Jackson Zoo Events
All events and dates are subject to change!
THANKS ZOO DAY!
The zoo will be open regular hours Thursday Nov. 28th, Thanksgiving Day; and admission is free! Sponsored by Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. this is a day to bring the family out and walk around before or after that big meal - and thank you for supporting the Jackson Zoo!
’12 Days of Christmas at the Jackson Zoo’
Sponsored by the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau
Special holiday weekends and hours
Noon-8 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Starting Friday Dec 6th and ends on Sunday Dec. 29th
Every weekend in December come and enjoy the beauty and magic of the holiday season during the 12 Days of Christmas at the Zoo. Dress warm and stop by and visit our animals that love cooler weather, walk the pathways covered in lights, let the little ones stroll down Candy Cane Lane, and enjoy holiday cheer with your family. You and your family can also keep warm in Santa’s Workshop (Gertrude C. Ford Education Center) and the Winter Wonderland tree display (in our aquatics building), grab some hot cocoa and join in the fun!
Santa will be at the zoo on Dec. 6th 1-5, Dec. 21st 9a-12n and 2-6p and Dec. 22nd 3-6p
$5.00 admission for all ages! Free for zoo members. Some activities and vendors require additional cost.
Please note the zoo will not open until noon every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December.
Cookies with Santa
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Now a holiday tradition for the zoo, children can come out and enjoy visiting with our “zoo” Santa and bring their holiday wish list to place in Santa’s mailbox.
Children will also get to decorate their own sugar cookie to enjoy with milk. Parents bring your cameras for photos.
Regular zoo admission includes your visit with Santa.