Saturday and Sunday
October 4-5, 11-12, 2014
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission is FREE

In honor of the fun-loving North American river otters, the Zoo will host Ottertoberfest, a fall event featuring traditional German biergartens, live music, kids' activities and more. At the biergartens, visitors can purchase beer, bratwurst and other German specialties.

Otter-related games and activities for children will include a River Ranger game, an "Otter Says" game and a river otter biofact table. An otter-themed craft will be available for children to create in addition to the games and activities.

Biergarten Entertainment — 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Saturday, October 4: The Polka Connection Band
Sunday, October 5: Bug Tussel Bluegrass Band

Saturday, October 11: Fox Creek Band
Sunday, October 12: The Good Times Band

Keeper Chats and Enrichment

Each day of Ottertoberfest:

  • 10:00 a.m. — Keeper chat at North American river otters, Emerson Children's Zoo


  • T-Mobile
  • Coca-Cola
  • Wild 104.9!