2016 List of upcoming Events

Oct. 28 & 29 – Boo at the Zoo 

The Zoo’s version of “trick or treat” will take place on Friday, Oct. 28th and Saturday, Oct. 29th 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.

Local businesses and organizations will be onsite with festive booths, activities and candy for all the ghost and goblins. The Education Team at the Jackson Zoo welcomes you to a Hogwarts experience located in the Education Building, take part in a parade of costumes to be held nightly at 6:30p at the Gertrude C. Ford Wildlife Theater and Monster Mash Dance party nightly at 7:30p. There will be creepy animal encounters from our friendly animal amabassadors, a live DJ, haunted hay ride and more! Concessions will be available.

This is a “merry not scary” event. So bring your little ones for a WILD time at Boo at the Zoo at the Jackson Zoo. Family friendly costumes are encouraged.

If your business or organization is interested in participating please contact Toni Francis at or call 601-352-2580 x 227

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.


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

Sept. 3-5 – Frozen Treat Animal Enrichment Day

Sept. 10th – Pokemon GO Safari 2.0

Sept. 11th – Grandparents Day
Sept. 22 – Zoo Party Unleashed
Oct. 18 – Annual Members Meeting