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2019 Calendar of Events
September 21st – Fur & Feathers Fitness Day and 5k
Fur & Feathers Fitness Day will feature fitness instructors from a variety of fitness centers around the area for all abilities and ages. Fitness Day will include yoga classes, dance classes, and even a financial fitness class. Check back continuously as we release items on the schedule for the day. You can end the day by participating in the 5K run or walk, the one mile family fun run or walk or for the little ones, a Kids Dash.
October 18-20 & 25-27 – Boo at the Zoo
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden’s annual event for family Halloween fun! Live entertainment, decor, trick or treating, storytelling, animal encounters, nightly costume contest with prizes and much more!
The Engelbrecht Carousel will be open during the event and will require 2 tokens per rider.
Tickets can be purchased online or in the Zoo Gift Shop. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended for faster entry into the event. Your tickets are valid for one of the six nights at Boo at the Zoo, you do not have to choose which night to attend while purchasing.
Tickets are $6 for Zoo Members and $8 for non-members. One year olds and infants receive free admission. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
This event is held rain or shine. All sales final. No refunds.
December 7-8 – Breakfast with Santa
We are decking the halls to welcome Santa to the zoo!
Enjoy a hot breakfast while sharing your list with Santa and taking fun photos. Children will receive treats and make a special holiday craft. Guests will also enjoy animal encounters. Ticket purchase also included all day admission to the Zoo.
Breakfast and photos with Santa will take place in the Kley Exhibit Hall.
Tickets available online only. Four sessions are available and all sessions are approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Each session is identical in programming and activities. You must attend the session for which you purchase tickets as space is limited.
View all of our 2019 events here: 2019 Events Calendar