Programs and Events

Date/Time Event
Jun 7 Creature Features Begin

Meet your favorite animals and the people who care for them at Keeper Chats and Feeding Demonstrations all summer.  Get a schedule at the gate when you enter.  Free with zoo admission.  View the Creature Feature schedule here.

Jul 1 Early Bird Hours in July - Members Only

Beat the heat!  The zoo opens at 8:00 AM every day in July for Members Only.

Animal exhibits and buildings open at 9:00 AM.  Rides open at 10:00 AM.

Jul 28 Zoo-Loo-Au


For Zoo Members Only!
Monday, July 28, 2014

Free Food and Fun for the Whole Family

FREE picnic meal served 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

FREE zoo ride 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (your choice of one ride – Train, Boat, Carousel, or Sky Safari)

FREE entertainment & moonwalks on the picnic grounds


  • Show your Zoo-Loo-Au postcard ticket (coming to you by mail) OR Zoo Membership Card and Photo ID to get your FREE meal and ride ticket.
  • The zoo admission gates will close at 7:00 p.m.; exhibits, rides and buildings close at 7:30 p.m.; you can remain on the grounds until 8:00 p.m.
  • Get your hand stamped for easy entry into the zoo.

 Click here for more information.

Jul 30 Teacher Appreciation Night

Join us for an evening of education, exploring, and fun at the zoo’s annual Teacher Appreciation Night from 4:00 – 700 PM.  You’ll participate in behind-the-scenes tours, mini-workshops, and special activities.  Plus, you’ll enjoy food, giveaways, and 3 PGP points.

This event is FREE for educators, but advance registration is required.  THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

Jul 30 Wild Wednesday - LAST ONE FOR 2014

Wild WednesdaysMembers Only!  The zoo is open late and will offer chef-prepared dinner features - Last admission 7 PM; animal exhibits and rides close at 7:30 PM.

Grounds close at 8 PM.

Become a member today!

Aug 1 Jelani's Birthday

The zoo’s tallest resident turns 16 years old this week!  Help us celebrate with special activities from 10 AM – 3 PM.  Activities are free with zoo admission.

 Fort Wayne Children's Zoo_Reticulated Giraffe


Aug 1 Family Wild Night

The ultimate family adventure! “Sleep With the Sharks” at the zoo.  Register online or print a registration form.

Aug 22 Zoo Brew & Wine Too

beer in glassSample dozens of beers, wines, and food from local breweries, wineries, and restaurants while listening to live music and enjoying the zoo at this not-to-be missed fundraising event.  Tickets go on sale in May at

Please note the following changes to regular zoo hours due to Zoo Brew & Wine Too:

    • Entire zoo closes at Noon
    • Zoo grounds close at 1 PM


Aug 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 Diehm Museum, across the street from the zoo.

Sep 2 Story Time

Join us for Story Time at the Australian Adventure Plaza every Tuesday and Wednesday in September.

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