Animal Appreciation Days

We’re wild about our animals! Help us celebrate some of our favorite Zoo friends and their wild counterparts by joining us for Animal Appreciation Days! Explore all the things that make our animals unique, learn about their threats in the wild, and learn what the Zoo and our partners are doing to protect these species.

What you can expect to experience:

  • Trailhosts at the exhibits
  • Keeper Chats
  • Education carts
  • Zoodoption Specials
  • and more!

Each month we’re featuring a special Zoodoption special. Symbolically adopt the animal before the deadline at the appropriate level and you’ll be entered to win a Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes encounter with that animal for you and one guest. Plus, your purchase will directly benefit the Wildlife Conservation Society. Pre-purchased Zoodoptions will be available for pickup the day of the event, or will be mailed shortly after.

Some restrictions apply: see specific Animal Appreciation Days for individual contest details.

Don’t want to leave anything to chance? Schedule your own full Behind the Scenes experience here.

2019 SCHEDULE coming soon!