Pana’ewa  Zoo




Watch the animals get their Christmas treat.  We will start at the Primadome at 10:15 am on Saturday, December 4th.   

Face masks are required!  

We Are Open!

Everyday (unless posted otherwise)

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Closed Christmas & New Years


800 Stainback Hwy

Hilo, HI 96720

Petting Zoo is closed indefinetly!

A Pana’ewa Zoo Animal Adoption is a grrrreat holiday gift!  It’s the perfect gift for a family member or a friend and  they will think of you every time they visit the zoo! 

Animal Adoptions

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.