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!

October 2017: 10am-5pm daily

November 2017: 10am-4pm daily

  • Register for Winter Camps, ages 6-12
  • Wednesday, November 8: Wildlife Wednesdays Free Wildlife Speaker Series lecture, 7pm in the zoo's Gateway Hall
  • 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.
  • Monday, November 27: Cyber-Monday Zoo Lights ticket sales - buy your your Zoo Lights tickets at a great discount during this one-day online sale! Tickets are valid for use on any scheduled Zoo Lights date/time. You can buy your tickets for just $5 each during the sale, so buy a block of tickets for your co-workers or friends as gifts...or for your family to use throughout the season!

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 Free Wildlife Speaker Series lecture, 7pm in the zoo's Gateway Hall
  • Monday, December 25: ZOO CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS DAY