Special Events

Washington Park Zoo would love to host your next event!

Experience a true Zoo animal adventure for your next birthday party at the Washington Park Zoo!  Pick the party options that work best for you to make your experience even more memorable!

Opening Day

Friday, April 1, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join us for opening day and the start of another great year!

Mother's Day

Sunday, May 8, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Spend a special day making memories that will last a lifetime. The Washington Park Zoo will offer free admission for all mothers and grandmothers with a paid child admission.

WILD Zoo Art for Families

Saturday, May 21, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

It’s art gone WILD at the Zoo! Join us for an exciting opportunity to meet a special animal up close and paint its portrait. An art instructor will guide everyone to create their own masterpiece as both kids and adults meet some amazing animals at the Zoo! Supplies will be provided.

Space is limited. This program is designed for families with children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is required.

Cost: $18 per person - Zoo admission is not included or required for this event.

Military Members Day

Monday, May 30, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Military members are honored with free admission all day with proper ID for active duty, retired military, DOD civilians, and reserve/guard members.

Zoo Camp Programs

Monday, June 13, 2022

Various Dates

Advance registration is required starting on April 3rd.

• June 13-16
• June 20-23
• June 27-30
• July 11-14
• July 18-21
• July 25-28

Father's Day

Sunday, June 19, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Spend a special day making memories that will last a lifetime. The Washington Park Zoo will offer free admission for all fathers and grandfathers with a paid child admission.

Grandparent's Day

Sunday, September 11, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Spend a special day making memories that will last a lifetime. The Washington Park Zoo will offer free admission for all grandparents with a paid child admission.

WILD Zoo Art for Families

Saturday, September 17, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

It’s art gone WILD at the Zoo! Join us for an exciting opportunity to meet a special animal up close and paint its portrait. An art instructor will guide everyone to create their own masterpiece as both kids and adults meet some amazing animals at the Zoo! Supplies will be provided.

Space is limited. This program is designed for families with children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

Cost: $18 per person - Zoo admission is not included or required for this event.

Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, October 22, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

A safe trick-or-treating experience for your ghosts and goblins! Area businesses sponsor booths along the decorated zoo paths and hand out candy to the kids. Advance tickets are recommended due to limited supply. More details to be announced!

Cost: Regular admission rates will apply.

Zoo Closes for the Season

Monday, October 31, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy the last day of the season.