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Event Volunteers Needed

The NEW Zoo is in need of volunteers for our upcoming event: North Shore Bank Zoo Boo 2016! Children ages 8-13 can volunteer with guardian supervision (groups of 2-3 children plus one adult usually work best). Anyone aged 14 or older can volunteer “on your own.”  This is a great opportunity for students and individuals […]

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Feast with the Beasts 2016




Capital Credit Union is proud to announce the 17th annual “Feast with the Beast” event will be held on Monday, August 8th, 2016 at the NEW Zoo.  This popular event, sponsored by the N.E.W. Zoological Society, Inc. and the Wisconsin Restaurant Association, will run from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  The Feast will feature 45 of your favorite food, beverage, and music vendors located throughout the zoo.

Check out our amazing participant line up:

1951 West, 95.9 KISS FM, 104.9 NASH, The Bottle Room, Caliente, Culver’s, Dean Distributing,  De Grand Family Restaurant, Edible Arrangements, Fajita Republic, Four Way Bar & Restaurant, General Beverage, Grazies, Green Bay Distillery, Hagemeister Park, HuHot Mongolian Grill, Kay Distributing, Krystal Kleer, Legends, La Java, Los Banditos, The Marq, Michael Gillespie and the Trio, Noodles & Company, The Oilerie, Olsen’s Piggly Wiggly, Pepsi, Sam & Louie’s Pizza, St. Brendan’s Inn, Subway, Texas Roadhouse, Titletown Brewing, Triangle Distributing, Tundra Lodge, Woodfire Lodge, Zesty’s Frozen Custard

Tickets are limited and are on sale now for $35.00 at the following locations:

  • 1951 West
  • Denmark State Bank (Bellevue location)
  • Los Banditos (East & West)
  • Olsen’s Piggly Wiggly (Howard)
  • NEW Zoo Gift Shop (Check or Cash Only)
  • Or by calling the Society at 920-434-6814

*Tickets will be $40.00 at the door (if available)

 All proceeds from this event will support the missions of the N.E.W. Zoological Society, Inc., and the Wisconsin Restaurant Association-Green Bay Chapter.  The Society is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

We hope to see you there!


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Father’s Day

Treat dad to a WILD experience this Father’s Day: Come out to the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park, where all fathers receive free admission to the NEW Zoo on their special day!

“Heart Bound Greyhound Adoption” will be on-site to meet with visitors at the front of the Visitor Center, near the entrance to the Zoo, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This dog adoption organization serves East-Central Wisconsin and will have live retired racing greyhounds for you to meet. The group strives to place greyhounds in loving homes and to educate the public about the attributes and needs of the unique greyhound breed.

Witness Abner, the Trumpeter Swan, display his parenting skills! The father of 8 cygnets hatched on 6/1/16 shares equal responsibility with his mate in raising their brood. Swan parenting includes lessons on where to find food and how to avoid danger. The cygnets raised by their parents at the NEW Zoo are eventually reintroduced into the wild and are helping to save their species from extinction. Several of the swans raised here are now an integral part of the Midwestern wild breeding population.

While you’re at the zoo, don’t forget to feed the giraffes! Hodari and Zuri will be available at the Giraffe Feeding Experience from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and again from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

It’s half-price zips for all dads at the Adventure Park on Father’s Day, too. Race your dad to the bottom and create some lasting memories!


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“Brew at the Zoo” Tickets On-Sale

The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park, along with the N.E.W Zoological Society, is hosting a fundraising event for conservation at the NEW Zoo on Thursday evening, June 16th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Designated Driver tickets are $25 and Beer Tasting Drink tickets sell for only $35. Tickets can be purchased as of June 1 at Festival Foods: Suamico, East, West and DePere, as well as in the NEW Zoo Gift Shop.

There will be 17 local and regional breweries on hand featuring numerous craft beer, cider and non-alcoholic drinks.

Guests can sample: Stillmank, Badger State, Titletown, Hinterland, New Glarus, Lakefront, Bell’s, Upper Hand, Dogfish Head, Blue Moon, Sam Adams (Lump Angry, Traveler, and Coney), Sierra Nevada, Ballast Point, Blackrocks, Short’s, Sprecher Sodas and Point Sodas

Every attendee will get a pretzel necklace, a 6 oz. logo’d limited edition Brew at the Zoo tasting glass, and the opportunity to taste the many selections. We’ll also have a DJ and picnic style food for sale.   Uber will provide free rides home (up to $20 value) for any first time Uber users.

This is a limited-ticket event with only 1200 tickets available for sale – so buy your tickets early! No one under 21 will be allowed inside the Zoo during the event – including underage children of adults who are present. Leave the kids at home and consider this your date night!

The Neville Public Museum will also be on-site with fun, historical facts on beer-brewing in Wisconsin, along with actual beer- and soda-brewing systems fired up and working. You’ll have a chance to taste and see how much fun brewing your own beer and soda can be! They’ll also be brewing some Door County cherry soda – a local tasty treat to say the least.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to SAFE – Saving Animals from Extinction. Learn more about SAFE by visiting https://www.aza.org/safe/. AZA-accredited institutions, like the NEW Zoo, are already investing over $160 million annually towards conservation to help save animals in the wild. We at the New Zoo and Adventure Park are pleased to support this very important animal-saving endeavor.

The Adventure Park will be open from 11:00am – 7:00pm that day for “Zip Before You Sip” – in case you’d like a little added fun!


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Sweet Safari for Education

The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park, in partnership with the Howard-Suamico Education Foundation, is pleased to announce the hosting of a brand new, family-friendly event:

The Sweet Safari for Education: A Wild Artistic Adventure

This event will be held on Thursday, May 12th,  from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Sweet Safari will feature free samples of “sweet treats” from a variety of local vendors and restaurants.  While guests make their way through the zoo to enjoy these tasty treats, they can also participate in several other fun activities, including children’s games, live animal encounters, free carousel rides, and more. A bounce house and inflatable obstacle course will be available, weather permitting, and a special art show, featuring over 150 pieces of artwork from Howard-Suamico School District students, will be on display, too.  These works of art will feature endangered species, including species found at the NEW Zoo!

Advance tickets are available at several local Festival Foods locations: De Pere, Green Bay East, Green Bay West, and Suamico; at the Suamico Citgo; at the Howard-Suamico School District Office; and at the NEW Zoo’s Visitor Center building.  Tickets for the event are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Children under 2 will be free.  Zoo Pass Members: Please note that Zoo Passes will not be valid for entry to this event. Tickets must be purchased for entry.

All proceeds raised during the event will benefit education programs, both at the NEW Zoo and throughout the Howard-Suamico School District.  Thanks to our event sponsors and Sweet Treat Stations: Beerntsen’s Candies; Breadsmith; CheeseCake Heaven, Inc.; Discovery Education; Festival Foods; KI; LaJava a Roasting House; Miron Construction; Monkey Tailz; Montoure Hanson Teske Orthodontic Care; Nielson Communications, Inc.; Olde World Pastries Plus LLC; Poppin’ Z’s Gourmet Popcorn; Sam & Louie’s Pizzeria; SMT Machine & Tool, Inc.; The Avenue 91.1; The Shepherd’s Kids; Winner Green Gum; WonderSigns; Woodman’s Markets; Zesty’s Frozen Custard & Grill.

Please note, the NEW Zoo will close from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on May 12th in order to prepare for the event. 


Special thanks to our sponsors and to our Event participants:



Thanks to our sponsors

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B-Earthday Party for the Animals

Stop out on Saturday, April 23rd for our B-Earthday Party for the Animals event: the day we celebrate Earth Day – along with our animals’ birthdays. Throughout the day, animals will have a chance to open “special birthday treats” made just for them! Be present at noon as we sing “Happy Birthday” to all of the Zoo animals and serve cake for 1,000 party guests (while supplies last)!  It’s not just the animals who’ll be having “extra” fun – kids can join in, too!  Game stations and educational Earth Day activity stations will be available until 2:00 p.m. – so be sure to stop by.

Our animals would love to receive birthday gifts!  You can drop donated items off at the Visitor’s Center main entrance anytime during, before or after the event.  Please consider the following needed items:

  • Gift cards (from Fleet Farm, Petco/Petsmart, Home Depot, or animal supply stores
  • New rakes, shovels, brooms
  • Pet kennels/carriers, new pet/horse toys
  • Paper towels
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U.S. Cellular Present’s Holiday Fest

We are excited to announce that U.S. Cellular is sponsoring Holiday Fest at the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park! 

Come out this Saturday & enjoy the following family-friendly holiday activities:

An all-you-can-eat Breakfast with Santa from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Price is just $6 per adult and $4 per child or senior

Free activities & animal encounters for kids & families from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Horse-drawn wagon rides through the forest from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Price is just $2 per person

Zipline Rides available at the Adventure Park from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Regular Adventure Park prices apply (zipping available weather-permitting)

Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Santa’s Helper will be available in the Mayan Restaurant from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Please note they will take a short break between 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.)  Don’t forget to take advantage of our special clothing SALE in the Paws & Claws Gift Shop: all clothing items will be 50% off during the month of December.

Thank you to US Cellular for being the official sponsor of Holiday Fest 2015! US Cellular will be at Holiday Fest with information on The Future of Good, a recognition program for youth volunteers in our area who have made a commitment to serve the community. Whether it be serving the homeless, food pantries, foster care – you name it – these young people are the future of our nation and US Cellular wants to say “thank you”. Check out their website for more information.

US Cellular will also have a product and promotion display in the Visitors Center complete with a penguin or two! So, if you have any questions or cellular needs they will be on hand to help!

All prices are in addition to regular Zoo Admission.  Admission is $7 per adult (ages 16-61), $5 per child (ages 3-15), $5 per senior (ages 62 and up), and FREE for children 2 and under.  The NEW Zoo will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Veterans Day

Take a moment on Wednesday, November 11th, to thank the veterans in your life. At the NEW Zoo, we are honoring all veteran and active-duty military members and their immediate families with free admission on November 11th.  The zoo will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with doors closing at 3:30 p.m.  Veterans and military members are welcome to join us anytime during our open hours of operation that day.  Don’t forget to feed the giraffes!  Hodari and Zuri will be available for feeding encounters from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and again from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Although the weather has cooled down, the animals remain active this time of year, so it’s a great time for a visit.

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North Shore Bank Zoo Boo 2015

The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is pleased to once again announce North Shore Bank as the title sponsor for our annual Halloween event: North Shore Bank Zoo Boo 2015.

Tickets for North Shore Bank Zoo Boo will be available for purchase at several locations around Northeastern Wisconsin starting Saturday, September 26th. Save money by purchasing tickets advance tickets for the special price of $8.00 per person. Tickets at the gate will be $10.00 per person. (Children 1 and under are free). Everyone is encouraged to come in costume and kids 12 and under can trick-or-treat throughout the NEW Zoo.  Don’t forget your treat bags! The Zoo will be filled with festive Halloween decorations, two giant inflatables, a Children’s Maze, live Swamp Monsters, and for the brave: a horse-drawn, haunted wagon ride through our ‘Freaky Forest’ during the first two weekends of the event. Special Moments DJ will also be on hand to rock the night away.

North Shore Bank Zoo Boo will be held from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the following Friday and Saturday dates:

Oct 9th & 10th (haunted hayride & giant inflatables)

Oct 16th & 17th (haunted hayride & giant inflatables)

Oct 23rd & 24th (giant inflatables & children’s games)

Please Note: The NEW Zoo will be close at 2:00 p.m. on these dates so we can prepare for the fun!  Entry gates will close at 7:30 on all dates.

Advance tickets are available for purchase at: North Shore Bank, Festival Foods, Olsen’s Piggly Wiggly, Suamico Citgo, Suamico Village Hall, Charlie’s County Market -Shawano, Brown County Clerks and Parks Office, Witt’s Piggly Wiggly in Crivitz  (starting Friday, Oct 2nd), and the NEW Zoo Visitor Center

The Adventure Park is also getting into the Halloween Spirit with special GLOW ZIPS during the Zoo Boo event!                       

From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on all Zoo Boo dates, the Adventure Park will host “Glow-Zipping,” along with the chance to experience the Climbing Wall, for a flat fee of just $12 per person. A special glow stick is included with the Zip. The Adventure Park will be open for regular hours (with all three features – the Zip Line, Climbing Tower, and Ropes Challenge Course – available to guests) from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Zoo Boo Friday nights (Oct 9th, 16th, & 23rd) and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Zoo Boo Saturdays (Oct 10th, 17th, and 24th). The Adventure Park will be open for regular hours on all other October weekend dates.

Tickets for the Adventure Park features can be purchased at the Adventure Park Base Camp Building – located near the Ski Lodge building by the zoo’s Upper Parking Lot.


Thanks to our event sponsors!



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Happy Joe’s Pumpkin Carving Event October 7th

The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is pleased to announce the hosting of our annual public pumpkin carving and decorating event:

The Happy Joe’s Pumpkin Carving Event
(a.k.a. “Bring your own pumpkins for pizza!”)

This event will be held on Wednesday, October 7th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is requested for the event, but walk-ins will also be accepted on the night of the event. Guests can come and go anytime between the hours of 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. To register, call the Volunteer Coordinator at 920-662-2405 or email the Volunteer Coordinator.

The pumpkin-carving and decorating even is FREE and open to the public. Just bring your own pumpkins and pumpkin-carving tools and prepare to create a pumpkin masterpiece! Participants can feel free to let their creativity show – pumpkins can be carved, painted, sculpted – any type of decoration is fair game! The event will take place at the Pines Shelter, off the north end of the NEW Zoo’s main parking lot. If you are unable to bring your own pumpkins, you are still welcome to attend. Each year, the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park does receive some donations of pumpkins that can be carved by guests during the event.

Event sponsor Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream will provide FREE PIZZA and the zoo will provide SODA to everyone who participates in the event. Groups, such as scout groups, church service groups, as well as families and friends are all welcome and encouraged to attend. Of course, individuals can attend as well!

All pumpkins decorated during the event will be used to decorate the zoo in preparation for our largest fundraising event of the year: North Shore Bank Zoo Boo 2015, held on October 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, and 24th. Zoo supporters are also welcome to drop off any pumpkins carved off-site ANYTIME during regular business hours on weekdays during October, starting October 8th. The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is continually in need of “fresh” pumpkins throughout the month of October to replace rotting pumpkins and decorate the facility.

For more information, or to register, call the Volunteer Coordinator at 920-662-2405 or email volunteer@newzoo.org.



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