2019 December Buzz
Don't Miss The Gift of Lights!
The Gift of Lights, efficiently powered by Indiana Michigan Power runs until December 22, Fridays through Sundays, 5-9 pm.

We are looking forward to partying at the Zoo this weekend, December 13-15. For Friday, Round Barn Season Pass holders can show their Season Pass for a $2 discount on their admission, and we'll be featuring Round Barn tastings for adults. Saturday is the Ugly Sweater party. Join us for tastings, an ugly sweater contest, and music on the plaza! And Sunday, wear your holiday pajamas to the Zoo! We'll have a cool giveaway (until they run out)! On Saturday and Sunday, local author Cherie Hallwood will be in the gift shop for a special storytime!

Regular admission tickets for The Gift of Lights will be available for pre-sale at the Zoo during open hours and Martin's Super Markets starting November 18. Zoo Members tickets are available at the Zoo.

Regular admission is $10 for adults ages 15+, $5 for children 3-14, and free for babies 2 and under. Admission for members is $7 for adults and $3 for children. The enhanced Polar Zoo Express tickets are $3 each and will run as weather permits.

Check Out the Frozen Zoo!
It’s that time of the year again where snow covers the ground, ponds become ice skating rinks, and the air is so cold you can see your own breath! How do animals survive the cold?

Sign up for Frozen Zoo Camp to learn all about frozen habitats and investigate different methods animals use to enduring the icy cold! Campers will get to do activities, experiments, meet and greets and more!

December 31, 9 am - 12 pm
$20 members and $25 non-members

January 2, 9 am - 3 pm
$30 members and $35 non-members

January 3, 9 am - 3 pm
$30 members and $35 non-members

Giving ZOOday!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Giving ZOOday! You helped us provide food, medicine, and enrichment for our animals. Giving ZOOday rewards will be shipped soon.

If you didn't get a chance to participate in Giving ZOOday, you can still join our vision for the future and be a part of furthering the Zoo's mission to inspire excellence in education, conservation, and improved quality of animal life by giving to the annual fund.

We are so grateful for the generosity of our donors all year long, but especially at this time of year. Thank you for your support!

Winter Days Start Soon

Visit the Zoo in winter to see what the animals are doing, plus get a sneak peak at the changes for 2020.

Winter Days are noon to 3 pm (last admission at 2:30) January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, and March 7.

Weather permitting, the train and carousel will be running. We'll also have a craft wristband available.

Admission for Winter Days is free for Zoo Members, and $5.50 per person for everyone else (babies 2 and under are free).

Looking Forward to 2020
Although we're closed for the season now, the Zoo will reopen April 3. We'll look forward to seeing you then!

New this year, the Zoo will have extended summer hours June 1 through August 31, 10 am to 8 pm.