Open 7 Days a Week, 9:00am – 4:00pm
The Rainforest Grill is the perfect way to cool off on warm summer days! Step inside and relax in the A/C in our dining room with an ice cold Coca-Cola, Dippin’ Dots, or Forest Freeze. After exploring the hills of Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden, you’ve surely worked up an appetite. Try the kid favorite chicken tenders, cheeseburger, pizza, or grilled cheese, all made fresh to order. Healthy options include salads, fruit cups, and deli sandwiches, and if you’re looking for a quick grab and go snack, popcorn, soft pretzels, nachos, or French fries are just a few of the many stack offerings available at the Rainforest Grill. For adults, we also offer a variety of alcoholic beverages which can be consumed as you explore zoo grounds.
Whatever you’re craving, we’ve got just what you need to fuel up.
Members receive a 10% discount on all Rainforest Grill purchases when they present their membership card (excludes alcohol).
All major credit cards accepted.
Carousel Concessions Cart
Open Weekends Memorial Day — Labor Day (weather permitting): 11:00a—3:00p
Located next to the Engelbrecht Carousel
The perfect rest stop as you explore the zoo’s rolling hills, the Carousel Concessions Cart offers the just what you need to recharge before continuing your adventure through Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden. Hot dogs, a variety of ice cold bottled beverages, bagged chips, and frozen treats are available.
All major credit cards accepted.
Wild Rivers Trading Co. Gift Shop
Open Daily 9am – 5pm (Members receive a discount on certain purchases)
Visa, Mastercard, and Discover cards are accepted.
No Zoo trip is complete without a stop at the gift shop. Whether you’re shopping for the holidays, snagging a birthday gift, or just need that perfect souvenir, the Wild Rivers Gift Shop is sure to have something for everyone!
Electric Mobility Scooter
$20 per day + tax – Currently Unavailable Available for rent on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to the popularity of these rentals, we are unable to guarantee availability and these cannot be reserved in advance. Must be 18 years and older and must leave a valid driver’s license or ID. 400-pound weight limit.
KultureCity Sensory Bags
KultureCity Sensory bags are available for checkout at the front gate. Sensory bags include various items to help those who may have sensory needs. Items include: Sound dampening headphones, various fidget devices, a lanyard, a needs card. A weighted lap blanket is also available upon request. This service is available free of charge. Simply submit your Photo ID to the front gate to check out a bag. Your ID will be returned to you once the bag is returned to the front gate.
Single – $5 + tax
Double – $6 + tax
Available for rent on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to the popularity of these rentals, we are unable to guarantee availability and these cannot be reserved in advance.
Rides and Attractions
Tokens for Attractions are available for purchase | $1 ea.
Feedings are 11a — 3p Daily while supplies last.
Get as close as possible to some of the coolest african natives! For only a couple tokens, you can feed a giraffe some of their favorite treats!
2 tokens per person per feeding
Giraffe feedings are weather dependent. Check front entry signage for information each day.
Open Daily May-September, 10am-4pm
Entry is free, but guests are encouraged to purchase feed sticks for 2 tokens per feed stick to enhance their experience.
Ever wanted to go inside an exhibit with an animal? Well now you can! The Budgie Walkabout gives you the opportunity to be INSIDE the exhibit with hundreds of colorful birds native to Australia!
Open Daily 10am – 4pm
2 tokens per person per ride
1 Handicapped Accessible Chariot
2 Tokens for ALL DAY ( Zoo members ride free)
2 tokens per person per ride Temporarily Closed*