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.
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 nearly 30,000 visitors in 2015, 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 and young professional 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 a Biergarten for the adults. The educational message is focused on river otters.
Boo at the Zoo Nights and Spooky Saturday, a month-long Halloween party, is the Zoo's way of providing a safe trick-or-treating experience for wee costumed ones from around the metropolitan area. Guests can enjoy special Halloween and fall decorations around the Zoo during most nights in October during Boo at the Zoo Nights. On Spooky Saturday, activities including educational activity stations, face painting, games, music, costumed characters and treats around the Zoo are offered. Children are encouraged to arrive in costume, although it is not mandatory.
Wild Lights is an enlightening experience for the whole family. A swath of twinkling holiday lights runs from South Gate, past Lakeside Cafe, and on to the Mary Ann Lee Conservation Carousel. Guests can go nose-to-beak with the birds at Penguin & Puffin Coast, meet Kali the polar bear at McDonnell Polar Bear Point, and buzz through the Monsanto Insectarium. Fireside storytelling, holiday crafts for kids to make, live musical performances and much more add to the magic of this event.