A heads up if a trip to the N.C. Zoo in Asheboro is in your future: The zoo, about 90 minutes from the Triangle, started its winter operating hours this week.
The zoo is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily from Nov. 4 to March 31, when the 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. summer hours will resume.
Also, the park's Africa entrance and parking lot are closed for the winter season, along with the zoo's parking shuttle service. You can still view all of the Africa and North America exhibits, you just have to enter through the North America entrance. Also part of the winter hours, the Acacia Station giraffe feeding deck, carousel, 4D theater and dinosaurs exhibit have all closed for the season.
The zoo is open year round except Christmas day. Admission is $12 for adults; $10 for ages 62 and older; and $8 for kids ages 2 to 12.