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


Breakfast with Santa - Sold Out!

Saturday, December 8 & Sunday December 9, 9:00am – 10:00am

Celebrate the holidays by enjoying a pancake, egg, and sausage breakfast with Santa! Share your holiday wishes and bring your camera to take photos with Santa and some animal friends. Enjoy a few up-close animal encounters, all before the zoo opens and watch a few animals get their breakfast! Breakfast is provided by Janssen’s Market. Pre-registration required as space is very limited for this event. All participants ages 18 months and up must pay program fee.

Members: $19 | Non-members: $22



Noon Years Eve

Monday, 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, a holiday atmosphere and of course a sparkling cider to sip on as the clock strikes 12 (Noon that is!)  Program takes place in the zoo so dress for the weather! Program fees will start being charged at Admission Gates at 10:00am.

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


First Day Hike

Tuesday, January 1, 10:00 – 10:30am

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

Members: Free | Non-members: Free