Food location hours & animal appearances vary by season. Please check the Zoo Today page for a complete listing of what will be open on the day of your visit! Operating Hours The Zoo is open January 1st – December 31st at 10am. The Zoo is closed on December 25 only. November 16 – January 4: PNC Festival of Lights – 10am-9pm (Sundays-Thursdays)/ 10am-10pm (Fridays-Saturdays) January 5 – March 13: 10am-5pm March 14 – May 22: 10am-5pm (early entry at 9am for members & Adventure Ticket holders) May 23 – September 7: 10am-6pm (early entry at 9am for members & Adventure Ticket holders) September 8 – October 31: 10am-5pm (early entry at 9am for members & Adventure Ticket holders) November 1 – November 20: 10am-5pm *PNC Festival of Lights is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve. The Zoo is closed all day on Christmas. Questions about your visit? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page for more information or contact us!