Calendar of Events

Now through Sep 1

Splash into this hands-on exhibit featuring non-aggressive sting rays and sharks! ($2 per person)

Jun 25 & Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Enjoy warm summer evenings of hot bands on the Zoo’s Flamingo Patio.

Jul 28
Aug 6 - 9
Aug 14 - 17

Our “Feast with the Beasts” showcases the city’s finest restaurants and the hottest local bands.

Aug 23

This special behind-the-scenes event is open for animal sponsors and donors. Get access to areas not normally open to the public. 

Aug 29

Guests 55+ are admitted free and can join in free health and wellness activities and entertainment.

Sep 6 & 7
Family Farm Weekend

Enjoy a bushel full of fun--a children’s tractor-pull, cooking demos and down-home musical fare.

Sep 13
Elephant Appreciation Day

See the HUGE role these mammals play in our natural world, through activities, games and fun.

Sep 14
Sep 23
Platypus Circle Annual Recognition Dinner

An evening dedicated to honoring and thanking our treasured Platypus Circle donors.

Sep 27

If you like cranberries, join the Zoological Society on our fall field trip to Warrens, Wis. for the 42th annual Cranberry Festival.

Oct 17 & 18
Boo at the Zoo

Wind your way through a haystack maze, ride the “Raven’s Rail” train and create spooky crafts! 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Oct 18
Wolf Awareness Day

Take part in wild wolf fun--see our pack eat, join the Howling Contest and look at wolf “toys.”

Oct 21
Simba Circle Annual Recognition Dinner
Oct 23
Zoo Brew
Oct 24 & 25
Halloween Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular

Halloween fun includes a costume parade, musical light show and trick-or-treating in the Zoo!
Oct. 24, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Nov 1
Dec 6
Dec 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21
Breakfast and Lunch with Santa

Enjoy a special meal with Santa, musical fun and a special holiday gift.

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