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Holiday Fest 2016

Santa is stopping by the NEW Zoo on Saturday, December 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*, so you can let him know what is on your Christmas wish list and make sure you’re on his “nice” list!  Come early and have Breakfast with Santa from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (all-you-can-eat pancakes and porkies) $6 for adults (ages 16 and up) and $4 for children and seniors, in addition to Zoo admission.  (*Please note: Santa will be taking a break from 12pm until 12:30pm)

Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride through the woods from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., too! The ride is just $2 per person and will operate as weather permits. Before or after your “sleigh ride,” warm up in the Mayan Restaurant with a hot beverage. Don’t forget to stop by the Education & Conservation Center between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for children’s crafts and a chance to get up-close and with some of our live animal ambassadors.

Also on the agenda is entertainment provided by the Green Bay Ukelele Club from 10:00am to 11:30am in the Visitor Center, with Bay Port High School’s “Bel Canto” Choir bringing some extra cheer to the season by singing Christmas carols in the Mayan restaurant from 9:30am to 10:30am.

Check out our Paws and Claws Gift Shop and take advantage of saving 50% off of all clothing!  This sale runs throughout December and does not include discounts on admission or Zoo Pass purchases. It is, however, 50% off the lowest marked price on the clothing – including t-shirts, hats and caps, sweatshirts, socks, scarves, and even bandanas.

*(Regular Zoo admission is required for this event, with the exception of the gift shop.)

NEW Zoo admission fees are: $7 Adults, $5 Children (ages 3-15) & $5 Seniors (62 and older), and Children 2 and under are free

Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Holiday Fest – December 10th

Santa is stopping by the NEW Zoo on Saturday, December 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*, so you can let him know what is on your Christmas wish list and make sure you’re on his “nice” list!  Come early and have Breakfast with Santa from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (all-you-can-eat pancakes and porkies) […]

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Thank You Event Sponsors!

We are so grateful for the support we recently received to help us make the 2016 Zoo Boo event a smashing success! We had great weather for all six days of the event, which meant we also had a great turn-out. Thanks to everyone who came out to have a fun time! We’d like to […]

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Veterans Day November 11th

Veterans, active-duty military members, and their families receive free admission to the NEW Zoo on Friday, November 11th.  Please bring an ID to verify/prove military status. The NEW Zoo will be open for regular hours, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

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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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