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Safari through the grasslands and explore Garden City's favorite family destination: Lee Richardson Zoo!

Every membership to the Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo is packed with adventure and a full year's worth of drive-thru admission-free fun. Lee Richardson Zoo is committed to provide the highest quality care for our animal residents. Your gift directly supports efforts to enhance animal habitats and improve the quality of life for our animal ambassadors.


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Tails in Tinseltown

Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo will soon be decking the halls of the Finnup Center at Lee Richardson Zoo in preparation for a jolly holiday event.  The fourth annual “Tails in Tinseltown” is scheduled for Saturday,December 10, 2016. This festive, fun event will run from 9 a.m. – noon and includes a pancake breakfast and a meet-and-greet with Old Saint Nick.  Add even more holiday cheer with an optional holiday train ride, Christmas stories and children’s craft.

Tickets go on sale November 21st at Lee Richardson Zoo’s Finnup Center, the Safari Shoppe or online at  Online tickets will not be mailed but can be picked up prior to the event or at the event when you arrive.  Tickets for breakfast, which includes a visit with Santa, are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 to 10 and admission is free for children ages 2 and under.  The other activities are just $5 total per child age 3 to 10.  There is no charge for adults and children 2 and under.

A special Lee Richardson Zoo “Wish” Tree will be on display leading up to the event and through the New Year.  The “Wish” tree looks a lot like other Christmas trees, but instead of traditional ornaments, it is decorated with tags that bear gift requests for items needed here at the zoo.  Event goers and visitors are invited to stop by and choose tags from the tree for items they would like to donate.
Funds raised will go toward a new primate habitat at Lee Richardson Zoo. For more information contact the Friends office at 620-276-6243 or

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Thanks to these Sponsors:

Finney County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Royal Farms Dairy

Gravity Wellness Center

Come and enjoy the holiday fun!












Gift Wrapping

Safari Shoppe

Dont get wrapped up in the holiday stress! Safari Shoppe takes care of all of your gift wrapping needs this holiday season.

$1 - Items purchased @ Safari Shoppe. Excludes XL and odd shaped items.

$3 Small - CD's, Books, Jewelry, Candles, etc.

$5 Medium - Shirt Sized Box, Small Shoe Box, Board Games, etc.

$8 Large - Lg. Clothes Boxes, Medium Kitchen Appliance (Coffee Maker), bedding set, etc.

If you are unsure of what category your gift falls under, let us know the dimensions and we will properly categorize it for you.

Last day for wrapping is the 24th.

Discount pricing available for large orders. Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo members receive 10% off with proof of membership.

Proceeds will go toward a new home for spider monkey and lemurs here at Lee Richardson Zoo.

Needing Gift Ideas?

A membership to Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo is a gift they will enjoy all year long. Annual membership levels start a just $30 and include free drive-thru admission and Red Line Trolley passage, 10% discount at the Safari Shoppe, Zoo Gnus, free or reduced admission to over 150 AZA zoos and aquariums nationwide and so much more.

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