Travel Review & Giveaway | Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

by Ann-Marie on July 9, 2014

Ft. Wayne Children's Zoo

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats Jessica E.!

(Even for me, capturing the perfect family photo with each of my kids looking at the camera and smiling, just ain’t possible).

We are enjoying our summer so much! We’re taking some short jaunts around Indiana and are trying several destinations we haven’t been to yet. My family had the chance to visit the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo a couple of weeks ago for the first time, and I wanted to share some amazing pictures I captured!

Plus, be sure to read to the bottom for your chance to win a 4-pack of tickets to take your family!

What sets the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo apart from others, are the affordable tickets (only $14 for adults and $9 for kids) and that it lives up to its name as a “children’s” zoo. Kids can get up close and personal with several of the (more docile) animals:

Fort Wayne Children's ZooIf you follow me on Instagram you may have seen this shot of Carlie, as close to a lion as any parent would allow.

There are oodles of educational stations where kids (and grown-ups) can learn facts about animals and the environment:

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

My kids really loved the Indiana Family Farm area, where two highlights were watching honeybees and petting and brushing goats. This one, let’s just say, was very relaxed when Carlie was brushing it:

In the African Journey area, my two older kids and I took a loooong ride on the Sky Safari (like a ski lift) and saw beautiful aerial views:

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

You’ll also want to check the Indonesian Rain Forest (we especially loved Orangutan Valley) and Australian Adventure, the other two main areas of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.

This photo was taken inside the Jungle Dome Aviary, but it looks more like from an Amazon rainforest:

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Before you go, be sure to visit their Programs & Events page for activities that might be going on in the timeframe you’re traveling.


The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo provided me with four (4) tickets to give away to one lucky Chaos Is Bliss reader! If you live in or around Indiana and would love to take your family to the Fort Wayne Zoo, then you’re eligible to enter.

The giveaway begins NOW and ends at 11:59pm Tuesday, 7/15/14. Good luck!

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One last photo, just for fun:

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Wendy July 9, 2014 at 3:52 pm

We love this Zoo! We haven’t been in a couple of years, so this would be a great chance to return there and also visit Fort Wayne’s awesome science museum for a quick getaway!


Jenny f July 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm

My mom grew up there would be nice to visit there with my kids


Alina Hahn July 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Penguins! My son loves the monkeys!


Jenny f July 9, 2014 at 3:56 pm

I guess my favorite would be a flamingo .. I finally this past year here at Indianapolis zoo got to touch one it was awesome


Denise Wilson July 9, 2014 at 4:04 pm

My favorite is the giraffe. My grandma used to collect any and all giraffe decorations. When she passed away, I inherited most of the collection. Love giraffes!! :) Thank you for the chance to win! My family would love to go visit!


Janet July 9, 2014 at 4:55 pm

We have never been and my family loves animals!!


Kerri D July 9, 2014 at 5:27 pm

We love the giraffe enclosure. Thank you for the entry.


Amanda N July 9, 2014 at 5:51 pm

My favorite to see at the zoo would have to be the penguins.


Stacy T. July 9, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Monkeys and giraffes for sur


Alison July 9, 2014 at 7:32 pm

We love the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo! We love the giraffes and orangutans.


Lenze July 9, 2014 at 7:57 pm

I keep hearing great things about the Ft. Wayne zoo and interested in taking the kids now.


Karmin July 9, 2014 at 8:02 pm

This was the zoo I went to as a child! Love the Ft Wayne zoo!


Karmin July 9, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Oh and I love the penguins


Hoosier Party Girl July 9, 2014 at 8:04 pm

I love giraffes


Tracie Lopez July 9, 2014 at 8:38 pm

I love the crazy Monkeys!!


Christy July 10, 2014 at 9:34 am

We will be in Fort Wayne later this month and I would really like to take my kids to the zoo.


Jessica Ealy July 10, 2014 at 10:13 am

My fav animal is monkey & I’d love to visit the Ft. Wayne Zoo!!!


Katie Diamond July 10, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Polar bears are my favorite


Michelle@Gotchababy July 10, 2014 at 2:57 pm

So fun! I can’t believe we’ve never been, but we haven’t!


Michelle@Gotchababy July 10, 2014 at 2:59 pm

As for a fav animal, monkeys are always entertaining, as are penguins!


jen July 14, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Would love to take a trip up to FW zoo! We love penguins!


Jule July 14, 2014 at 11:21 pm

Polar bears


Courtney Bender July 15, 2014 at 9:53 pm

We would LOVE to go to the Fort Wayne zoo!! We home school and I have been looking for a cool place to do an Australian themed field trip! :)


Courtney Bender July 15, 2014 at 9:55 pm

We definitely want to visit the kangaroos!! :)


Melissa July 15, 2014 at 11:08 pm

I LOVE the elephants! They are so fun to watch and are typically out and active at the Ft. Wayne Children’s Zoo!


Amy Dirks July 15, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Gotta love the otters!


Ashley July 15, 2014 at 11:26 pm

I’ve not been to this zoo but love seeing the various animals! I think my favorites to see are the different cats though!


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