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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

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3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
(260) 427-6800

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May 2017

Open Late Memorial Day through Labor Day (9am–7pm)

May 27 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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The zoo opens at 9 AM every day* from April 22 - October 8 for family fun! From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the zoo will be open late (last admission will be at 7 p.m.; grounds will close at 8 p.m.). Plan your visit today! *The zoo will be closed August 18 in preparation for our Zoo Brew & Wine, Too fundraising event.

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June 2017

Grossology

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Get gross and explore mucus, slime, and other adaptations that are vital to animals’ survival from 10 AM to 3 PM. Activities are FREE with zoo admission.

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Military Appreciation Day

June 14 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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To honor those who serve our country, active duty military, retired military, Gold Star families, National Guard members, reservists and their immediate families receive free zoo admission on Wednesday, June 14 with a valid military ID.  Immediate family includes spouse/partner and children age 18 and under. The zoo will be open from 9 a.m. – 7p.m. Last admission will be at 7 p.m.; grounds will close at 8 p.m.

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Zoobilee 2017 – Waltz on the Wild Side – Presented by PNC Bank

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Zoobilee is the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’s gala event and features a gourmet dinner and cocktails. The silent and live auctions are sure to impress with zoo experiences you can only find at Zoobilee. Best of all, you'll be supporting the zoo and our mission of connecting kids and animals, strengthening families, and inspiring people to care! For 2017 ticket information call Leisha Harkness at 260-427-6831. For sponsorship information, call Erin Friend at 260-427-6844. See photos from Zoobilee 2016: **African…

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July 2017

Ice Day

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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A capuchin monkey with ice watermark

Chill out with our animals as they get icy treats to beat the heat in celebration of National Zoo Keeper Week. Activities are FREE with zoo admission.

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August 2017

Zoo Brew & Wine Too

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Tickets go on sale July 10 at noon! Note to all zoo guests: The zoo will be closed on Friday, August 18 so we can prepare for the Zoo Brew & Wine Too fundraiser. The zoo will re-open at 9 AM on Saturday, August 19. Zoo Brew & Wine Too offers guests 21 and older the chance to sample delicious food, beer, and wine from over 40 local and regional establishments as they stroll through the zoo listening to music…

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September 2017

End of Late Hours

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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boy at sea lion exhibit

Today is the final day for late hours. Closing hours will return to normal time for the rest of the season (last admission will be at 5 p.m.; grounds will close at 6 p.m.). The zoo opens at 9 AM every day from April 22 – October 8 for family fun! Plan your visit today!

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Story Time

September 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Enjoy an animal-themed story paired with a silly song. Meet on the Australian Adventure Plaza at 10:30 AM for this free program, designed for children ages 5 and under with adult. Every Tuesday and Wednesday in September.

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Story Time

September 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Enjoy an animal-themed story paired with a silly song. Meet on the Australian Adventure Plaza at 10:30 AM for this free program, designed for children ages 5 and under with adult. Every Tuesday and Wednesday in September.

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Story Time

September 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Enjoy an animal-themed story paired with a silly song. Meet on the Australian Adventure Plaza at 10:30 AM for this free program, designed for children ages 5 and under with adult. Every Tuesday and Wednesday in September.

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Story Time

September 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Enjoy an animal-themed story paired with a silly song. Meet on the Australian Adventure Plaza at 10:30 AM for this free program, designed for children ages 5 and under with adult. Every Tuesday and Wednesday in September.

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Story Time

September 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Enjoy an animal-themed story paired with a silly song. Meet on the Australian Adventure Plaza at 10:30 AM for this free program, designed for children ages 5 and under with adult. Every Tuesday and Wednesday in September.

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Story Time

September 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Enjoy an animal-themed story paired with a silly song. Meet on the Australian Adventure Plaza at 10:30 AM for this free program, designed for children ages 5 and under with adult. Every Tuesday and Wednesday in September.

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Story Time

September 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Enjoy an animal-themed story paired with a silly song. Meet on the Australian Adventure Plaza at 10:30 AM for this free program, designed for children ages 5 and under with adult. Every Tuesday and Wednesday in September.

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Story Time

September 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Enjoy an animal-themed story paired with a silly song. Meet on the Australian Adventure Plaza at 10:30 AM for this free program, designed for children ages 5 and under with adult. Every Tuesday and Wednesday in September.

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October 2017

Closing Day

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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The 2017 zoo season comes to an end today.

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Wild Zoo Halloween: Noon – 5PM

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, repeating until October 30, 2017

One event on October 13, 2017 at 12:00pm

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Presented by: Enjoy a “merry-not-scary” Halloween at the zoo! See all of our zoo animals while you explore the Treat Trails, meet Broomhilda the Witch, pick a mini pumpkin to bring home, and experience plenty more kid-friendly activities. Visit the zoo from 12 to 5pm (last admission at 5pm, grounds close at 6pm) between October 13-15, 19-22, or 27-29, and don't forget to wear your Halloween costumes! Take lots of photos, but be sure to tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and…

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Wild Zoo Halloween: Noon – 5PM

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, repeating until October 30, 2017

One event on October 13, 2017 at 12:00pm

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Presented by: Enjoy a “merry-not-scary” Halloween at the zoo! See all of our zoo animals while you explore the Treat Trails, meet Broomhilda the Witch, pick a mini pumpkin to bring home, and experience plenty more kid-friendly activities. Visit the zoo from 12 to 5pm (last admission at 5pm, grounds close at 6pm) between October 13-15, 19-22, or 27-29, and don't forget to wear your Halloween costumes! Take lots of photos, but be sure to tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and…

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Wild Zoo Halloween: Noon – 5PM

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, repeating until October 30, 2017

One event on October 13, 2017 at 12:00pm

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Presented by: Enjoy a “merry-not-scary” Halloween at the zoo! See all of our zoo animals while you explore the Treat Trails, meet Broomhilda the Witch, pick a mini pumpkin to bring home, and experience plenty more kid-friendly activities. Visit the zoo from 12 to 5pm (last admission at 5pm, grounds close at 6pm) between October 13-15, 19-22, or 27-29, and don't forget to wear your Halloween costumes! Take lots of photos, but be sure to tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and…

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Wild Zoo Halloween: Noon – 5PM

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, repeating until October 30, 2017

One event on October 13, 2017 at 12:00pm

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Presented by: Enjoy a “merry-not-scary” Halloween at the zoo! See all of our zoo animals while you explore the Treat Trails, meet Broomhilda the Witch, pick a mini pumpkin to bring home, and experience plenty more kid-friendly activities. Visit the zoo from 12 to 5pm (last admission at 5pm, grounds close at 6pm) between October 13-15, 19-22, or 27-29, and don't forget to wear your Halloween costumes! Take lots of photos, but be sure to tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and…

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Wild Zoo Halloween: Noon – 5PM

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, repeating until October 30, 2017

One event on October 13, 2017 at 12:00pm

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Presented by: Enjoy a “merry-not-scary” Halloween at the zoo! See all of our zoo animals while you explore the Treat Trails, meet Broomhilda the Witch, pick a mini pumpkin to bring home, and experience plenty more kid-friendly activities. Visit the zoo from 12 to 5pm (last admission at 5pm, grounds close at 6pm) between October 13-15, 19-22, or 27-29, and don't forget to wear your Halloween costumes! Take lots of photos, but be sure to tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and…

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Wild Zoo Halloween: Noon – 5PM

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, repeating until October 30, 2017

One event on October 13, 2017 at 12:00pm

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Presented by: Enjoy a “merry-not-scary” Halloween at the zoo! See all of our zoo animals while you explore the Treat Trails, meet Broomhilda the Witch, pick a mini pumpkin to bring home, and experience plenty more kid-friendly activities. Visit the zoo from 12 to 5pm (last admission at 5pm, grounds close at 6pm) between October 13-15, 19-22, or 27-29, and don't forget to wear your Halloween costumes! Take lots of photos, but be sure to tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and…

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MaskZOOrade

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Tickets go on sale online Monday, August 28 at noon! Join us for the zoo’s newest fundraising event! MaskZOOrade gives guests 21 and older the unique opportunity to have a “spooktacular” time while supporting the zoo. The event will feature music, themed appetizers, and cocktails as guests enjoy the zoo at night! Ticket price is $50. Costumes are Encouraged! For sponsorship information, contact the zoo’s Development Coordinator Erin Friend at 260-427-6844 or erin.friend@kidszoo.org. For general information, contact 260-427-6831 or development@kidszoo.org. THANK YOU to our…

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Wild Zoo Halloween: Noon – 5PM

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, repeating until October 30, 2017

One event on October 13, 2017 at 12:00pm

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Presented by: Enjoy a “merry-not-scary” Halloween at the zoo! See all of our zoo animals while you explore the Treat Trails, meet Broomhilda the Witch, pick a mini pumpkin to bring home, and experience plenty more kid-friendly activities. Visit the zoo from 12 to 5pm (last admission at 5pm, grounds close at 6pm) between October 13-15, 19-22, or 27-29, and don't forget to wear your Halloween costumes! Take lots of photos, but be sure to tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and…

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Wild Zoo Halloween: Noon – 5PM

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, repeating until October 30, 2017

One event on October 13, 2017 at 12:00pm

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Presented by: Enjoy a “merry-not-scary” Halloween at the zoo! See all of our zoo animals while you explore the Treat Trails, meet Broomhilda the Witch, pick a mini pumpkin to bring home, and experience plenty more kid-friendly activities. Visit the zoo from 12 to 5pm (last admission at 5pm, grounds close at 6pm) between October 13-15, 19-22, or 27-29, and don't forget to wear your Halloween costumes! Take lots of photos, but be sure to tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and…

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Wild Zoo Halloween: Noon – 5PM

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, repeating until October 30, 2017

One event on October 13, 2017 at 12:00pm

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Presented by: Enjoy a “merry-not-scary” Halloween at the zoo! See all of our zoo animals while you explore the Treat Trails, meet Broomhilda the Witch, pick a mini pumpkin to bring home, and experience plenty more kid-friendly activities. Visit the zoo from 12 to 5pm (last admission at 5pm, grounds close at 6pm) between October 13-15, 19-22, or 27-29, and don't forget to wear your Halloween costumes! Take lots of photos, but be sure to tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and…

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