The Spring River Zoo will hold Night of the Living Zoo for two nights on Oct. 28 (ticket link) and Oct. 29 (ticket link). We're going 5 p.m.-9 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $5 per person; children 3 and under free with accompanying adult. Tickets are also available now at the Zoo, and will be sold at the door each night until 8 p.m.
Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Friends of Spring River Zoo has elected to cancel its OktoBearfest event.
Start planning your costumes for Night of the Living Zoo. From 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29, we'll have plenty of candy and activities. It's $5 per person (kids 3 and under get in FREE). Ticket sales end at 8 p.m. each night so families have at least an hour to enjoy the festivities. You can buy your tickets at the door each night, or buy them now. Advance tickets can be purchased in person at the Zoo or online at Roswell Connect (you can purchase tickets for Oct. 28 and/or Oct. 29).
PreKritters (ages 3-5)
PreKritters, a program for children ages 3-5, is being held on the third Friday of every month. We'll have an animal-themed story and craft hour from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Each PreKritters will also include an encounter with one of our educational animals. Cost is $12.60 per child; that price includes tax and admission for the child and one parent (additional tickets may be purchased at the gate). Sign up for the Oct. 21 session at Roswell Connect.
Keeper Chats are back at the Zoo. The chats will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Topics and locations will be shared by Zoo staff on the day of the chat. The program is included with your general admission.
Zoo supporters, along with Mayor Tim Jennings and Director John Wright, cut the ribbon on the Butterfly Garden May 5. The Butterfly Garden opened May 7 to the public. The exhibit repurposes a decades-dormant aviary exhibit and teaches about butterflies and the role of native plants in providing habitats.
There were many activities and improvements at Spring River Zoo in 2021! Take a look at the zoo's Year in Review Report