Zippity Zoo Day, the Zoo’s annual summer children’s carnival draws nearly 5,000 people. This family-friendly event includes exciting activities such as inflatable jumpers, face painting, carnival games, Zookeeper talks, animal encounters and children’s music.
Date: Saturday, June 17
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: Event is free with Zoo admission.
Schedule of Events:
Activities from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Free Face Painting (Picnic Shelter)
- Carnival Games (Primate Lawn)
- Inflatables (Throughout the Zoo)
Musical Entertainment from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- DJ Sieff (Primate Lawn)
Creature Features (Plaza) at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
- Primates – 2 p.m.
- Koala – 10:30 a.m.
- Amur Tiger – 11:30 a.m.
- Koala – 1:30 p.m.
- Black Bear – 3 p.m.
Bookworms Reading Program (KELOLAND Education Center) at 1 p.m.
Feed a Giraffe - $5 (African Savannah) at 2 p.m.
*In addition to the Maasai Market Café and Hy-Vee Face-to-Face Farm, additional food concessions will be available in the Primate Lawn for the duration of the event.
Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.Taylor F•Sioux Falls
We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.Robin A
Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.Stephanie N
A really great zoo featuring some exotic species and I liked the focus on conservancy/breeding to preserve species for the rhinos. The safari area's cheetah was awesome to see. During a week day going, it was quite open to walk around and enjoy without too much crowding.Joseph H
The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.Bill T