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  • closed for 2023 season

Zoo Admission

York's Premier Family Attraction
Will Reopen For The Season On May 25, 2024

Quick Details

Will Reopen For The Season On May 25, 2024
Adult Ages 11+
Child Ages 3 to 10 years old
Infant Ages 2 & Under
Visit anytime between 10am and 5pm

Experience fun and entertainment with animals and rides in York, Maine!

York’s Wild Kingdom is a family owned and operated zoo and amusement park located in York Beach, Maine; conveniently walking distance to shorts sands beach. With a wide variety of animal, rides for all ages, food, and shops a family can have a full day of fun at York’s Wild Kingdom!

Come visit our animals!

Come observe and interact with our animals at York’s Wild Kingdom, where adults and children learn and play! See African lions, ring tail lemurs, prairie dogs, and so much more up close and personal. We have a wide range of animals in beautifully landscaped exhibits, just walking distance from the quaint beach town of York Beach. Here at YWK you can feed African pygmy goats, deer, and ducks all by hand. Walk through and feed a flock of parakeets and view a variety of butterflies in our butterfly aviary. Ride the rides and enjoy some fair favorites in our amusement park! Take a spin on a carousel or play a round on our mini golf course. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch or feast from our snack bars on ice cream, fried dough, hamburgers and more.

Support York’s Wild Kingdom!

York’s Wild Kingdom is a privately owned zoo and amusement park located in York Beach Maine, which has been operating since 1980. At our zoo you can spend the day observing and learning about a wide variety of animals, enjoy lunch and have some fun on our carnival rides. Just steps from Short Sands Beach we are a perfect day trip for the whole family.

York’s Wild Kingdom does not receive any state or federal funding. Our Profits earned go directly towards veterinary care, animal diets, enrichment, heating, exhibit maintenance, the design of new exhibits, paying our dedicated staff, and the many other expenses involved in housing and caring for animals year-round.

Please consider making a contribution towards our zoo. No amount is too small and every generous contribution helps us ensure that all animals are well-fed, provided with enrichment, and are receiving any necessary veterinary care.

Please be aware that financial gifts to York’s Wild Kingdom are not tax deductible.

We thank you in advance and hope you can come spend the day with our animals

–  York’s Wild Kingdom Team