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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Effective Tuesday, November 1st, the NEW Zoo hours of operation will change to the winter schedule. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. The NEW Zoo will remain open seven days a week, including holidays. The Adventure Park will close for the season, but groups can still schedule outings, weather permitting. Contact […]
The N.E.W. Zoological Society has been selected as a 2016 Cellcom Green Gift recipient. The non-profit received a $2000 Green Gift from Cellcom to support the development of an educational children’s book in partnership with the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park and Unite for Literacy. The nonfiction book educates the public about Japanese macaques, an […]
Finnegan the moose, who arrived approximately a month ago from the Milwaukee Zoo died unexpectedly on 10/25/16. He appeared to have died peacefully in his favorite resting spot in his exhibit. Finnegan was born at the Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo but spent the majority of his life in Milwaukee. He adjusted well to the return […]
Don’t miss our annual Public Pumpkin Carving Event, sponsored by Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream!
This event will be held on Wednesday, October 12th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
This pumpkin-carving and decorating event is FREE and open to the public. Just bring your own pumpkins and pumpkin-carving tools and prepare to create a pumpkin masterpiece! Pumpkins can be carved, painted, sculpted – any type of decoration is fair game! The event takes 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 free SODA to everyone who participates in the event. Groups such as scout groups and church service groups, along with families and friends are all welcome and encouraged to attend. Of course, individuals can attend as well!
All pumpkins carved 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 2016, held on October 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th. Zoo supporters are also welcome to donate and drop-off pumpkins carved off-site ANYTIME during regular business hours on weekdays during October, starting October 13th. 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.
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. For more information, or to register, email the Volunteer Coordinator or visit our online sign-up page to register.
Effective Thursday, September 1st, the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park will be operating under the Fall Hours of Operation schedule. The Zoo will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Adventure Park (Ropes Challenge Course, Climbing Wall, and Zip Lines) will be closed on weekdays beginning September 1, but will be open […]
Attention Pokémon Trainers: Join us at the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park on Tuesday, August 23rd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for a special “PokéZoo Adventure!” We will be dropping 30 lures over the three-hour time frame, both inside of the Zoo and in the surrounding areas near the Adventure Park and pond near […]
The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is currently recruiting Interns! We have recently expanded our internship options and opportunities. Applicants no longer have to be interested in either education or animal care; we now offer programs in THREE NEW areas: marketing & social media, volunteer coordination/management, and graphic design and photography! These new Internships will provide […]
Did you know the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park’s Education Department behind-the-scenes programs? Guests have more options than ever before to get to know the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park’s animals. With our private program offerings, guests can now experience private, personalized zoo encounters with three different species: the giraffes, penguins, or Aldabra tortoises. These […]