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October 2019

College Day

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

College Day  All college students get free admission to the zoo with a valid student identification card! (including any children of the student). Don’t miss the exciting enrichment event on the same day! Between 1 and 3 p.m. the animals will be having a pre-celebration to kick off the excitement of the BIG game between the Michigan State Spartans and the University of Michigan Wolverines. The animals will be making their prediction on the outcomes of the game, based on…

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Animal Enrichment Event: Tailgate with the Animals

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tailgate with the Animals  This isn’t your typical tailgate. It’s the Zoo’s animals receiving football-themed treats and making choices that will “predict“ the outcome of the BIG Michigan vs. Michigan State football game. Wear your team’s colors and catch the fun from 1 – 3 p.m.! Animal Enrichment Events are the best time to see the animals being active. This event is included with regular admission price. College students: Don’t forget to show your valid college student ID for FREE…

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Boo at the Zoo: October 12-13

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - October 13 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for Boo at the Zoo on three different weekends this year!  October 12-13 October 19-20 October 26-27 Activities from 12 – 5 p.m. each day Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun! There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy. We encourage all kids (big and small!) to come dressed in their spookiest, scariest, or prettiest Halloween costumes. Enjoy free activities for the family: – A straw maze – Candy stations –…

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Boo at the Zoo: October 19-20

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for Boo at the Zoo on three different weekends this year!  October 12-13 October 19-20 October 26-27 Activities from 12 – 5 p.m. each day Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun! There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy. We encourage all kids (big and small!) to come dressed in their spookiest, scariest, or prettiest Halloween costumes. Enjoy free activities for the family: – A straw maze – Candy stations –…

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Boo at the Zoo: October 26-67

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - October 27 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for Boo at the Zoo on three different weekends this year!  October 12-13 October 19-20 October 26-27 Activities from 12 – 5 p.m. each day Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun! There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy. We encourage all kids (big and small!) to come dressed in their spookiest, scariest, or prettiest Halloween costumes. Enjoy free activities for the family: – A straw maze – Candy stations –…

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November 2019

Veterans Day – All Military and Their Families Get FREE Admission

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thank you to all of our veterans and military members! We're offering free admission to all military AND their families this Veteran's Day. We hope to see you at the zoo!

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25th Annual Wonderland of Lights

November 23 @ 5:00 pm - December 29 @ 8:00 pm

Wonderland of Lights is open Thursdays through Sundays from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Nov. 23 through Dec. 29, 2019.  Thousands of lights create extraordinary animal exhibits and holiday lights displays at the 25th annual Wonderland of Lights! There will be cookies, crafts and animal encounters for all to enjoy! Wonderland of Lights is open Thursdays through Sundays from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Nov. 23 through Dec. 30. Admission for Wonderland of Lights: $7 adults, $5 for kids 3-12…

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December 2019

Toys for Tots at Wonderland of Lights 

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It’s our annual toy drive and this year we’re stuffing a truck courtesy of Two Men and a Truck! Each person who brings in a new, unwrapped toy Dec. 7 will be admitted to Wonderland of Lights for FREE. Join your friends at the zoo to make this our most successful Toys for Tots night yet! December 7 from 5 – 8 p.m.​

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