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.

Peak-Season Hours:
9 am - 5 pm

(March 10, 2024 - November 2, 2024)

Off-Season Hours:
9 am - 4 pm

(November 3, 2024 - March 8, 2025)


Adults: $15
Seniors (Ages 65+): $14
Children (Ages 3-12): $9
Children (2 & under): FREE

Military Discount

Rolling Hills Zoo welcomes military personnel with a 15% admission discount Military ID required.

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


Tram Rides
$5 Per Person
(Not included with Zoo & Museum admission)

Tram Ride Schedule
Trams run daily Memorial Day (end of May) - Labor Day (beginning of September)

Labor Day - October 31st: Saturdays & Sundays Only

No Tram Service during the Winter.

Mid-March - Memorial Day: 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 (not available during the off-season), 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.

KultureCity Certified

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring snacks and a cooler with beverages into the Zoo?
You are welcome to bring snacks for the little ones and a cooler with beverages into the Zoo, but please no glass bottles for the safety of our guests an animals. If you're bringing a picnic lunch, we ask that you enjoy it in our Picnic Shelter located on the north end of the Zoo's parking lot.

Can I bring my dog into the Zoo?
If your dog is not licensed or trained as a service dog, they are not allowed into the Zoo or Museum for the health and safety of our animals. For the safety of your pet, we offer FREE dog kenneling during your visit to RHZ. Please do not leave your dog in the car or tied up outside during your visit.

Can I bring a wagon for my kids at the Zoo?
Yes, you can bring your own wagon for your kids to ride during your Zoo visit. If you do not have one, we have wagons available to rent for $10.

Do you rent electronic scooters or wheelchairs?
Yes, we do! Electronic scooters rent for $30 and wheelchairs rent or $10.

I would like to volunteer at the Zoo. What do I need to do?
You can check out all of our Volunteer Opportunities by going to our Volunteer Page and filling out an application there. Or, you may contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Kris Bell for more information at 785-827-9488 ext. 114

Are the trams running now?
Yes, trams run every Saturday and Sunday mid-March through Memorial Day. After Memorial Day, trams run every day through Labor Day Weekend. Tram bands are $5 per person and allows for you to ride all day and get on and off as many times as you'd like throughout the day!

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

AZA Zoo Reciprocity List

Did you know that as a Rolling Hills Zoo Member you could receive a discount at other AZA-accredited Zoos?

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.

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).

Where to Stay

The following Salina hotels have partnered with Rolling Hills Zoo to offer you great hospitality during your stay in Salina. When making your reservation or checking in, make sure to ask if they offer a special rate or discount with your Rolling Hills Zoo admission receipt. 

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

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

Hampton Inn by Hilton of Salina - 401 W. Schilling Road • 785-823-

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

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