Expedition Asia

Expedition AsiaConserve and Celebrate the Wonder of Asia 

Once complete, Expedition Asia will provide guests with a world-class experience; immersing community members within the animals’ native forest habitat. Numerable vantage points and animal encounters will greet guests as they wind through iconic Asian architecture and landscaping to rediscover everything they love about these amazing animals.

Total estimated cost to design and build: $4.8 million (as of Jan. 2020)
Estimated timeline to begin construction: 2020*
*dependent on success of fundraising efforts

  • Better care for our animals and guests.

    Expedition Asia will strengthen Sunset Zoo's ability to provide modern animal care and guest experience. Learn about the need.
  • A design that moves the Zoo forward.

    Expedition Asia is more than just a facelift; it will revitalize this portion of the zoo.
    Check out the design in full detail.
  • Tigers, sloth bears, leopards, oh my!

    This project will give you a front-row seat to connect with amazing animals. Learn more about them.
  • Join the expedition, donate now to Expedition Asia.

    Your tax-deductible gift builds upon a legacy of community engagement at Sunset Zoo and ensures excellence with animal care and guest experiences. Donate now to Expedition Asia.

Become an Expedition Leader

Several levels of naming opportunities are available with Expedition Asia, as well as the ability to pledge major gifts over multiple years. To find out how you can be a part of this transformational project, contact Melissa Kirkwood, Marketing and Development Officer, at 785-587-2737 or melissa.kirkwood@cityofmhk.com.