Have you guys been to the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler lately?  My family made it to the zoo recently and I wondered why it had been so long since we've visited. The zoo first started in the late 1940s with less than 20 animals on 4 acres. Now the zoo is home to almost 2,000 animals sitting on 75 acres.

Hayes Caldwell is celebrating his 5oth year of service as the executive director at the zoo, and has done of great job carrying on what his uncle David King Caldwell started in his backyard so long ago.

The Caldwell Zoo habitats and exhibits include the African Savannah, North America, South America, African Aquarium, North American Herpetarium and the Wildbird Walkabout!

The Caldwell Zoo educates the public on conservation and has endangered amphibians, Grevy's Zebra, Rhinoceros and Attwater's prairie chickens.

The zoo has some new arrivals too. A beautiful red fox, Chilean flamingo hatchlings, Golden Tamarins, baby anteaters, Soemmerring's Gazelles and so much more!

Free parking is available for all zoo guests.

Zoo hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Exhibits close at 4:30 p.m).

General Admission

Caldwell Zoo members - FREE  * Members enjoy unlimited admission to the Zoo, as well as special members-only events and special offers. Remember to bring your card every visit!

Children 2 years and younger free - Children 3 to 12 $7.00 - Adults 13 to 54 $10.50 Seniors 55 and over $9.25

Groups of 15 or more are eligible for discounted group admission pricing. The group must pay as a single transaction to receive the discount. Call for special school rates.

Click here for a printable map of the Zoo.

2203 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75702