Programs and Events

Date/Time Event
Jun 11 World Oceans Day

Even though we live far from the coast, you can take action to protect the oceans. Activities run from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM and are free with zoo admission.

Jun 17 What's the Buzz?

Learn the importance of bees and other pollinators and how to help them in your own back yard. Activities run from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM and are free with zoo admission.

Jun 19 Zoobilee!

It’s the wildest party in town! Join us for the zoo’s gala fundraiser as we Party with the Penguins in honor of the zoo’s 50th birthday.  Event tickets sell quickly, so please contact the zoo at 260-427-6800 to get on the mailing list or reserve your seat!

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 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 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 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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