Plan Your Visit
If you have any questions or need more information on planning your visit, please feel free to contact us and we will help you in every way that we can.
Schools and Group Planning
The Washington Park Zoo is a great field trip to supplement in-class learning on a wide range of conservation and a great reward for a job well done.
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General Zoo Information
The Washington Park Zoo was founded in 1928, encompasses 15 acres on a hilly sand dune close to the lake, and is home to more than 200 animals. It is owned and operated by the City of Michigan City, Indiana.
NOTE: When the temperature falls below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, some animals, such as primates are brought inside. All animals at the Zoo have access to shelter where air conditioning and heating are provided during extreme weather.
The Washington Park Zoo is dedicated to providing fun recreational family experiences; and promoting the appreciation of wildlife through public display and educational programs, while meeting the biological and psychological needs of the animals in our care.