Family Fun Days

Connect with your kids and make new friends with these family-oriented activities.  Each Family Fun Day will have a unique format and activity, but all are designed for maximum fun and for families with members of all ages!  

2017 Family Fun Days Dates:

Family Fun Day Sunday: Zoo Year's "Eve"
Event Title Date Time Status
Zoo Year's "Eve" Sunday, December 31 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. OPEN

Ring in the New Year at 12:00 - noon, that is!  We’ll celebrate with party favors, sparkling juice, and well-wishes for a great “zoo” year ahead.  Expect a surprise appearance by some “party animals,” too!

2018 Family Fun Days Dates:

Family Fun Friday: Friday Night Fiesta!

Event Title Date Time Status
Fiesta! Friday, June 22 6:30 p.m.-8:30p.m. OPEN

Join us for a zoo fiesta! We’ll celebrate Friday night with some Latin American themed fun - including a build-your-own taco bar, games, activities, and up close and personal encounters with some animal amigos from south of the border!

 Program Fee $35 Members/$50 Non-Members

Family Fun Day Sunday: Brunch with the Beasts
Event Title Date Time Status
Brunch with Beasts Sunday, July 29 12:00 p.m. - 2:30p.m. OPEN

Ever wonder what the Zoo animals eat? Join us for a family fun brunch and exploration session. Participants will learn how our zookeepers prepare and store a variety of foods to meet the complex nutritional needs of wild animals, and try their hands at becoming Zoo Chefs! A light brunch is also provided for all human participants!

Program Fee: $25 Members/$35 Non-Members

Family Fun Friday: Zoo Snooze Family Overnight
Event Title Date Time Status
Zoo Snooze Friday, September 21- Saturday, September 22 6:30 p.m. Friday to 10:00 a.m. Saturday OPEN

Camp out at the Zoo and enjoy an evening of family-fun activities, a flashlight tour of the Zoo, encounters with some of the Zoo’s nocturnal residents, a pizza dinner and morning breakfast. Families may bring a tent, or sleep beneath the stars.  

Program Fee: $100 Members/$150 Non-Members

Family Fun Day Sunday: Zoo Toy Workshop

Event Title Date Time Status
Zoo Toy Workshop Sunday, December 30, 2018 11:00a.m. - 12:30p.m. OPEN

Calling all elves! Kids aren’t the only ones who like to play with toys - the animals love them too! Come learn about how zookeepers use toys and other “enrichments” to keep animals healthy and happy. Help us build some fun new enrichments and watch the animals play! We’ll provide all the needed supplies for enrichment building and a take home toy for child participants. 

Program Fee: $25 Members/$35 Non-Members

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Advance registration required.  All members of the family attending must be listed on the registration form.  For this program, a “Family” is defined as up to 2 adults and all children residing in the household.  Please note that if a cousin or sleepover guest will be attending with your family, a liability release with parent/legal guardian signature is required for all minors in attendance.  Space is limited, please contact the Zoo Education office in advance to confirm availability for your guest.   

Interested in becoming a Zoo Member?  Click here for more information or to join today!

Questions? Contact the Education Department 


  • Phone: (765) 807-1540 
  • Email: zooeducation@lafayette.in.gov