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

September 13- Grandparents Day
In celebration of National Grandparents Day we invite all grandparents to visit the zoo on Sept. 13 for free admission with paying child. Additional activities and
light refreshments will be provided.

September 19- International Red Panda Day
Celebrate this globally recognized day to learn about red pandas! We will be throwing a gender/name reveal party for the two red panda cubs born in June. Activities to take place from 10a-1p.

September 24- Zoo Party
This annual fundraiser held at Highland Village will bring awareness to the needs of the zoo. Join us for a wild night of Mississippi inspired food, drinks, music & entertainment at this adult only event (Guests must be 21+ to attend)!
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October 20- Annual Members Meeting
Jackson Zoo Members are invited to attend an annual meeting to recap on the previous zoo year and discuss plans for the upcoming year. Meet & greet with
zoo staff in the Gertrude C. Ford Education Center.
Light refreshments will be served.

October 23 & 24- Boo at the Zoo
The zoo’s annual Halloween event will be held from 5-8p on Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th. Costumes encouraged to participate in the parade of costumes, candy stations, activity centers, haunted hayride and more!