• Washington Park Zoological Society

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    115 Lake Shore Drive
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 873-1510
    (219) 873-1539 (fax)
    Hours:
    April 1st through Oct 31st 10:00am to 4:00pm- Last entry an hour before

    About Us

    The Washington Park Zoo founded in 1928, encompasses 9 acres on a hilly sand dune and located near the southern shore of beautiful Lake Michigan. The zoo exhibits more than 90 species originating read more
    • About

      The Washington Park Zoo founded in 1928, encompasses 9 acres on a hilly sand dune and located near the southern shore of beautiful Lake Michigan. The zoo exhibits more than 90 species originating throughout the world. The animals are exhibited in natural settings, surrounded by botanical plantings. Among the exhibits are Bengal tigers, Cotton top tamarins, American alligators, Grizzly bear, Grey Wolves, Ring-tailed lemurs, River otters, Bald eagles, and more.

      Some of the other zoo highlights are the Discovery Center that exhibits some of the cold-blooded creatures including lizards, snakes, and frogs. The Australian Adventure which is a walk through aviary featuring over 250 colorful free flying parakeets and the Red barn exhibit housing the miniature domestic horses, donkeys, pigs, and goats. The zoo also has many unique historical WPA walkways and buildings, including the 70 foot tall observation tower and education Rotary Castle. Connecting Wildlife to You at the Washington Park Zoo!

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      • Shawne Sheldon
        115 Lake Shore Drive
        Michigan City, IN 46360
        Phone: (219) 873-1510
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