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 providing 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. 


Are you looking for a wild place to work? Join our herd! Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo is accepting applications for sales clerks, ride operators, and light maintenance at various locations inside the zoo, as well as the Safari Shoppe gift shop located inside the zoo entrance. Several seasonal part-time positions are available in this fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Hours are flexible, making it perfect for students, teachers, and retirees. If you like working with people, have reliable transportation, and have a friendly attitude, we encourage you to apply! Pick up an application today at the Safari Shoppe gift shop, Friends’ office located in the Finnup Center for Conservation Education at 312 Finnup Dr. Apply download and complete our application, and send to You can also drop off your application at the Finnup Center for Education or at the Safari Shoppe. Finnup Center hours are M-F 8-12 and 1-5 pm. Gift shop hours 10 am- 5 pm through March 31 and 10 am - 7 pm beginning April 1 through Labor Day. (weather permitting).

Employment Application

Lee Richardson Zoo is  Open!
8 am - 7 pm daily

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