Bayou Le Zoo Choo Choo

Hop aboard the Zoo's train, Bayou Le Zoo Choo Choo, a scale model of a C.P. Huntington steam engine. The train runs everyday, weather permitting, from March through December. The last ride leaves the station at 4:45 pm. During the months of January and February the train only operates on weekends.

Gift Shop

From animal themed clothing and huggable stuffed animals, to beautiful jewelry, toys and games, educational books and more! You'll find something for everyone!

Open everyday 10 am to 5 pm (hours subject to change). No admission required to shop. The Alexandria Zoo Gift Shop is sponsored by FOTAZ and all proceeds help support the Zoo. During January and February, the gift shop is open weather permitting.

Palm Cafe

Have an appetite as big as a lion? Stop by the Palm Cafe at the Festival Plaza. Whether you're in the mood for a hamburger, plate of nachos or a cool treat, you'll find it here. For the safety of our animals, straws and lids are not allowed in the zoo.

Concessions are contracted, operating during the spring, summer, and fall months, and also during special events or high visitor weekends. Scheduling is subject to change.


This popular play area for kids and rest area for adults features play equipment, picnic tables, and photo opportunities for guests.

Stroller and Wheel Chair Rental

$2 Single
$3 Double
$4 Wagon
$5 Jeep

Wheel Chairs

You may bring your own stroller or they are available for rent. Availability of wheel chairs and strollers is limited.