Connect with your kids and make new friends with these family-oriented activities. Each Family Fun Day will have a unique format and activity, but all are designed for maximum fun and for families with members of all ages!
Family Fun Friday: Movie Night
|Movie Night||Friday, April 28||6:30 p.m.||OPEN|
Join us for an animal-themed movie, popcorn and family fun! A surprise animal encounter will be included. This special screening will take place in the Bill and Donna DeFouw Education Center. Space is limited - reserve your spots early!
|Ice Cream Safari||Sunday, July 30||4:00 p.m.||OPEN|
Cool down on a hot summer day with a visit to the Zoo! Enjoy an ice cream sundae, root beer float or frozen treat, a family fun scavenger hunt and a complimentary ride of the Columbian Park Express! Dairy-free and sugar-free options available.
|Zoo Snooze||Friday, September 22||6:30 p.m. Friday to 10:00 a.m. Saturday||OPEN|
Back by popular demand! Camp out at the Zoo and enjoy an evening of family-fun activities, a flashlight tour of the Zoo, encounters with some of the Zoo’s nocturnal residents, a pizza dinner and morning breakfast. Families may bring a tent, or sleep beneath the stars.
|Zoo Year's "Eve"||Sunday, December 31||11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.||OPEN|
Ring in the New Year at 12:00 - noon, that is! We’ll celebrate with party favors, sparkling juice, and well-wishes for a great “zoo” year ahead. Expect a surprise appearance by some “party animals,” too!
Advance registration required. All members of the family attending must be listed on the registration form. For this program, a “Family” is defined as up to 2 adults and all children residing in the household. Please note that if a cousin or sleepover guest will be attending with your family, a liability release with parent/legal guardian signature is required for all minors in attendance. Space is limited, please contact the Zoo Education office in advance to confirm availability for your guest.