Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure Zoo (formerly Rolling Hills Refuge) west of Salina, Kansas is one of Kansas’ newest zoos. This high quality, medium sized zoo is on 60 acres, adjacent to the Rolling Hills Ranch and the Museum. Try to visit the Rolling Hills Zoo on a sunny Spring or Fall day when most of the animals (particularly the big cats) are active. There are more than 80 species, including apes, rhinos, lions and white tigers. Zoo visitors are encouraged to stop the zoo keepers and ask questions.
As you enter the Museum at Rolling Hills, you begin to sense something special. It’s just after sunrise, and even before you see the gathering pride of lions, you hear the birds and other sounds of the African plains. Our state-of-the-art animatronic human robots narrate stories of how they weave the thread of their existence into the delicate balance of life. As you move through the varieties of foliage and landscaping, you’ll see and hear the natural environments of each section of our world.
The Museum also features the domed ADM Theater which immerses you in a 360º virtual 3-D movie experience, the Helen L. Graves Hideaway Hollow education center with hands-on interactive ways to explore and learn about the wonderful animals on our planet, and discover what surprises await you in our 2,000 square foot Earl Bane Gallery area. From art shows to robotic bugs, something new and exciting will always be on exhibit in this area.
Rolling Hills Zoo is dedicated to the preservation of wildlife through participation in conservation programs and by providing fun and interactive educational experiences.