Summer events at the Zoo

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News release from the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo:

Summer Events at the Zoo

June 9 – August 5
Creature Features
Chat with zoo keepers and learn more about the animals they care for! Watch sea lion training sessions, chat with a SCUBA diver, and more. Schedule varies daily.

June 7
Tiger Birthday Party
Celebrate with us as we wish our tigers Happy Birthday!

June 22
Claws, Paws, and Jaws
Enter the world of the predators on land and sea.

June 28
Backstage Pass
Go behind the scenes to learn how the zoo operates. Tours run continuously 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

July 20
Are You Smarter Than a Zoo Keeper?
Go up against the pros to test your animal knowledge. Sponsored by Specialized Printed Products

August 2
Zoo Olympics
Go for the gold as you discover animals’ amazing athletic abilities.


All events are FREE with zoo admission and run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is northeast Indiana’s largest tourist attraction, hosting more than 500,000 guests annually. The zoo is consistently named one of the nation’s Top Ten Zoos for Kids by national media outlets.

As a self-supporting facility, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo receives no tax dollars for operations. The zoo’s operations are funded by earned revenue and donations.

The zoo is open April 21—October 14, 2012. Admission is $13.50 for adults; $10.50 for seniors age 60+; and $8.50 for children ages 2-14. Babies age 1 and under and Zoo Society Members are admitted free. Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo website.

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