Category Archive: Special Events

National Zoo Pandas looking forward to Spring

Everyone here in the David M.Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat is eager for spring to finally arrive. Even the pandas seem less interested in the snow with each winter storm, spending less time playing in it than they did earlier in the winter. As the last of the winter’s snow and ice finally melt away, …

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Playtime for Baby Gorillas

Baby gorillas Patty and Nayembi are getting plenty of play in as they grow at Regenstein Center for African Apes. Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy explains the importance of play for gorilla development in this special video.

The Penguins & Polar Bears are going to be happy

Lincoln Park Zoo unveils two State-of-the-Art Exhibits for the polar bears and penguins. In 2016 the north side of the zoo will get a brand-new look. This $22 million effort will inspire natural behaviors–and new views–for two of the zoo’s best-loved species. See All the Details

Spring Zoo Camp at Santa Barbara Zoo


It is a great time to be a kid 🙂 Spring Discovery Camp: Ages 3-5 Colors of Nature If you could be any color, what would it be?  Discover the whole rainbow of animals at the Zoo. Spring Safari Camp: Ages 6-9 Life in the Zoo How much food does an elephant eat in a …

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NightCrawlers at Zoo Atlanta


Travel behind-the-scenes As the sun sets and Zoo Atlanta closes its gates for the evening, you and your family can go behind-the-scenes to see what happens in the Zoo after hours! Spend the night at a NightCrawler overnight for a nocturnal adventure that you and your family will never forget! Bring your own group of …

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Go Wild on Valentine’s Day

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo invites you to add a little Wild to your Valentine’s Day at our Wild at Heart Event 2013. Indulge yourself with food, drink, animal encounters, entertainment, and a fabulous silent auction with lots of love! Dress up in your finest cocktail attire and treat yourself to tantalizing appetizers served alongside a tasty …

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Explore the Lincoln Zoo after Hours

Lincoln Park Zoo

Ever wonder what happens when Lincoln Park Zoo closes for the night? On January 18, families with kids ages 5-12 can share an Evening Encounter–or spend the night, if they’d like–with Sleep Under the Skyscrapers: Indoor Overnight. Sign up for this exclusive experience.

Raptor Project soars to the Brevard Zoo


Visit the Raptors – Brevard Zoo January 19-21, 2013 Brevard Zoo will host a three-day special exhibit featuring impressive birds of prey January 19-21, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The exhibit, called The Raptor Project, will feature 15 to 20 raptors from all over the world, plus a chance to see …

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Do you love zoo train?

Sign up for the Conductors Club and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at Emmett, the Santa Barbara Zoo’s newest locomotive, meet the Zoo’s conductors, and learn everything there is to know about how the trains work! Visit or contact Joey Corazza at (805) 962-5339, ext.110 or to learn more.

Wild Wind, Beer & Food Safari – Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

Save the date for our “Wild Wine, Beer & Food Safari” on June 2. Join us for a fabulous night of great food from local vendors, as well as spirits from around the world and close to home. There will be great live music, an amazing silent auction, and much more! Tickets are on sale! …

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