Watch what to expect at
Fresno Chaffee Zoo!

Fresno Chaffee Zoo logo

Watch with your family as Junior and his parents explore the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Show your kiddos what to expect, talk about any concerns, and plan around any potential sensory sensitives.


Plan with 'Insider Tips'

Prepare best by knowing when, where and how to go.

Sensory Scale uses 1 – 10 scoring, with 10 being maximum sensory input.

How loud
How much walking
How many people
How many hours to stay

Get an early start to your day and begin your adventure when the park opens at 9 am. Cooler temps and less crowds… perfect!

Did you know that the staff at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo has received additional training on autism and other developmental disabilities? Need headphones or special accommodations? Just ask and they’ll be happy to assist!

The Zoo is always improving and you may see construction while you visit. For up to date information check the Zoo’s website. Try to guess what is coming!

Purchase your tickets online, or invest in a membership to be utilized for unlimited visits for a year, and use the shorter lines!

Have an animal enthusiast?! Find the ‘Keeper Chat’ and ‘Bird Show’ schedule online before you go, or posted daily in the Zoo entrance, and learn from the experts. Questions welcome!

With a petting zoo, multiple play areas, rocks to climb and bronze animal statues to touch – this place could not be more kid friendly! Your lil’ explorer will love it!


Go with our Pal Guide

Use our step-by-step approach that breaks down your adventure into steps.

Assistive communication icons help you communicate what you need and how you feel.

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