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Feast with the Beasts is coming!

Join us for the 16TH ANNUAL “FEAST WITH THE BEASTS” EVENT, presented by CAPITAL CREDIT UNION!

Hosted by: N.E.W. Zoological Society, Inc. & Wisconsin Restaurant Association

Monday, August 3rd from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the NEW Zoo

$35 in advance & $40 at the door (if any available, last year we SOLD OUT before the event).  Call 434-6814 to purchase tickets

Please visit this page for all details about the event.

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Zookeeper Appreciation Weekend

Celebrate National Zoo Keeper Week at the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park

Join us at the NEW Zoo Saturday July 25 & Sunday July 26 between 11am-2pm to meet a Zookeeper and to learn what Zookeepers do! Kids 10 & under can experience a hands-on workshop, where they will perform all the tasks that a Zookeeper does on a regular basis. This event is free with paid admission and each child will receive a junior Zookeeper certificate.   Donations are welcomed and will go towards the animals’ enrichment (toys) fund. Come out and have a WILD time!

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Zookeeper Appreciation Weekend

Celebrate National Zoo Keeper Week at the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park

Join us at the NEW Zoo Saturday July 25 & Sunday July 26 between 11am-2pm to meet a Zookeeper and to learn what Zookeepers do! Kids 10 & under can experience a hands-on workshop, where they will perform all the tasks that a Zookeeper does on a regular basis. This event is free with paid admission and each child will receive a junior Zookeeper certificate.   Donations are welcomed and will go towards the animals’ enrichment (toys) fund. Come out and have a WILD time!

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Family Night at the Adventure Park

Join us Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for Family Night At The Adventure Park!

Make sure to check out the new Base Camp building while purchasing your special rate Full Package wristbands! Full Package wristbands will be sold at $22/person which includes Zip Line, Ropes Course, Climbing Wall and Quick Jump. Please note that Full Package wristbands will not be sold after 6pm (all activities take approximately 2 hours).

Reminder: All participants must meet the participant requirements listed on the website here.

NEW this month!

  • We’re extremely excited to team up with Broken Spoke Bikes during this month’s Family Night At The Adventure Park!       Broken Spoke Bikes will be onsite providing information on bike safety, bike fitting and bike gear.       They will also be doing a bike rodeo as well as allowing people to demo a fat bike.
  • Staff from our Adventure Kayaking program will also be onsite providing kayak demos.  Information will be provided on our kayak programs, kayak gear, kayak safety and much more.

Lastly, don’t forget to take part in the Discover Brown County Passport Program! Discover Brown County Passport and stamps will be available inside the NEW Zoo Visitors Center.

For further information regarding Family Night At The Adventure Park, please contact the Brown County Park Management office at (920) 448‑6242.

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Independence Day

The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park will be open for regular business hours on Saturday, July 4th.  Take advantage of the holiday and celebrate our nation’s independence by visiting the animals!

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Father’s Day at the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park

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!  Or consider treating dad to a zipping experience, where dads can “Zip for Half-Price” at the Adventure Park!  Purchase Adventure Park wristbands at the NEW Zoo Visitors Center before making your way to the Adventure Park Base Camp Building. Spoil your dad and purchase the Adventure Park’s Full Package which includes Zip Line, Ropes Course, Climbing Wall and Quick Jump.

“HeartBound 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.

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. The newborn white-tailed deer fawn is also on display!

The NEW Zoo’s daily hours during the summer are 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. daily, with the Adventure Park open from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  For further information regarding Father’s Day at the Adventure Park, please contact the Brown County Park Management office at (920) 448‑6242.  Reminder: All participants must meet the participant requirements listed on here.

Regular zoo admission fees are: Children 2 & under-free; Children 3-15 & Seniors 62 and over-$5, Adults-$7. “Wild Wednesday” offers half-priced admission to the NEW Zoo from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in June, July and August.  Adventure Park regular rates are posted here.

 

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Girl Scout Day, Saturday, June 6th

Mark your calendar for the 2015 Girl Scout Day event.

The Girl Scout Day event is a day when scouts of any age can visit the zoo and enjoy “extra” educational and fun activities in our Classroom.  These activities are free with zoo admission.  No registration is required for the event.  Every zoo visitor is welcome to participate in the activity stations, many of which will be focused on water and ocean conservation issues, in honor of World Oceans Day, which is held annually on June 8th.

Activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Education Classroom, located inside of the Education & Conservation Center building. Activities will be varied, but examples include things like games and crafts that children can participate in while learning something about water/ocean conservation.  There will be at least one station “geared towards” at least one of each girl scout age group, from Daisies to Juniors; however, all stations will be available for all ages, and visitors do not have to be scouts to participate in these fun and educational activities.  Activity stations will allow scouts to check off requirements for different badges.  Handouts will be provided in the Education Classroom with more details.

The zoo will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the Adventure Park will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

 

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EggStravaganZoo Event 2015

The fun-filled day will kick off with a huge Easter egg hunt throughout the Zoo between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Each child (age 2 to 15) will have the chance to collect up to 10 plastic Easter eggs and redeem them, one at a time, for candy at one of the many color-specific treat stations throughout the Zoo. The hunt is finding the right color station for your colored eggs! Each child participant can also stop at the Visitor Center on their way out to pick-up a final fun prize of their choice.

Throughout the event, visitors can meet the Easter Bunny at our free photo-op in the Amphitheater, enjoy free games and carousel rides, meet the NEW Zoo costume mascots and the Klements’ Sausage Runners (starting at 12:00pm), and new for 2015: we’re asking guests to get into the spring-time spirit by participating in our Marshmallow Peeps Show!

Guests who bring in a decorated marshmallow Peeps or Peeps display will be entered for a chance to win a prize package from the zoo. Winners will be announced on our Facebook page after the event. You do not need to be present to win. Peeps and Peeps scenes can be decorated however you choose* – so be creative! You must put your name, phone number and/or email address on your submission, and displays should be no more than two feet wide by two feet deep and must be able to stand alone on a table-top for display in the Education & Conservation Center during the event.

Tickets for EggStravaganZoo will be available at the door and will include admission to the Zoo as well as the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The cost to join in the fun is just $8 per child (age 2 to 15), $7 per adult, $5 for seniors, kids 1 & under free. Annual Memberships will also be available for purchase.  Please note, there will NOT be a Pancake & Porkie Breakfast this year.  A selection of breakfast rolls and pastries will be available in the Mayan Restaurant.

April 4th also marks opening day of the Adventure Park at the Zoo, with Zip Line and Ropes Course Packages available from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. At no extra cost all people riding the zip line have a chance to win a free same day zip by participating in the “Zoo Zip Egg Drop Challenge.” Drop an egg in the basket from the zip line and WIN!

**Zoo Pass Members**

Zoo Pass Members will not be receiving a physical ticket in the mail this year. To receive your one free admission to the event, bring your Zoo Pass to the Visitor Centeryour membership card will automatically provide you one free admission upon check in. You can purchase additional tickets there as well.

Other fun opportunities for families include:

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*Peeps and Peeps displays must be family-friendly themes in order to be eligible for display and prizes.

Special thanks to our sponsors!

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Holiday Fest – December 12th & 13th

Celebrate the holidays at the NEW Zoo during our extended hours on December 12th and 13th!

Santa is stopping by the NEW Zoo on December 12th and 13th. You can let him know what is on your Christmas wish list – and make sure you are on his “nice” list! Santa will be on-site on Friday and Saturday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the woods from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. both nights. The ride is just $2 per person and will operate as weather permits. After your “sleigh ride”, warm up in the Mayan Restaurant with a hot beverage. Don’t forget to stop by the Education & Conservation Center to get up-close and personal by meeting some of our live animal ambassadors and join in the “edZoocational” fun!

Check out our Paws and Claws Gift Shop and take advantage of saving 50% off all plush animals, toys and NEW Zoo & Adventure Park apparel. This sale runs on the 12th and 13th only and does not include discounts on admission or Zoo Pass purchases.

Special thanks to our generous sponsor, WEMI/WEMY The Family Radio!

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Breakfast with Santa – December 13th

**UPDATE 12-13-14:  Please note, due to the foggy weather this morning, Santa will be unable to arrive by Eagle III Helicopter!  However, he will STILL be on-site by 8am, arriving by more “traditional” means!  We look forward to seeing you here!**

 

Santa will be arriving at the ball diamond across the street from the Zoo for breakfast at 8:00 a.m. on the helicopter Eagle III. Stop on over for the landing and welcome Santa to the zoo! Eagle III is weather permitting, of course, since Rudolph will not be guiding the helicopter.

Breakfast will be served at the Mayan Restaurant from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday morning, December 13. Enjoy all you can eat pancakes and porkies. The price is just $6 for adults (ages 16 and up) and $4 for children and seniors, in addition to zoo admission.

You can also meet some of our Animal Ambassadors in the Education & Conservation Center (ECC), from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Additional activities and crafts for kids will also take place in the ECC starting at 8:00 a.m.  So be sure to pop into the building to warm up and enjoy some holiday fun!

 

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