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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 8:02pm
El Paso, Texas (KDBC) — It'll now cost you more to visit the El Paso Zoo. Admission prices will rise next week from $10 to $12 for adults, and from $6 to $7.50 for kids. Infants are still free.
It'll also cost you more to feed the giraffes at the zoo. Giraffe encounters will cost $3 instead of $2.
The fee hikes are aimed at combating rising operating costs and to pay for new attractions such as a wild dog exhibit. Prices were last raised in 2010.
Here's a breakdown of the changes:
New admission prices:
Ages 2 and under Free
Ages 3 to 12 $7.50
Ages 13 to 59 $12.00
Ages 60 & Over $9.00
Active Duty Military & Spouse with ID $9.00
Zoological Society Members Free
New Giraffe Encounter price: $3.00
The zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ticket booth closes at 4 p.m.