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2018 Upcoming Events

This season, Philadelphia Zoo has a variety of wild events planned that will have you roaring with delight. Whether you're a racing cheetah, a rockin' rhino or just a party animal, Philadelphia Zoo has just the adventure you're looking for!

Take a look back at the Zoo's past events.
 

New Nature Foundation Earth Day Fundraiser

Join us at 24 Wood Fired Fare to for an Earth Day fundraiser in support of our partnership with New Nature Foundation.
April 22 3:00 -6:00 pm

Run Wild for the Zoo

Join runners and walkers as they lace up their running shoes for the Run Wild for the Zoo 5K! 
April 29 7:30 a.m.

Member Morning Stroll

Enjoy the early morning sights and sounds of the Zoo an hour before it opens to the general public. 
May 13 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Mother's Day Brunch

Celebrate Mother's Day with a delicious brunch buffet and all the amazing moms across the animal kingdom. 

May 13 9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m.

ZooTales: Caring For An Elderly Condor with Catherine Vine

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to meet a member of the Zoo’s team and hear about their first-hand experience with animal care and conservation.
May 13 10:30 a.m.

ZooTales: Supporting Snow Leopards with Dr. Tim Georoff

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to meet a member of the Zoo’s team and hear about their first-hand experience with animal care and conservation.
June 10 10:30 a.m.

Member Morning Stroll

Enjoy the early morning sights and sounds of the Zoo an hour before it opens to the general public. 
June 17 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Father's Day BBQ

Celebrate Father's Day at Philadelphia Zoo and enjoy a delicious BBQ buffet while meeting some amazing creatures. 

June 17 11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.

Summer Ale Festival

The Zoo’s annual beer festival is set among big cats, great apes and exotic creatures! 
June 23 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Rock 'n' Roar

Pack your blanket and put on your dancing shoes - it’s time to rock and roar!
July 10 11:00 a.m.

Members Night

July 11 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

Member Morning Stroll

Enjoy the early morning sights and sounds of the Zoo an hour before it opens to the general public. 
July 14 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Member Morning Stroll

Enjoy the early morning sights and sounds of the Zoo an hour before it opens to the general public. 
July 21 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Roars, S'mores and Snores Overnight

July 21 TBD

Members Night

July 29  6:00-8:00 p.m. 

Roars, S'mores and Snores Overnight

August 4 TBD

Member Morning Stroll

Enjoy the early morning sights and sounds of the Zoo an hour before it opens to the general public. 
August 11 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Rock 'n' Roar

Pack your blanket and put on your dancing shoes - it’s time to rock and roar!
August 14 11:00 a.m.

Members Night 

August 15 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

Member Morning Stroll

Enjoy the early morning sights and sounds of the Zoo an hour before it opens to the general public. 
August 19 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Members Night

August 26 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

Member Morning Stroll

Enjoy the early morning sights and sounds of the Zoo an hour before it opens to the general public. 
September 3 8:30-9:30 a.m.

OktoBEARfest

Philadelphia Zoo’s second-annual OktoBEARfest is back! Throw on your lederhosen and join the fun!
September 15 TBD

Member Morning Stroll

Enjoy the early morning sights and sounds of the Zoo an hour before it opens to the general public. 
October 8 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Spooky Overnights

October 19, 20, 26 & 27 TBD

Boo at the Zoo

Bring your family and little ones for a day of spooky adventures.
October 20, 21, 27 & 28 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

You Belong in the Zoo

November 3 & 4 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day

November 22  

Breakfast with Santa

Celebrate the holiday season and enjoy a delicious meal with Santa Claus as he travels the globe to visit America's first zoo. 
December 15, 16, 22 & 23 TBD

Closed on Christmas Eve

December 24                                

Closed on Christmas Day

December 25  

Closed on New Year's Eve

December 31  

Closed on New Year's Day

January 1  

Upcoming Community Events at Philadelphia Zoo

Organization

Event Name

Date

Event Website

I Care for the Cure Care to Carry On 5K April 22 More Info.
Philadelphia Zoo Run Wild for the Zoo April 29 Purchase tickets
Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation  Walk for Sjogren's May 5 More Info.
Healthy Thoughts Order My Steps May 12 More Info.
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech   Listening Walk May 20 More Info.
Easter Seals  Walk With Me June 2 More Info.
PARCA Run For Rhinos June 3 More Info.
Adult Congenital Heart Association Congenital Heart Walk   June 10 More Info.


*Event dates and details are subject to change, so please check back frequently.