Attractions

Things to Do and See Exhibits and Attractions
Prairie Thunder Railroad

Prairie Thunder Railroad

The Prairie Thunder Railroad is a huge hit with children of all ages. The train takes you on a tour of a native prairie landscape, featuring a few animal exhibits along the way. Get your tickets in the Gift Shop and listen for the "All Aboard" whistle!  

Dinosaur Dig Area

There are lots of fun and exciting things for kids to do in our Dinosaur Dig area at the Hutchinson Zoo. They can uncover dinosaur fossils or slide down the slide.

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Wildlife Aviary

Enjoy a nature walk through Kansas. From marsh to forest, it features birds in free flight and American Beavers.

Prairie Inhabitors

This exhibit features prairie dogs and a sample of the countless creatures that visit their towns. Children can view the prairie dogs through a specially designed tunnel to safely get up close to these timid creatures.

Prairie Inhabitors
World Biomes Building

World Biomes Building

This complex of exhibits highlight different habitats around the world. Visitors will learn about how animals are uniquely adapted to survive in a variety of conditions. 

Hidden Americas

Variety is the key to survival. The animals featured in this exhibit are all around us but not often seen.

Porcupine
Discovery Center

Discovery Center

This building houses our black-footed ferret exhibit along with a few animals who might try to hide in your attic! We also currently utilize this space for educational programs and private party rentals. 

Pelican Point

Watch colorful native waterfowl and wading birds. You can also get a close up view of the bison across the water through the telescope.

Pelican Point
Llama

Mini Farm

Meet a few of our domestic species of animals.

Hutchinson Zoo Gift Shop

A wide variety of gifts, apparel, toys, books, games, snacks and beverages, and zoo memberships. Be sure to stop in during your visit to the zoo.

Gift Shop