Street Address
1045 W 25th Street
Merced, CA 95340
Mailing Address
690 W. 16th Street
Merced, CA 95340
phone: 209-385-4765
Hours
(Monday-Sunday, weather permitting)
Winter Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Spring-Fall Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
Admissions
Under 3 FREE
Ages 3 – 10 $1.25
Ages 11 – 59 $1.75
Ages 60+- $0.75
FREE ENTRY TO ALL MERCED ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEMBERS
Museum Type(s)
Zoo
Staff

Description

No longer able to survive in their normal habitat, these ambassadors from the wild need care and protection. In return they provide zoo visitors with a glimpse of the wonders of nature. Professional Zoo Keepers (Donna McDowell and Alisha Costa) provide daily care and management of the animals. Individuals are welcome to enroll in the volunteer program to assist with exhibit cleaning, diet preparation, landscaping maintenance and zoo improvement projects. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and may sign up at the Parks and Community Services Office located at 690 West 16th Street in Merced.

History

Since 1962, Applegate Park Zoo has been home to many wild animals in need of a safe place to live. Currently, the zoo population numbers approximately 75 Native California mammals, birds, and reptiles, most of which came from wildlife rescue centers.