Special Events are FREE with Zoo Admission, unless otherwise noted.


Breakfast with Santa - Sold Out!

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15, 9:00am – 10:00am

Celebrate the holidays by enjoying a pancake, egg, & sausage breakfast with Santa! Share your holiday wishes with Santa, bring your camera to take photos with him and some animal friends, and enjoy a few up-close animal encounters all before the zoo opens. Plus, watch a few animals get their breakfast! Space is very limited for this event, so please register early. Breakfast is provided by Janssen’s Market.

Members: $19 | Non-members: $22

Noon Year’s Eve

Tuesday, December 31,  11:00am – 12:15pm

Celebrate the New Year Zoo-style by ringing in the New Year at NOON! We’ll have games, crafts, and a celebratory atmosphere and of course a sparkling cider toast as the clock strikes 12 (Noon that is!) Program takes place in the zoo so dress for the weather!

Members: Free | Non-members: $5 per person advanced registration


First Day Hike

Wednesday, January 1, 12:30 – 1 pm

Join us for a “hike” through the zoo to kick off the New Year. Tour the zoo with an educator and learn about how we care for our animals in the winter!

Fee: Free