Programs and Events

Date/Time Event
Jun 25 Grossology

Get gross and explore mucus, slime and other adaptations that are vital to animals’ survival. Activities run from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM and are free with zoo admission.

Jul 1 50th Birthday Celebration

Happy Birthday to Zoo!   Join us at 11:00 AM as we mark the official 50th birthday of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo with cake, songs, and more.  Free with zoo admission.

Jul 9 Backstage Pass

Step behind the gates that say “Employees Only” to learn what it takes to feed and care for 1,000 animals. Activities run from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM and are free with zoo admission.

Jul 17 Family Wild Nights - Sleep Under the Stars

Sleep under the stars family night.

Age 5 & up with adult.  June 20 (Father’s Day Weekend), July 17, September 5.  Click here for program details.

Jul 23 Ice Day

Chill out with our animals as they get icy treats to beat the heat in celebration of National Zoo Keeper Week. Activities run from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM and are free with zoo admission.

Jul 27 Zoo-Loo-Au - Members Only

Free food and fun for the whole family!  The Zoo-Loo-Au is our way of saying “Thanks for being a Zoo Member.”   Zoo-Loo-Au details.

Jul 29 International Tiger Day

Discover how you can help these beautiful endangered cats. Activities run from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM and are free with zoo admission.

Jul 29 Teacher Appreciation Night
Join us for an evening of education, exploring, and fun at the zoo’s annual Teacher Appreciation Night.  You’ll participate in behind-the-scenes tours, mini-workshops, and special activities.  Plus, you’ll enjoy food, giveaways, and 3 PGP points, and it’s all FREE with pre-registration. Educators from grades preK-12 must register in advance to get free zoo admission for the event.  Send us an e-mail with your name, grade level, county, and school or call 260-427-6808 to get on the list.  Please include your summer e-mail so we can contact you with updates on the event.

Click here for a list of all upcoming teacher workshops.

 

Aug 1 Family Wild Nights - Sleep with the Sharks

Sleep with the Sharks Family Wild Nights

For age 5 & up with adult.  May 9 (Mother’s Day Weekend), August 1, September 11, October 2  Click here for program details.

Aug 21 Zoo Brew & Wine, Too

Enjoy food, wine, and beer tastings at this popular zoo fundraiser. Tickets go on sale in May.

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