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Pana’ewa  Rainforest Zoo & Gardens

We Are Open!

Daily 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Closed Christmas & New Years Day & the first Thursday of each month

Admission is Free

(Donations are welcome)

800 Stainback Hwy

Hilo, HI 96720 

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, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax ID number 99-0248039) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.