Nevada Zoological & Botanical Park

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The Las Vegas Zoo is a popular attraction for families with kids of all ages. This shady 3-acre park is nearby the Strip and houses more than 150 species of plants and animals. The only zoo in Las Vegas and the only year-round zoo in Nevada, this family-friendly attraction is just waiting for you to visit and see all the animals. You’ll see chimpanzees, eagles, ostriches, emus, talking parrots, wallabies and flamingos and exhibits by the Las Vegas Gem Club as well as botanical displays of endangered cycads and rare bamboos.

The zoo offers many educational programs for groups and individuals. You can learn about animal husbandry, veterinary care, habitat maintenance, behavioral enrichment and more. There are also half-day and full-day Desert Eco-Tours via jeep or bus, year-round. Jump on board and see the desert up close and personal. You and your kids will have a furry good time and make some memories to last a lifetime.