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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2015-2016 List of Events

January 1-31 Shed Your Winter Coat

During the month of January, donate your gently used or new coat to the Jackson Zoo for free admission! One free admission per one donated item. Free admission is good for the day or a voucher to be used before Jan. 31. Donations will benefit Stewpot & We Will Go Ministries.

February 14 – Sweetheart Day

Bring your sweetheart to the zoo for the wildest date in town! Couples will receive 2-for-1 admission on Feb. 13 & 14. AAZK will be selling hot beverages and items to benefit animal enrichment. Come take a selfie with a Flamingo, then adopt a flamingo for your sweetheart.

March 12- Zoo Day

Kick off the spring season with a trip to the zoo! Guests can enjoy bounce houses, crafts, face painting, magician, and spring fling dance party. More details to come.

March 26- Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be held the Saturday before Easter at the zoo’s Community Center. Breakfast will be served, children can take pictures with the Easter Bunny and visit with zoo bunnies, an Easter Egg Hunt will take place in the back field of Community Center after breakfast; please bring a basket to participate.

April 1 – Zoo Brew

Zoo Brew is an annual craft beer festival held at the Jackson Zoo. Now in it’s ninth year, Zoo Brew is bigger and better than ever! Over 60 craft beer samplings provided by Capital City Beverages, Inc., wings & food samples by local restaurants, live entertainment and a wing eating contest. Ticket information coming soon!