Hattiesburg Zoo – All You Need To Know (Animals and Map)

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The Hattiesburg Zoo, located in Forrest County, Mississippi, was established by the City of Hattiesburg. It is owned and operated by the Board of Park Commissioners for the City of Hattiesburg (a department of the City), under contract with Zoo Management Services, Inc.

Today the Hattiesburg Zoo is constantly growing. Named Best Travel Attraction of the Year by the Mississippi Tourism Association in 2017, the Zoo is also listed as the #1 thing to do in Hattiesburg by TripAdvisor. So what are you waiting for?

What To Do At Hattiesburg Zoo?

The zoo offers a variety of activities for visitors, including guided tours, educational programs, and animal encounters.

Activities at Hattiesburg Zoo include

  • MINING EXPEDITION
  • HIGH ROPES ADVENTURE COURSE
  • TRAIN RIDE
  • CAROUSEL RIDE
  • SPLASH PAD
  • BUG HUB
  • AUSTRALIAN WALLABY WALKABOUT
  • “TOUCH AFRICA” PETTING ZOO

What Animals Are At Hattiesburg Zoo?

The Hattiesburg Zoo is home to a variety of animals with over 100 species of animals including

  • Tiger
  • Tapir
  • Capybara
  • Zebras
  • Alpacas
  • Primates
  • Birds
  • Sloths
  • Reptiles
  • Flamingos
  • Servals
  • Porcupines
  • Fennec fox

Map Of Hattiesburg Zoo

Map Of Hattiesburg Zoo
Map Of Hattiesburg Zoo

Price To Enter Hattiesburg Zoo

Admission:
Children Under 2 | Free
Children (Ages 2-12) | $6
Adults (Ages 13-64) | $8
Seniors (65+) & Military | $7
College Student | $7
Groups (20+ Guests Tuesday-Friday) | $5 Children/$7 Adults
Parking | Free

Paid Extras:
Mining Sluice: Bags $5-$20
High Ropes Adventure Course: $6-$13 (Height requirements apply. Closed on Tuesdays)
Train: $3
Carousel: $2
Stroller Rental: $5

Hours: Monday–Thursday: Closed
Friday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Saturday:1 0 AM – 4 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Closed: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas & Christmas Eve, New Year’s Day

Address: 107 S 17th Ave Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Phone: (601) 545-4576

The History of Hattiesburg Zoo

The 40 acres (16 ha) for Kamper Park was donated to the Daughters of the Confederacy by John Kamper in 1902, and was given in turn to Hattiesburg in 1908 for a public park. The zoo was opened on about 12 acres (4.9 ha) of the 40-acre (16 ha) park in 1950.

Website: Hattiesburg Zoo

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