Plan Your Visit
Plan-Ahead gives you the opportunity to plan a zoo visit that matches your schedule. Whether you drive, take a taxi or catch the Mele-On-Bus to the zoo for free. The Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens is located approximately 1/2 an hour from the Hilo Airport.
Pana’ewa Zoo and Gardens
800 Stainback Hwy in Hilo, Hawaii
Look for the Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens Sign
10 am to 4 pm Daily
Parking is free
Closed Christmas, New Years Day and First Thursday of every Month
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!