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. January 2 – March 9: 10am-5pm March 10 – May 26: 10am-5pm (early entry at 9am for members & ZAT ticket holders) May 27 – September 3: 10am-6pm (early entry at 9am for members & ZAT ticket holders) September 4 – October 31: 10am-5pm (early entry at 9am for members & ZAT ticket holders) November 1 – November 16: 10am-5pm November 17- January 1: PNC Festival of Lights – 10am-9pm (Sundays-Thursdays)/ 10am-10pm (Fridays-Saturdays) *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!