Special Events

For questions about any of these events please call (801) 584-1791.

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Wild Libations

We are “wild” about wine & beer! Join us for wine and beer tasting after hours on August 8th, 15th & 22nd in our new Rocky Shores exhibit. Enjoy a selection of wines & beers that will please your palate, and are available in Utah liquor stores. Chat with local wine & beer brewers and educators who will be on hand to answer any and all of your questions.

There will also be zoo keepers on hand to discuss the new exhibit.  Enjoy live music and a festive atmosphere as you see a Polar Bear, Grizzly Bears, Seals, Sea lions, River Otters and more, all in an intimate setting!  Come by yourself, bring a date or bring your friends!
Tickets include appetizers, a tasting of 6 wines and 6 beers, one full glass of wine or beer, and Zoo admission.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.  Designated Driver tickets are available. Must be 21 or older, with ID, to attend. Click here to purchase tickets online or by calling guest services at 801-584-1769. Bands and Wine & Beer menus will vary each night so why not come to all three nights! Wine and Beer menu TBA

 

The Holidays are here and you can join us in the auditorium for our annual “Breakfast with Santa”. Tickets include a hot buffet breakfast, a fun holiday craft for the kids, and a photo opportunity of your family with Santa! Every child will get their turn to talk with Santa and go over their wish list. Every good girl and boy will also receive a treat. Don’t forget story time with Mrs. Claus. Afterward, take a walk around the Zoo’s winter wonderland to see many of our winter-friendly animals!

Seating is limited so reserve your spot early! Tickets must be purchased in advance.

 

The holidays are here! Bring your family for a dinner party hosted by Mrs. Claus! Enjoy a delicious hot buffet dinner, followed by a craft activity for the kids and small animal presentations. At the end of the night, Mrs. Claus will entertain everyone with a Christmas story. Your ticket includes admission to ZooLights, Utah’s largest animated light park, so bring your warm coat and boots for the scenic walk through the lights. Parents, bring your camera for this great photo opportunity!

If the kids have given Santa their list yet, don’t worry, the big man himself will be at ZooLights! each night until Christmas Eve for no extra cost.

Seating is limited so reserve your spot early! Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Maxed Out Puppetry will be delighting kids of all ages with their Fairy Tale puppets shows in the EdZOOcation Station. After the show see some of our smaller animals up-close and personal. A fun craft will also be part of the fun. Children are encouraged to dress up in their favorite “fairy tail” costumes.

Seating is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

 

 

If you’re tired of the same boring egg hunts every Easter, grab your camera to record all those special Easter memories and hop up to our annual “Breakfast with the Bunny”. Tickets include a hot buffet breakfast, a fun craft for the kids, a ride on the carousel, an Easter treat, and a visit from the Easter Bunny who will be hopping around for photo opportunities.

Seating is limited.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.

 

 

 

Join us in the Auditorium for our annual Mother’s Day Brunch. Tickets include a delicious brunch, a fun craft for the kids, a ride on the Conservation Carousel and a family photo opportunity. Don’t forget to walk around the zoo afterwords and see some of our Mama animals.

Seating is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

 

2600 East Sunnyside Avenue | Salt Lake City, Utah 84108 | (801) 584-1700