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. September 3 – October 31: 10am-5pm (early entry at 9am for members & Adventure Ticket holders) November 1 – November 15: 10am-5pm November 16 – January 4: PNC Festival of Lights – 10am-9pm (Sundays-Thursdays)/ 10am-10pm (Fridays-Saturdays)January 2 – March 8: 10am-5pm March 9 – May 24: 10am-5pm (early entry at 9am for members & Adventure Ticket holders) May 25 – September 2: 10am-6pm (early entry at 9am for members & Adventure Ticket holders) *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!