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

July 11- Ice Cream Safari
Now in its 21st year, this event has featured our local media celebrities showing off their personalities and scooping favorite ice cream flavors for your votes.  This year we will separate the voting into print, radio and TV categories for best scoopers. Blue Bunny will be providing 21 flavors of ice cream and Trustmark is sponsoring “Always A Kid” Zone activity area with water slides, face painting, crafts, and more! General Admission is $12.25/Adults, $9.75/Kids, and $3/Members (Adults & Kids).


July 25- International Tiger Day
Join us for a day filled with crafts & education about TIGERS! This globally recognized day is an effort to bring awareness about conservation of this beautiful species. Marco’s Pizza will be on-site giving away gift cards for the first 100 guests.

July 30- Zoo Fiesta at Jacos Tacos
Spice up your Thursday night routine and join the Jackson Zoo at Jacos Tacos July 30! Dress up as your favorite animal or wear your favorite animal print attire. Meet & greet with zoo keepers and Jackson Zoo staff and enjoy a margarita while benefiting your local zoo!

August 1- Last Splash
Our annual end of summer event provides one last “splash” before its time to hit the books again. Large water slides located at the Amphitheater lawn, squirt gun zone in MS Area, bounce houses, face painting, characters and more.

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 24- Zoo Party
This annual fundraiser held at Highland Village will bring awareness to the needs of the zoo. Lots of good food, great music and more during this adult only event!