Columbian Park Zoo
1915 Scott Street, Lafayette, IN 47904
The Columbian Park Zoo is located at Columbian Park
. The Columbian Park Zoo is the second oldest zoo in Indiana dating back to 1908. The original animals housed at the zoo included foxes, skunks, pelicans, deer, lynx, prairie dogs and a wolf. Today, the Zoo features several “immersion” exhibits and the animal collection consists of nearly 200 animals representing approximately 90 species. The zoo offers a variety of education programs throughout the year that inspire an appreciation for the world's wildlife. Enjoy a butterfly garden, petting zoo, gift shop, Public Art, a "Wild Tykes Play Zone" and more. Open seasonally. Admission is free.