Zooper Days

Caldwell Zoo offers numerous extra-special zooper days throughout the year.


Events are free with zoo admission and do not require advance registration.


September 22nd is Elephant Appreciation Day AND World Rhino Day.  Come learn more about our very own pachyderms--Rolinda, Tonya and Binti--the elephants and Christa, Kizuri and Phineus the rhinos.  There will be elephant and rhino paintings for sale (all the proceeds will go to elephant and rhino conservation), presentations, a raffle and fun kids' activities.
September 20, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Phone Book Recycle days

Help our Earth and get free admission to the zoo.  Bring an old, outdated phone book to be recycled and receive one free admission for each phone book recycled.  (Admissions good for day of event only.)

October 4 and 5, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

African Penguin appreciation day

Our penguins are all dressed up and ready to celebrate African Penguin Appreciation Day (October 12th).  Join us as we recognize these tuxedo-clad birds that were recently listed as an endangered species.

October 11, 1:30-4:00 p.m.

Boo at the zoo

Join us for some merry, not-so-scary Halloween fun.  There will be trick-or-treat fun for kids throughout the zoo.

October 25 and 26, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

wattle we think of necks?

It's turkey time!  Come on up to the African Huts for a load of gobbler fun.

November 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

santa's workshop

Calling all kids--come on over to the African Huts to create some seasonal crafts.  (Small materials fees--25⊄-75⊄)

Please note:  Santa has sent his regrets as he is VERY busy during December.

December 13, 14 and 20, 1:30-4:00 p.m.