No matter what time of year it is, the Jackson Zoo is packed with special events and animal encounters that will delight the entire family.


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2015 List of Events

November 26- Thanksgiving Day

As a thank you to the community, the Jackson Zoo offers free admission for the public on Thanksgiving Day from 9a-3:30p.

December 12- Cookies with Santa

The zoo’s annual Christmas event will be held Saturday, Dec. 12 in the Gertrude C. Ford Education Center from 1-3p. Visit  with Santa, decorate your own sugar cookie, leave your Christmas list for Santa, enjoy a story time with Brillo the Ferret and craft a holiday keepsake. Members are free; General Admission is $8/Adults & $5/Kids.

*Event support provided in part by Joy & Malcolm Lightsey.

December 28-31 Winter Camp

Winter Camp is at the movies! Half day and full day options available for kids 4-12. Registration open now: