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Party for the Planet 2017

Stop out to the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park on Saturday, April 29th for our annual Party for the Planet event: the day we celebrate Earth Day! Kids and adult visitors alike can enjoy our fun and educational Earth Day activity stations, which will be open until 2:00 p.m.  Throughout the day, many of the animals will have the chance to enjoy special toys and treats made just for them, in honor of this special day.  Be present at noon as we serve cake for 1,000 party guests (while supplies last)!  This event is FREE with Zoo Admission.

Our animals would love to receive party gifts!  You can drop donated items off at the Visitor’s Center main entrance anytime during 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

 

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Meijer EggStravaganZoo

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The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is pleased to partner this year with Meijer, the one-stop shopping supercenter opening in Howard later this year, to present Meijer EggStravaganZoo on Saturday, April 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Meijer EggStravaganZoo will include a family-friendly scavenger hunt to find treat stations for kids (and even some stations for adults, too!).  All the delicious treats at our Candy Stations this year are generously provided by Meijer – so you’re sure to enjoy filling your baskets! Every family or group that enters the zoo will receive a Scavenger Hunt Card to help guide you around the facility to find Candy and Game Stations.  Before leaving the zoo, turn in your Hunt Card at the Visitor Center, where each child will receive a special prize before leaving.

Throughout the event, visitors can meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy kids’ games, animal encounters, ride the carousel, and (weather permitting) play on two large inflatables.  We will also have face painting AND The Dog Haus will be here to serve up their fantastic fresh deep-fried cheese curds!

New this year: everyone who comes in wearing a “Spring Bonnet or Baseball Cap” (any spring-themed decorated hat*) will receive a prize, and both kids and adults are welcome to join in! Be creative -or just a little crazy- and have some fun getting into the springtime spirit.

Tickets for Meijer EggStravaganZoo will be available for $10 in advance at the Zoo Visitor Center, Suamico Citgo, and online beginning April 1st. There will be a Fast Lane to enter the Zoo for people with advanced tickets and for Zoo Pass Members who are using their one free ticket for this event. Members must be sure to have their photo ID’s and Zoo Pass Cards with them to check-in at the Fast Lane gate.  Tickets at the door on the day of the event will be $12. Kids under 3 are free.

The Adventure Park will be open with Zip Line Rides and Ropes Course Packages available from 10:00 a.m. to 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 to WIN!

Purchase your advance tickets here!

Zoo Pass Members

Zoo Pass Members will not receive a physical ticket in the mail. To receive your one free admission to the event, show your Zoo Pass Card and photo ID at the door; your membership card will automatically provide you one free admission upon check-in. You can purchase additional tickets in advance or at the Visitor Center on the day of the event.  Please note: if you do not purchase advance tickets, you must stand in the same line as other visitors to purchase same-day tickets for the remaining members of your party.

*Springtime Bonnets and Baseball Caps must be family-friendly themes in order to be eligible for prizes.

 

Special thanks to all our event sponsors!

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Cribbage Tournament, April 13th

The 5th Annual “Skunks are Beautiful” Cribbage Tournament will be held this year on Thursday, April 13th, starting at 6:00 p.m.  The 2017 event will take place in a NEW LOCATION: Gather on Broadway, at 139 North Broadway Street in Green Bay. Payouts for the event range from $300 (1st place) to $60 (last place), […]

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Join us for Zoo Boo!

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 2016. Tickets for North Shore Bank Zoo Boo will be available for purchase at several locations around Northeastern Wisconsin starting Saturday, September 10th.  Save money by […]

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Senior Citizens Day

The NEW Zoo is proud to honor senior citizens with a special day at the Zoo on Sunday, September 11, 2016.  Free admission will be offered all day to those 62 years or older.  In addition, the NEW Zoo crew will also have goodies for our special senior visitors – free cookies, coffee and juice will be available for seniors in the Mayan Restaurant while supplies last!

Come and pay us visit-and don’t forget to feed the giraffes! The Giraffe Feeding Experience will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and again from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

September hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. seven days per week. Regular admission fees are: Children under 3 are free; Children 3-15 & Seniors 62 and over-$5, Adults-$7.

 

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World Giraffe Day

Join us for World Giraffe Day at the NEW Zoo on June 21st, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Activities include free behind-the-scenes tours of the Giraffe Barn (from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.), face painting, bounce house, kids’ coloring contest, giraffe-themed handmade craft sales (including some paintings done by our giraffes!), and a chance to get up-close and personal with Hodari and Zuri on their very own special day! Learn more about the conservation efforts underway in Africa and feel good about helping the NEW Zoo and Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) help wild giraffes! All proceeds from the day’s Giraffe Feeding Experience, craft table sales, and 10% of any giraffe items sold in the gift shop will be donated to GCF to help SAVE GIRAFFES!

World Giraffe Day is an exciting annual event initiated by Giraffe Conservation Foundation to celebrate the longest-necked animal on the longest day or night (depending on which hemisphere you live!) of the year – 21 June – every year! Not only is it a worldwide celebration of these amazing and much loved animals, but an annual event to raise support, create awareness, and shed light on the challenges giraffes face in the wild. By supporting World Giraffe Day (WGD), you directly help save giraffes in Africa. With only 90,000 giraffes remaining in the wild, the time is right to act NOW!  Visit www.giraffeconservation.org to learn more.

 

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Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, do something special with Mom. Head out to the NEW Zoo as we honor all moms on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8th.  Each Mom will receive FREE ADMISSION on her special day!  In addition, moms will receive special gifts, courtesy of Seroogy’s ’s Chocolates and Charles Wery Farm Greenhouses while supplies last!

While you’re here, don’t forget to feed the giraffes or ride the carousel!.  The Giraffe Feeding Experience is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mother’s Day at the NEW Zoo is generously sponsored by Seroogy’s Chocolates and Charles Wery Farm Greenhouses.

Don’t forget half price zips on our dual racing zip lines for all moms on Mother’s Day as well.

 

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EggStravaganZoo 2016

The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is “egg-cited” to announce that EggStravaganZoo will be held on Saturday, March, 26 th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This year’s event will include a NEW scavenger hunt for kids (and even some hidden stations for adults, too!). Upon entering the zoo, children (under 16) will receive a scavenger hunt card that they can use to find treat and activity stations around the Zoo. After getting their cards stamped, kids should stop at the Visitor Center to pick up a final special prize before leaving.

Throughout the event, visitors can meet the Easter Bunny, and Miss Green Bay Area and Miss Green Bay Area Outstanding Teen will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We’ll have kids games, animal encounters and (weather permitting) two large inflatable games! Just like last year, 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 prize packages from the zoo. Categories will be based on the age of the people who make the Peeps Display: Family, Adult and Child. 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 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. Be sure to stop in the Education and Conservation Center to view all the displays during the event!

Tickets for EggStravaganZoo will be available for $8 in advance at the Zoo Visitor Center, Suamico Citgo, Festival Foods Suamico, DePere, East, and West Green Bay locations beginning March 12th. There will be a Fast Lane to enter the Zoo for people with advanced tickets and for Zoo Pass Members who are using their one free ticket for this event. Members must be sure to have their photo ID’s and Zoo Pass Cards with them to check-in at the Fast Lane gate. Tickets at the door on the day of the event will be $10. Kids under 2 are free.

The Adventure Park will be open with Zip Line Rides and Ropes Course Packages available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 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 to WIN!

Zoo Pass Members

Zoo Pass Members will not receive a physical ticket in the mail. To receive your one free admission to the event, show your Zoo Pass Card and photo ID at the door – your membership card will automatically provide you one free admission upon check-in. You can purchase additional tickets in advance or at the Visitor Center on the day of the event. Please note, if you do not purchase advance tickets, you must stand in the same line as other visitors to purchase same-day tickets for the remaining members of your party.

 

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

 

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#NotaRule Tour here July 1st

We’re pleased to announce that the #NotARule Tour is coming to the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park on July 1st, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The event will take place during our Wild Wednesday half-price admission time frame, so anyone who visits during the event can enjoy half-priced admission into the zoo.  Author of the new book, Penguins Can’t Fly +39 Other Rules That Don’t Exist, Jason Kotecki, will be on-site for book signings, complete with fun activities for families to enjoy.  There will be books available in the Paws & Claws Gift Shop for visitors to purchase, and all proceeds from the book sales will support the zoo’s conservation efforts. 

The 2015 #Notarule Tour is a curious cavalcade of unusual events united in the purpose of helping people break rules that don’t exist. Fueled by the message of Jason Kotecki’s new book from St. Martin’s Press, Penguins Cant Fly +39 Other Rules That Dont Exist, this is one unconventional book tour.

“This is not a traditional lame and boring book signing,” says Kotecki, who is also an artist and professional speaker. “Our goal is to take the focus off the author and tell a better story by creating a fun and memorable experience that gives guests opportunities to break a bunch of rules with their friends and family.”

Some of the rule-breaking activity stations that will be featured include:

“Thou Shalt Act Thine Age:” A photo booth where attendees are encouraged to take pictures after dressing up using silly hats and props.

“Thy Cookies Shalt Be Beautiful:” Featuring bakery-made penguin-shaped sugar cookies, where attendees will be invited to decorate a cookie (ugly) with nasty colored frostings and sprinkles.

“Thou Shalt Not Draw on Thy Children:” Attendees will be invited to use washable markers to draw mustaches on their children or each other!

The event is free with zoo admission.

For more information, visit www.RulesThatDontExist.com.

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