The Jackson Zoo is open every day except Christmas. We are open spring, fall, and winter from 9:00am – 5:00pm. We are open between Memorial Day and Labor Day from 8:00am – 4:00pm. Ticket sales end one hour before closing.

 

The Zoo is open during inclement weather, and because of the varying needs of the animals, some buildings, or exhibits may close early. Check out the Train, Carousel, and Shopping & Dining pages for current operating hours for the Train, Carousel, and Elephant Café, as these change seasonally.


The Jackson Zoo is located at 2918 West Capitol Street in Jackson, MS. The Zoo is easily accessible from I-20, I-220, and I-55. Get basic directions below, or get turn-by-turn directions from your specific location.

 

 

 

 

From the North (north of the Natchez Trace)

  1. Take I-55 S to Exit 104 for I-220 S
  2. Take I-220 S to Exit 2: Capitol Street
  3. Continue to the right for Capitol Street
  4. At end of ramp, merge left onto Capitol Street, going east
  5. Travel approximately 2.5 miles
  6. The Jackson Zoo is on left

From the Reservoir Area (Flowood)

  1. Take Lakeland Drive (Hwy 25) west to I-55 S
  2. Take 1-55 S and continue on I-20 W/I-55 S
  3. Continue on I-20 W
  4. Take I-20 W to Exit 41 for I-220 N
  5. From I-220 N, take Exit 2A: Capitol Street
  6. Continue onto Capitol Street, going east
  7. Travel approximately 2.5 miles
  8. The Jackson Zoo is on the left

From the East (Pearl/Meridian)

  1. Take I-20 W to Exit 41 for I-220 N
  2. From I-220 N, take Exit 2A: Capitol Street
  3. Continue onto Capitol Street, going east
  4. Travel approximately 2.5 miles
  5. The Jackson Zoo is on the left

From West (Greenville/Vicksburg)

  1. Take I-20 E to Exit 41 for I-220 N
  2. From I-220 N, take Exit 2A: Capitol Street
  3. Continue onto Capitol Street, going east
  4. Travel approximately 2.5 miles
  5. The Jackson Zoo is on the left

From the Coast via 49 North

  1. Take US 49 to I-20 W
  2. Take I-20 W to Exit 41 for I-220 N
  3. From I-220 N, take Exit 2A: Capitol Street
  4. Continue onto Capitol Street, going east
  5. Travel approximately 2.5 miles
  6. The Jackson Zoo is on the left

From the South

  1. Take I-55 N to Exit 92 C for I-20 W
  2. Take I-20 W to Exit 41 for I-220 N
  3. From I-220 N, take Exit 2A: Capitol Street
  4. Continue onto Capitol Street, going east
  5. Travel approximately 2.5 miles
  6. The Jackson Zoo is on the left

 

 

 

 

Jackson Zoo

2918 West Capitol Street

Jackson, MS 39209

601.352.2580