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Horn and Antlers

horns and antlers
Observe deer and pronghorn on the horn and antler deck.

Staying Alive

Variety is the key to survival.  Each animal has some secrets for survival.  Compare your skills and senses with the animals.

Lagoon Overlook

Watch colorful native waterfowl and wading birds.  You can also get a close up view of the bison across the water through the telescope. 

Wildlife Aviary

wildlife aviary
Enjoy a nature walk through Kansas.  From marsh to forest it features birds in free flight and American Beavers.

Discovery Center

discovery center
Education programs are held here and you can also find the black footed ferret.

Animals and Man

goat web
Meet a few of our more domestic species of animals.   

Prairie Inhabitors

prairiedog exhibit
This exhibit features prairie dogs and a sample of the countless creatures that visitor their towns.  Children can view the prairie dogs through a specially designed tunnel to safety get up close to these timid creatures.

Wild Habitat Building

wild habitat building
This complex of exhibits represents different separate wildlife habitats.

Dino Dig

dino slide
There are lots of fun and exciting things for kids to do in our Dinosaur Dig area at the Hutchinson Zoo. Kids can uncover dinosaur fossils or slide down the slide.

All Aboard the Prairie Thunder Railroad


Stop By Our Gift Store

gift store
Adult - $1.50   
Children under 12 - $1.00   
Seniors 65 & up - $1.00   
Age 2 and under are free with paid adult   
Groups of 20 - $1.00 each

Be sure to call ahead to make sure the train is operational - we rely on volunteers to staff the train.  620-694-2693
A wide variety of gifts, apparel, toys, books, games, snacks and beverages, gift certificates and reciprocal zoo memberships, and lots more.  Be sure to stop in during your visit to the zoo.