Summer Hours, Programs Return to NEW Zoo

The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is excited to announce that summer is officially coming to the Zoo this weekend! Starting this Saturday, May 29th, VIP Experiences, including our popular penguin and pelican feedings, and free summer “Discovery Stations” will be available throughout the day. In addition, the Giraffe Feeding Experience is reopening, temporarily on a limited basis, as our giraffes readjust to meeting with guests. Currently, the Giraffe Feeding Experience will be open daily starting at 10:00 a.m. Hours will be limited into early June, but we look forward to announcing a full reopening of the Feeding Experience soon – so stay tuned!

Tickets for feeding the penguins and pelicans should be purchased in advance to reserve your spot, as limited quantities are available each day. Face coverings will be required to participate in all VIP Experiences, as well as for feeding the giraffes. Ticket sales links and the full schedule of summer events are available here at newzoo.org/education/other-programs/vipexperiences

In addition to these fun, summertime experiences, the NEW Zoo’s hours are also extending! Starting Tuesday, June 1st, the NEW Zoo will be open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Zoo Admission will also be half-price from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings during the months of June, July, and August.

During your visit, don’t forget to ride the Dahlin Express train or the Endangered Species Carousel. The Adventure Park will also be open for family-friendly adventures starting this Friday, May 28th. Visit our website at newzoo.org/adventure-park to learn more.

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