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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

Zoo Hours

10 am to 3 pm Daily

Parking is free

Closed Christmas and New Years Day

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!