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Pana’ewa  Zoo



We Are Open!

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Closed Christmas & New Years

Admission is Free

(Donations are welcomed)

800 Stainback Hwy

Hilo, HI 96720 

The Hele-On Bus now goes to our Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens via Route 403 – Fern Acres, Monday through Saturday.  For more details and the route schedule, visit www.heleonbus.org or call (808) 961-8744.  Best of all, the ride to our Pana’ewa Zoo is free!   For directions to the zoo, see Plan your visit.

Friends of the Pana’ewa Zoo (FOZ) was formed in 1981 and received its nonprofit status in 1986.  FOZ promotes the Pana’ewa  Zoo, assists in providing for special zoo needs, and enhances the lives of the resident animals wherever possible without interfering with the operations of this municipal zoo, which is owned and operated by the County of Hawaii.

Friends of the Pana’ewa Zoo is a nonprofit organization, 501(c)3, Federal ID 99-0248039. Your donations are tax deductible.