Hours & Admission

Home to over 200 amazing animals – from anteater to zebu – Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, KS offers up-close views of amazing animals including wallaby, otters, leopards and a jumping, hooting array of primates.

Hours of Operation


Open seven days a week, 360 days a year.
The Zoo is closed Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Daily Zoo Hours

  • April through October: 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • November through March: Noon - 5:00pm
Sunset Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums; our commitment to the highest level of animal care and guest experience. 

Gift Shop


The Zoo's gift shop is open year round when the Zoo is open. Snacks are available for purchase in the gift shop.

Expedition Cafe


The Zoo's Expedition Cafe is open seasonally from March to November:


  • Current Hours: Open Weekends Only from 11am to 4:30pm
The cafe features a brand-new menu that includes burger and hot dog baskets, slushies, classic snacks like nachos and soft pretzels, sweet treats and more!

Admission


Daily Admission 

  • Adults (13+): $5 per person
  • Children (ages 3-12): $3 per person
  • Infants (2 & under): Free
  • Friends of Sunset Zoo Members: Free
  • Strollers are available to rent for $2 each and wagons for $1.
Discounts for seniors and members of the military offered 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. All service animals must be certified, easily identified by their vests and remain on a secure lead.