Programs and Events

Date/Time Event
Dec 25 Steve Shine Holiday Movie Marathon

This Fort Wayne favorite returns on Christmas Day.  Watch for the zoo at 9:45AM and 3:00PM on the Steve Shine Holiday Movie Marathon on Antenna TV.

Over-the-air channel 15.2 (WANE), cable channels FIOS 463, Mediacom 106, and Comcast 250.

Dec 29 Zooper Heroes

Ages 6-12

Get the class details and register here.

Dec 29 I Like to Move It

Ages 4-5

Get the class details and register here.

Dec 30 Some Like it Hot

Ages 6-12

Get the class details and register here.

Dec 31 Happy Zoo Year!

Ages 6-12

Get the class details and register here.

Dec 31 Animal Yoga

Age 3 with adult

Get the class details and register here.

Feb 6 Volunteer Opportunity Fair

Explore volunteer opportunities at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo!  Talk to our volunteers and learn about upcoming training classes at this open-house event.  Teens age 13-17 are invited to learn more  about our Z-TEAM program and adults age 18 and over can discover the variety of volunteer positions available.  Drop in between 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the Franke Park #1 Pavilion (located in the park, just beyond the zoo entrance).

Registration is not required.  Call Kathy Terlizzi, Volunteer Manager, at 260-427-6828 with questions.

Feb 11 Pre-literacy & Nature Play Workshop for Early Childhood Educators

Unplug your preschoolers from electronic media and get them involved in hands-on, authentic pre-literacy activities. This 90-minute workshop will inspire you to get your emergent readers excited about literacy and nature!

Cost:  Free.  This grant-supported workshop is available to Early Childhood educators in Adams, Allen, Huntington, Wabash, and Wells counties in Indiana only.

To register, contact the Zoo Education Department at 260-427-6808 or

Click here for a list of all upcoming teacher workshops.

Apr 25 Opening Day 2015

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo opens for its 50th season today!  Open 9 AM – 6 PM; last admission 5:00 PM; exhibits, rides, & buildings close at 5:30 PM; grounds close at 6:00 PM.

May 23 Animal Enrichment Workshop

Adults, children, families, and groups can assist in creating objects to stimulate animals’ interest and encourage natural behaviors at an Animal Enrichment Workshop.

Individuals need not register ahead of time and no previous training is required; just arrive at 10:00 a.m. ready to work. Group leaders should call the zoo’s Volunteer Office at 260-427-6828 at least one week in advance, with the ages and number of people in the group.

Workshops meet from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon in the lower level of the Diehm Museum, across the street from the zoo.

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