ZooMontana is an AZA accredited zoological/botanical garden, accredited arboretum and educational facility dedicated to the conservation of wildlife throughout Montana and the 45th parallel of earth. ZooMontana cares for over 80 animals of 56 different species, including Amur Tigers, Grizzly Bear, Wolverine, River Otters, Takin, and Canada Lynx, among others, most of which are rescues. ZooMontana is dedicated to the mantra “quality over quantity,” meaning the focus is not on how many animals the Zoo has, but how well those here are cared for. As one of the few Zoological parks in the country that does not receive public tax support, ZooMontana raises necessary operating funds through admissions, memberships, events and private contributions.

Located in the picturesque tourist destination of Billings, Montana, ZooMontana offers visitors a unique opportunity to learn about Yellowstone ecosystem fauna through direct observation, interpretive displays, and experiential educational programs. Annually, community and educational programs serve over 15,000 students and over 120,000 visitors, most of whom hail from the northern Rockies. Led by an energetic and dynamic staff, ZooMontana enjoys strong community support through volunteerism, donations, and outreach.

Contact Information

Jeff Ewelt
Reservations and Information:

2100 South Shiloh Road, Billings, Montana 59106, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    ZooMontana is open every day of the year with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Inclement weather and special events may alter operational hours. / Summer Hours - (May-September) - 10am-5pm with last admission at 5pm / Winter Hours - (October-April) - 10am-3pm with last admission at 2pm
  • Seasons Open

    Year Round
  • Prices and Fees

    Adults: $11.00 / Seniors (Age 55 and Over): $9.00 / Military (With Valid ID): $9.00 / Children (Age 3-15): $8.00 / Children 2 and Under: FREE / School and NonProfit Group Rate: $4.00 Group Rate (12 or More): $7.00 / Parking: FREE
  • Accessibility

    Strollers and wheelchairs are available for rent. / Single stroller $7 / Double stroller $9 / Wheelchair $8
  • Eco Friendly Notes

    ZooMontana feels compelled to take a leadership role in the community by providing quality, conservation focused education programs while practicing what we preach. For now, ZooMontana focuses its conservation efforts on-site. However, as the Zoo grows, ZooMontana’s conservation focus will reach beyond the Zoo’s borders.
  • Locally or Family Owned Notes

    ZooMontana is now a beloved community gathering place. However, this has not always been the case, nearly closing in 2011 due to severe financial hardships. A new administrative team was assembled and quickly got to work. Today, ZooMontana continues to grow at an incredible rate, adding several new capital projects each year for the past 5 years. The Zoo is also a proud advocate of Billings and other non-profit organizations within the region. In 2019 alone, ZooMontana donated over $35,000 back to the community through free passes, memberships and rental space. ZooMontana is eager to foster relationships with entities who feel community growth is tied to impactful cultural organizations.
  • Pet Friendly Notes

    Service animals only