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North Carolina Zoological Park

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Facility:North Carolina Zoological Park
Description:With more than 500 acres in its African and North American continental regions, this Zoo is a place of wonder and discovery. It is the country's largest and finest walk-through natural habitat zoo. It was the first zoo designed from its inception as a natural-habitat zoo, which means that the animals and plants in its exhibits are seen in settings that closely resemble the habitats in which they would live in the wild. Its 37-acre African Plains exhibit alone is as large as many entire zoos
A D D R E S S
Address 1:4401 Zoo Pkwy
Address 2:
City:Asheboro
State/Province:NC
Zip Code:27205-1425
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Telephone:1 (800) 488-0444
Website:http://www.nczoo.org/
R E V I E W S
Bobbie W, Co-op Member
This is a fun zoo to visit. They have it seperated into different regions. You can start out in Africa and walk to North America. It is a long hike though so if you are taking small children bring a stroller.
Lisa B., Co-op Member
Awesome zoo! Be sure you can spend all day because it is big. And wear comfy shoes. As with most zoos, it is better to go when it's not so hot, to have the best chance of seeing more animals. Most are in "natural" habitats and can be hard to see if they are trying to hide from the heat.
Caroline C., Co-op Member
This is a terrific zoo, with a very natural setting. Lots of shade, but still quite hot in the summer. If you park at Africa, most of your trip is downhill, and you can take a shuttle back to the parking lot when you reach the end. We rarely are able to do the whole zoo in one day though, so be sure to check the map online and know where the animals are that you want to visit. The new kids play area is also a great way for the kids to burn off some energy.
TONIA SMITH, Co-op Member
I HAVE BEEN GOING TO THIS ZOO EVER SINCE I WAS A YOUNG GIRL. I LOVE IT. NOW MY CHILDREN ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS I DO. THE EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR HOMESCHOOL ARE WONDERFUL AND THE INSTRUSTORS ARE VERY WELL EDUCATED. WE HAVE LEARNED ALOT FROM THE DIFFERENT STATIONS. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE. THANK YOU
B. Hargett, Co-op Member
It almost felt like we were in Africa when we were in the Africa section of this zoo. The spaces for the animals are huge, and the animals were in the distance, but we saw them. We watched the elephants roll in the mud and the giraffes run. Up to that point, we had been used to a crowded city zoo where the elephant stood in an enclosure of cement blocks, no grass, and an uninviting water source. The change was delightful.

The best way to see the animals is to walk the five miles of trails. Watch the weather; wear comfortable shoes and hats in the summer; and bring strollers and binoculars. Check out the website before you go for a guide as the animal status boards, feeding times (when animals are most active and viewable), and keeper talks. They have a list of prohibited items, some of which might surprise you, so be sure to read that before you go. (Found under zoo rules on nczoo.org)

The park offers free in-park tram and bus service and a shuttle between the two parking lots, nice for the end of a long day!
Mrs. Crickon, Co-op Member
This is my favorite zoo! It does seem to go faster if you start in Africa. They've added an exhibit where you can feed the giraffes. There are limited hours so check the website for times. You can also get free admission for your homeschooled kids and 1 adult. You must call ahead at least 2 weeks, in "prime" season(the cooler weather of fall and spring) call ahead as soon as you know when you want to go, as there are a limited number of homeschool passes per day.
There are junctions placed throughout that are placed at just the right places to stop and hit the bathroom and refill on drinks.
It is very big so plan to get there soon after opening to allow you to see everything.
Christina Cooper, Co-op Member
I have been to the NC Zoo multiple times and am now getting to experience it as a homeschooling mother of two. I love how educational this field trip is for my children and they enjoy a day of learning outside of the home. If you haven't been to the NC Zoo, I recommend going. Also, if you have a licensed NC homeschool, one educator and your children can get free admission. Free+educational= win win!!!
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