2016 List of upcoming Events

Sept. 3-5 – Frozen Treat Animal Enrichment Day

Join us Labor Day weekend at the Jackson Zoo for frozen treat fun for our furry friends and Zoo guest. First 200 guest each day will receive a coupon for a FREE Icee Pop from the Elephant Cafe. Plan your trip with our frozen treat schedule below and stick around for scheduled Zoo Keeper chats throughout the day. All activities included with regular Zoo admission.
Saturday, Sept. 3rd 2016
Animal Treat Schedule
09:30 a.m. – Orangutans
10:00 a.m. – Chimps
10:45 a.m. – Otter
11:30 a.m. – Giraffe
12:30 p.m. – Red Ruffed Lemurs
1:00 p.m. – Red River Hogs
Sunday, Sept. 4th 2016
Animal Treat Schedule
10:00 a.m. – Cougars
10:45 a.m. – Bears
11:30 a.m. – Chimps
12:30 p.m. – Red Ruffed Lemurs
1:00 p.m. – Otters
Monday, Sept. 5th 2016
Animal Treat Schedule
9:30 a.m. Orangatans 
10:00 a.m. Colobus and Red Tail Guenons
10:30 a.m. Tigers
11:00 a.m. Otters
12:30 p.m. Gibbons
1:00 p.m. Red Ruffed Lemurs
Call 601-352-2582 or email for more info.

Sept. 22 – Zoo Party Unleashed

This annual fundraiser held at Highland Village from 7:00pm to 10:00pm will bring awareness to the needs of the zoo. This year’s Zoo Party Unleashed theme is the ROARing 20’s and will feature: Samplings from local restaurants, a variety of craft beer, prohibition themed cocktails, home brew from Raise Your Pints, live music from D Play Band, Bailey Brothers, and Mississippi Swing, raffle, and silent auction with over 20 artist! Sponsorship’s are available. Contact Toni Francis at for more info. Must be 21 and up to attend. Early bird tickets are $50 each and $60 day of event. Buy your tickets HERE

Oct. 28 & 29 – Boo at the Zoo 

The Zoo’s version of “trick or treat” will take place from 5:00pm to 8:0pm and will be open to the public for regular zoo admission to provide a safe, fun atmosphere for your children to celebrate Halloween.   Business and organizations will be solicited to come in and provide décor, activities and candy for their individual stations. Family friendly costumes are encouraged, parade of costumes will be held nightly at 6:30p at the Gertrude C. Ford Wildlife Theater and Monster Mash Dance party nightly at 7:30p.

Nov. 11 – Veteran’s Day

Celebrate Veteran’s special day with a trip to the Zoo! Military persons receive ½ off adult admission; must present I.D.

Dec. 10 – Cookies with Santa

The zoo’s annual Christmas event. Children are invited for an afternoon to visit with Santa, decorate a sugar cookie, holiday crafts, and story time.  Animals will be given special enrichment items to celebrate the holiday, as well. Santa will be visiting from 1-3. Activities will be taking place at the Gertrude C. Ford Wildlife Theaterat the Jackson Zoo.


Past Events of 2016:

January – Shed Your Winter Coat

February 14 – Flamingo Fling

March 12 – Zoo Day

March 26 – Easter Breakfast

April 1 – Zoo Brew

April 9 – JSU Day at the Zoo

April 16 – CU at the Zoo

April 23 – Party for the Planet

May 1 – Zoo Blues

May 7 – Members Appreciation Day

June 15 – Dream Night

July 9 – Ice Cream Safari

August 13 – Splash Back to School

August 25 – Pokemon GO Safari