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Fresno Chaffee Zoo

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Open today: 08:30 - 16:30
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Loved this zoo!

Enjoyed all the attractions, and especially the savanna! Beautifully done! It gave the appearance... read more

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Mary Ellen D
Tucson, Arizona
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African Exibit

we were amazed ! It is absolutely exceptional ! Fresno should be really proud of this exibit. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fresno, California
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894 W Belmont Ave, Fresno, CA 93728-2807
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed all the attractions, and especially the savanna! Beautifully done! It gave the appearance that all those animals were wandering around together. Kudos to the designer!

Thank Mary Ellen D
Reviewed 4 days ago

we were amazed ! It is absolutely exceptional ! Fresno should be really proud of this exibit. It is like walking into another world. Good Job.

Thank heymon32414
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chaffee Zoo is surprisingly pretty nice for a little zoo in the Central Valley. It's definitely worthwhile for families with kids. It's crowded, hot, and dusty though. Wear tennis shoes! Side note: the Zoo Half Marathon does not spend much time in the zoo-...More

Thank Katy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the zoo for my birthday. It wasn't crowded because school was still in session. We had to see the African Adventure. It was amazing! Be sure to have your lunch in the restaurant there. You'll feel like you're RIGHT THERE with the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a great visit with friends and family ealier this year. The park was clean amd well-kept. It was not crowded, and we attended on a weekday. Feeding the giraffes was our favorite part! We will definitely be back, and will bring out of...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Fresno Chaffee zoo has immensly improved over the last 5 years. There are many diverse species to visit. They offer a wide variety of activities for children. The cafe in the African Adventure has great food, plenty of options at a decent price. A...More

Thank rrachet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresno is Chaffee zoo is not in the most desirable part of Fresno however the zoo is very nice they been doing a lot of improvements lately with all the normal large zoo animals in pretty realistic natural settings a petting zoo And A tidal...More

Thank DeepSeaSteve
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our grandchildren (5 and 4) love coming to this gem of a place, and appeared to know their way around, which was just as well, as the maps and directions were not too clear. However, the animals looked content, well nourished, in comfortable surroundings. Refurbished...More

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a day (9am-4pm) last week on July-2 there with our 6 year old. - We all loved the zoo. - Even in hot weather, the zoo has shade all around - you still get exposed to hot sun but not too bad -...More

Thank M S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you haven't been here for a while you are in for a treat! They have updated and remodeled so much in the last couple years. The newest and most impressive additions have included Sea Lion cove, an otter habitat, the new African Safari with...More

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Dan S
6 July 2018|
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Response from Mdwaugh2001 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! We rented a stroller during our visit.
24 March 2018|
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Response from Aimz74 | Reviewed this property |
No you cannot get a snake placed on you in the zoo they are kept behind glass. There is a reptile store in north Fresno that does allow you to touch different animals though.
12 February 2018|
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Response from 6amaggs | Reviewed this property |
Adults $10.00, 2-11 $5.50 and seniors 62 and older $5.50..