Plan Your Visit


The switching of Peak-Season Hours & Off-Season Hours coincides with the daylight savings time change.

We are open 7 days a week. Rolling Hills Zoo is closed only 4 days each year: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Off-Season Hours:
9 am - 4 pm

(November 6, 2022 - March 11, 2023)

Peak-Season Hours:
9 am - 5 pm

(March 12, 2023 - November 4, 2023)


Military Discount
Rolling Hills Zoo welcomes military personnel with a 15% admission discount, with proof of Military ID.

AAA Discount
RHZ welcomes AAA Members, and honors them with a 10% discount with their AAA Member Card.

AZA Zoo Reciprocity List

Did you know that as a Rolling Hills Zoo Member you could receive a discount at other AZA-accredited Zoos across the country?
One of the benefits of becoming a member of your local AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium is free or discounted admission to AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums that participate in the AZA Reciprocal Admissions Program.


Tram Rides
Tram ride fees do not include Zoo & Museum admission.

• Tram rides are $5 per person.
Trams run daily Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Labor Day - October 1st: Trams available Saturdays & Sundays only.
March 19 - Memorial Day: Trams available Saturdays & Sundays only.

• Private Tram rides are $7 per person. Minimum of 12 people.

• Golf Cart Tour is $12 per person, minimum of 3 people.

• Extended Trams are $10 per person, minimum of 12 people.

Private, Golf Cart & Extended Tours are available year-round (weather permitting), by reservation only, with 1 week advance notice. Make your reservations by contacting Danita at 785-827-9488 x115 or email

If you are needing a Tram Tour as part of your Group Event, please contact Kris at 785-827-9488 x114 or email

Rental Information

Wheelchair Rental: $10

Double Stroller: $10

Wagon: $10

Electric Scooters: $30
Your visit to Rolling Hills Zoo just got a little WILDER!
ScooterPals are fuzzy and fun electric scooters that will make your Zoo adventure even more memorable while providing a fun way to travel through the Zoo. Stop by our admission booth to learn more and find your adorable fur-wheelin’ ride through the zoo.‍
$5 Starting Fee + $.35 Per Minute

Dog Kennels
Traveling with your dog? Rolling Hills Zoo offers kennel service for your dog, free of charge, in an air-conditioned area, while you visit the Zoo & Wildlife Museum.

Picnic Area
The picnic area offers covered seating for about 200 guests on a first-come, first-served basis. It is equipped with restrooms, soft drink vending machines, and small playground for young children. You are welcome to stake out a picnic shelter area for your group, however the shelter is still open to the general public until 5:00 p.m.
Rolling Hills Zoo is KultureCity® Sensory Inclusive™ Certified. This means all staff at Rolling Hills Zoo is accepting and inclusive of ALL people with sensory needs.

KultureCity Sensory Bags are available rent free at Rolling Hills Zoo for guests with sensory needs to use during their visit.

Giraffe Feed Station

Come face-to-face with a giraffe while feeding them a delicious snack at the Giraffe Feed Station, open Friday - Monday, now through Labor Day weekend (September 4th). $5 per person. This experience is wet-weather and animal dependent - dependent upon the giraffes’ interest and whether or not they are “done for the day”.

For the health and safety of you, our staff and the giraffes, the following measures are in place.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for guests prior to the deck.
  • Hand sanitizer and the wash station is available to guests when exiting the experience.
  • No strollers or wagons are permitted onto the feeding deck.
  • Service animals are not permitted onto the feeding deck.  Service animals can be left with another member of your party while you participate in the feeding experience. Zoo staff cannot take responsibility for the animal.

Purchase Rolling Hills Zoo Gift Certificates!

Gift Certificates to Rolling Hills Zoo make the perfect gift for anyone - yourself and your family included! You can now purchase them with our online form! 

If you plan on purchasing Gift Certificates for multiple recipients, feel free to contact our Gift Shop at 785-827-9488 for assistance.

Zoo Map

Click on the image below to view the Zoo Map
Zoo Map

Elephant's Trunk Gift Shop

Specializing in merchandise for wildlife and nature enthusiasts, guests will find a wide variety of unique gifts and souvenirs. Items include plush animals, jewelry, educational toys, t-shirts, and much more! 

The Elephant's Trunk Gift Shop, located in the Wildlife Museum, is open year-round during regular Zoo & Museum hours.

Forgot to pick something up on your last visit? Contact the Gift Shop at 785-827-9488, and we can ship it to you! No visit to Rolling Hills Zoo would be complete without a stop at our awesome gift shop!

Custom Animal Art

Animal Art • ORDER ONLINE or in our Gift Shop!
You may now order unique Animal Art created by the animal artists of Rolling Hills Zoo online! Each Animal Art painting is unique, as each animal artist has their own style of creating a masterpiece.

Each art piece could take up to 2-3 weeks to create. Once the art is finished, we will notify you via email and/or phone. You may then choose to either pick it up during RHZ open hours, or have it shipped (extra S&H fee).

Overlook Restaurant

Hungry guests don't have far to go during their visit. The Overlook Restaurant is located in the heart of Rolling Hills, overlooking the beautiful zoo.

Our Menu
The Overlook menu includes grill items, ice cream, hot and cold drinks, and a host of other taste-tempting treats. 

Seating for up to 40 guests is available inside the restaurant, and up to 200 guests outside on the patio. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Where to Stay

The following Salina Hotels have partnered with RHZ by offering special rates and/or discounts for our guests. Upon check-in at one of these participating hotels, show your Rolling Hills Zoo admission receipt to receive their special zoo rate and/or discounts.

AmericInn by Wyndham - 1820 W. Crawford Street • 785-826-1711

Baymont Inn & Suites
- 1740 W. Crawford Street • 785-823-6900

Best Western Plus - 745 W. Schilling Road • 785-493-9800

Candlewood Suites - 2650 Planet Avenue • 785-823-6939

Comfort Suites South - 715 W. Schilling Road • 785-404-6944

Comfort Inn & Suites North - 1949 N. 9th Street • 785-515-2093

Country Inn & Suites - 2760 S. Ninth Street • 785-827-1271

Courtyard by Marriott - 3020 Riffel Drive • 785-309-1300

Days Inn (Near I-70) - 407 W. Diamond Drive • 785-823-9791

Fairfield Inn by Marriott - 2455 Virginia Drive• 785-515-5333

Hampton Inn by Hilton of Salina - 401 W. Schilling Road • 785-823-
Note: Enter "Hampton Inn Salina" for Hotel, and "Rolling Hills Zoo" for Company Name.

Hilton Garden Inn - 3320 S. Ninth Street • 785-309-0440

Holiday Inn - 3145 S. Ninth Street • 785-404-6767

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - 755 W. Diamond Drive • 785-404-3300

Homewood Suites by Hilton • Salina Downtown - 115 E. Mulberry Street • 785-515-2600
Note: Enter "Homewood Suites Salina" for Hotel, and "Rolling Hills Zoo" for Company Name.

Quality Inn & Suites - 2110 W. Crawford Street • 785-825-2111