Sharkarosa Zoo Logo Black

As seen on

Discovery and A & E Network Logos


Check Out What's Coming Up

Spring Break

Sharkarosa Zoo will be open every day during Spring Break! March 3 - 19


Sharkarosa Zoo will be open on Easter Monday April 10

Labor Day

Sharkarosa Zoo will be open on Labor Day, Monday August 4

Goat Yoga


Home School Day


Zoo Fun

Sharkarosa Zoo is self-guided with informational signs and staff to help you along the way. There are also educational presentations every 30 minutes throughout the day in various locations. While you are here please be sure to enjoy our petting zoo and covered picnic areas.

The Bear’s Den Snack Bar and Gift Shop is open from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Private Tours, Animal Encounters, Field Trips, A Petting Zoo, Food, An Amazing Gift Shop And More

Lemur looking at camera

Stay Up to Date on Facebook

Please be sure to always check our Facebook page for information regarding the weather and its impact on the ranch.  

All of our updates regarding special hours and early closures will be listed there. 

We do not always have someone available to answer the telephone so our updates will be regularly posted on Facebook.  

While you are there, please be sure to like us!

Birthdays and Corporate Events

Let's get the party started!

Sharkarosa is the perfect place for your next Birthday Party, Corporate Event or Company Party.

Birthdays and More

Ruffed Lemurs laying around
Happy Birthday Cake

Travel the World

White Tiger scratching back on the ground
Guide at Sharkarosa Zoo with megaphone talking about animals.

Private Tours

Includes a walking tour of the facility for up to 15 individuals.

Schedule a private tour with us and take your family on an adventure that includes the animals of Madagascar, Africa, Asia, North and South America, China, and Australia to name a few! 


$300 for 1-15 people • $10 per person over that.
*This includes anyone age 3 and older.
$100 deposit due at time of booking

Field Trips

Includes a walking tour of the facility for up to 15 individuals.

We provide field trips for organized groups such as private and public schools, day cares, pre-schools, church groups and senior groups.  We are unique in that our facility is closed to the public, Monday through Thursday each week, which enables us to give your group a more personalized experience.  Additionally, we are a secure facility that only admits the students, teachers and pre-approved chaperones the day of your field trip.  Our field trips allow you and your group to enjoy the park for a two hour window.


All field trips have a $300/25 person (students and teachers) minimum. All reservations are made on a first-come/first-serve basis and no reservation is confirmed without receipt of the $300 non-refundable deposit. We do require that bookings be made 30-45 days in advance. Bookings made forty-five (45) days or less from the date of the field trip require payment of the deposit at time of booking. All other booking deposits will be invoiced via email and are due upon receipt. Groups that book multiple days require a deposit for each day booked. PLEASE NOTE - YOUR FIELD TRIP IS NOT RESERVED UNTIL YOUR DEPOSIT HAS BEEN PAID AND IS SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION IF NOT PAID IN A TIMELY MANNER. Purchase Orders are not accepted as a form of payment.

Perfect for group outings.

People looking at Lions at Sharkarosa Zoo
Many students looking at the bear exhibit

The Trip

A sixty minute walk-thru tour of our facilities with one of our expert staff members. Free time given to enjoy your picnic lunch in our front courtyard, a limited time visit in our petting zoo where the kids have an opportunity to brush some of our residents, visit the playground, or, should you choose to, visit the gift shop for that souvenir for the day! As of January 1, 2022 we no longer offer tram rides. ​

Cost of the field trip is as follows:

​Students (students are defined as those in your grade-level and classrooms attending):  $8 each

Teachers:  (Teachers are defined as those teaching the class attending) $8 each *we comp one teacher for every 20 students.

Bus Drivers:  Free

Additional Attendees (regardless of age):  $15 per person

*Prices subject to change without notice .

*Tickets sold online on the Sharkarosa Zoo website are not sold for field trip use.  Your final balance due is collected and turned in the morning of your field trip in one payment.  We do not accept individual payments the morning of the field trip so your chaperone money will also need to be collected in advance and turned in as one payment.  We do not offer refunds.  Failure to pay the balance due the morning of your field trip will result in a late fee and 10 day net terms.  Groupons may not be utilized for field trips.


To properly staff your field trip, we require an approximate head count at the time of booking.  Any changes to your numbers should be reported as soon as possible so that your final invoice can be accurate for payment the morning of your field trip.  Failure to pay your balance the morning of your field trip will result in late fees.  Deadline for headcount adjustments is one week prior to your field trip – NO EXCEPTIONS.

Your headcount should be reported as follows: 

# of students, # of teachers, # additional attendees. Additional attendees are anyone other than a student or teacher attending the field trip regardless of age.  Additional attendees, regardless of age, are admitted for $15 each.  We are unable to process refunds, so your count is very important.  In additional to your final headcount, the first and last names of all your additional attendees must be turned in at this time.  Additional attendees whose names have not been submitted to Sharkarosa in advance, will not be admitted to the Sharkarosa Zoo the day of your field trip.  Our facility is not open to the public during the week.  We are a CLOSED, private facility, and reserved strictly for field trips.  These requirements are made for the safety of your children.  

ujwala kopparthi
ujwala kopparthi
r crabb
r crabb
Thomas Paul Kiefer
Thomas Paul Kiefer
Always fun!
Lee Johnson
Lee Johnson
Great place we went on a Saturday it was raining, so it was pretty empty. The animal enclosures were very nice, clean, well kept. I read the reviews about no food or water, and I didn't see it they all had fresh water, and plenty of food, the keepers were feeding them as we walked around.
Ted LeVake
Ted LeVake
Great place for kids.
Lexee Klamer
Lexee Klamer
A smaller and family orientated zoo. Just a fun day outing .
Jackie Ketchev
Jackie Ketchev
We always have such a great time here. All the different animals you can interact with and feed it is amazing for parents and kids. There is also a great little play area for our toddler. We love it.
Ted LeVake
Ted LeVake
Really great place for kids.

Closed This Holiday Weekend

We will be closed this weekend to focus on the care of our animals. Thank you to all of our guests and supporters that have gifted the animals enrichment. Stay tuned to see them opening their gifts! 
We can’t wait to see you and your family next weekend when the weather will be nice and sunny!!