Zoo Events

Upcoming Special Event Days

Note: We remove event and program listings from this page after they have occured. Only upcoming dates are listed.

Please visit our Education menu to see a full selection of year-round and seasonal education programs. We offer a wide selection of programs to suit all ages, backgrounds and locations - even remote programs through Distance Learning!

August 2017: 9am-9pm daily (early closure on August 12, 2017)

September 2017: 9am-6pm daily

October 2017: 10am-5pm daily

  • Register for Winter Camps, ages 6-12
  • Saturday, October 7: Wolf Day event
  • Wednesday, October 11: First weekly Wildlife Wednesdays lecture of the winter season!
  • Tuesday, October 31 (Halloween): Zoo Boo trick-or-treating event

November 2017: 10am-4pm daily

  • Register for Winter Camps, ages 6-12
  • Wednesday, November 8: Wildlife Wednesdays lecture
  • Saturday, November 13: Veteran's Day observed, military 1/2 price admission with ID
  • Thursday, November 23: ZOO CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING DAY
  • Friday, November 24: Zoo Lights kicks off for the winter season!
    • November dates to come see the dazzling Zoo Lights displays: November 24th, 25th, 26th and 30th. The lights will be on from 5-8pm.

December 2017: 10am-4pm daily

  • Register for Winter Camps, ages 6-12
  • Zoo Lights: The dazzling Zoo Lights displays will be throughout December with the EXCEPTION OF December 4th-6th and 11th-13th (no Zoo Lights these evenings). Zoo Lights will be on and open for visitors all other evenings in December from 5-8pm.
  • Saturday, December 2: Scout Day event
  • Sunday, December 10: Christmas for the Animals event
  • Wednesday, December 13: Wildlife Wednesdays lecture
  • Monday, December 25: ZOO CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS DAY