Activities are free with zoo admission except as noted. Subject to cancellation depending on the cooperation of weather and animals.


Daily Activities offered through April 30
*denotes fee-based activity

Ride the Historic Carousel*

Temporarily Closed

9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday-Friday;
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Weekends & Holidays

$3, in addition to zoo admission

Enjoy rides on the classic, hand-carved wooden carousel horses.

Willawong Station

Temporarily Closed

The walk-through bird experience
9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. daily

Seed sticks are only available weekends, holidays and school breaks for $2 each, cash only.

Travel down under to the world of the Australian parrot and the Australian grasslands habitat. Willawong Station is a fun opportunity for the whole family to get up close to birds in a controlled, safe environment. The aviary includes approximately 70 free-flying birds, primarily small colorful Australian parrots.

Entry to Willawong Station is free with zoo admission.

Penguin Feeding Experience*

Temporarily Closed

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (or until the fish run out!), daily

Feed the zoo’s tuxedo-clad birds! For $5, feed the zoo’s Humboldt penguins a handful of tasty fish and experience these endangered birds hand to beak. Feeding is subject to cancellation due to weather or penguins’ appetites.

Penguin Keeper Talk

Temporarily Closed

2:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays

Desert penguins? Visit with the zoo’s outstanding keepers and learn amazing things about Humboldt penguins on land and at sea. How do animal keepers care for this fascinating colony and conduct research in the wild? Find out at this popular program.

Wildlife Theater

Temporarily Closed

Ambassador Animal Training Demonstration

Nov. 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020
2:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays

Watch birds such as hawks and owls fly closely over your head, or see one of the zoo’s furrier critters work on their recycling skills! Get a firsthand look at how the zoo’s animals and trainers prepare for new programs and see some of the new behaviors the animals are learning.



Appropriate for ages 0-8 years and their caregivers


Play Inside Zoomazium

Temporarily Closed

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., daily

Kids 8 and under and their caregivers love Zoomazium! The indoor, nature play space offers play and learning in a fun, safe and stimulating environment all year long. Families can connect with animals, habitats and more, indoors and outdoors in Zoomazium’s backyard. For even more fun at the zoo, check out the zoo’s new family science exploration backpacks!

Sensory Friendly Fridays

Temporarily Closed

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Fridays

Fridays in Zoomazium are Sensory Friendly. On Fridays the Strangler Fig tree is closed to create a quieter and more comfortable environment for children with sensory sensitivities and their families. Soothing, exploratory sensory activities are also provided to support language development, motor skills, problem solving skills and social interactions.

Creature Feature

Temporarily Closed

10:30 a.m., daily

Who will you meet today? Kids and their caregivers join puppets to participate in a fun story that leads up to a visit from a live zoo animal. Watch the animal visitor to learn more and maybe even gently touch them!

Shake, Rattle and Roar

Temporarily Closed

11:30 a.m., daily

Join a toddler dance party in Zoomazium! Toddlers and caregivers are invited to sing, dance, and play instruments to animal and nature-themed music.

The zoo is temporarily closed following state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
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