Your company can partner with the Zoo in a variety of promotions, properties and programs, from swank fundraising soirees to targeted sampling and trial. We will customize a cause-related effort to meet your company's needs. Our consistently strong media relations will extend your message.
Winter Zoo provides children of all ages an opportunity to enjoy games, educational programs and special events during a spectacular season of animal adaptation and activity. Each year the family events committee builds on a special theme that relates to the collection of animals. By tradition Winter Zoo ends on a high note: with the last Sunday of Winter Zoo being a Mardi Gras celebration! It's a fun-filled day of mask making (animal-centric, of course) bead tossing, and, weather permitting, a "parade" across the Zoo grounds.
Summer Zoo Weekends, between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day, extends Zoo hours to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday. This summer-long promotion will accommodate families and working adults who want to enjoy the Zoo during the evenings.
Jungle Boogie, a Friday Night Concert Series in the summer, provides another reason for families to stick around on Fridays: Music. Each season, we feature a free concert every Friday night from various local artists and groups from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy rock, rhythm and blues, zydeco, disco, Motown and more. Reaching almost 40,000 visitors in 2006, this Friday Night Zoo Concert Series is music guaranteed to soothe the savage beast. As your company seeks to promote their products and/or services during the summer months, Jungle Boogie delivers a qualified family audience.
Ottertoberfest, autumn weekends mid-September to mid-October, is an Oktoberfest for the whole family with free children's activities, live oom-pah music, and Biergarten for the adults. The educational message is focused on river otters.
Boo at the Zoo, a daytime Halloween party, is the Zoo's way of providing a safe trick-or-treat experience for wee costumed ones from around the metropolitan area. Activities include a parade around grounds, face painting, games, music, costumed characters, and treats, treats, treats around the Pumpkin Trail. Children and adults arrive in costume, although it is not mandatory.