbed information below to stay informed on how we at Sunset Zoo are maintaining safe guidelines during our reopening phases.

Please use this link for the map full view with a QR Code. 

Map_Reopening Phase 2

Friends of Sunset Zoo Membership Information

Please consider purchasing a membership online. This will accelerate your entrance and minimize contact between individuals.

Purchase memberships here:


Note: Memberships have been extended for the same duration that we were closed. Memberships that expired in that time period are still valid. You can still use your current card with an old expiration date.

We are currently working to update your membership expiration date through our database. For questions about this extension please email our Membership Coordinator.

Donations make a difference for us.

Especially during these extraordinary circumstances, we count on our members and their support. Should you wish to make a donation to us you are always able to do so at Sunset Zoo directly or online. Online donations support our Expedition Asia project, the Zoo's largest expansion effort to rediscover tigers, sloth bears, and leopards. You can also make a donation to other Zoo related programs by mailing or bringing a check to Sunset Zoo. Information about our donation opportunities is provided on our homepage. If you have any questions please contact us. 

  1. Hours of Operation
  2. Social Distancing

Tickets may be purchased at the gate for the following admission times to Sunset Zoo:

Sunset Zoo will be OPEN daily from 9:30 a.m - 3:00 p.m. 

During this time social distancing guidelines and sanitizing will be done by our staff to keep our visitors safe. 

Tickets are only valid on the date of purchase. 

We strongly encourage debit and credit card purchases to avoid the handling of cash.

Dates and times are subject to change. We will be following all guidelines set forth by Riley County and the City of Manhattan.