Get into the holiday spirit at the NEW Zoo! Meet Santa, enjoy free games and activities for kids – and meet live animals! Additional details provided as event approaches.
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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.
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) […]
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.
It’s that time of year again: the holidays are just around the corner! But, don’t worry – we’ve got some great gift ideas for everyone on your list. Zoo Pass Memberships Zoo Pass Memberships are a gift that keeps on giving – for the entire year! You can purchase a gift membership for anyone: an […]
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!
The Adventure Park will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 25th, for the Memorial Day holiday. Starting June 1st, the Adventure Park features will be open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The NEW Zoo will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Memorial Day, and every […]
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 Center – your 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:
*Peeps and Peeps displays must be family-friendly themes in order to be eligible for display and prizes.
Special thanks to our sponsors!
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!
**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!