Featured Zoo Events

Annual Art Show

Each year the Zoo holds an annual art show for Utah artists. This exhibit was started to provide Utah artists an opportunity to display their works of wildlife and “wildnature” in a setting complimentary to their work. This show has grown to be one of the best venues in Utah for viewing wildlife and nature art. Learn more about the show and how to submit art work for our next show.

Boo at the Zoo

This Utah Halloween tradition is one of the Zoo’s most popular yearly events. It is family-friendly and provides a safe environment for children 12 and under to trick-or-treat at booths set up all around the Zoo. Boo at the Zoo is FREE with paid Zoo admission so bring all the kids to the Zoo for some Halloween fun!  Learn more.



You enter this Zoo with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension – a dimension of sights. A dimension of frights. A dimension of lights. You’re moving into a land of both animals and lighted displays, of fun and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into…BooLights!  Learn more.

Member-Only Events

Our members are very important to us, here at Hogle Zoo. To show our appreciation, we host special members-only events through out the summer season. Members can experience the magic of the Zoo at twilight with our “Sunset Safari” nights. Or, for those early risers, our “Sunrise Safaris” give members a chance to see the Zoo’s animals greet the day before we open to the public. For more information, click here or contact the Membership Office at 801-584-4542.

Party for the Planet

Learn what Hogle Zoo is doing to help the planet, from recyclable plates in our concessions areas to solar panel use on top of our elephant building, also learn what you can do at home too! “Green minded” organizations will be on grounds to let you know what they are doing to keep our Earth beautiful, and to help you think locally to make a difference globally. Learn more

Zoo Brew

See the Zoo in a way that’s hard to imagine- with no strollers! Roam with drink in hand at this new after-hours event. The Zoo transforms into a peaceful oasis on summer nights, perfect for photographers, girls night out, and romantic dates! Learn more

Zoo Booster Nights

Booster level members and Donor Club members are Hogle Zoo VIPs. Special members deserve special treatment, so we pull out all the stops for our Booster Nights. VIP members receive special discounts, watch special entertainment, and participate in activities that are fun for the whole family. For information about Booster Nights, please click here or contact the Membership Office at 801-584-4542.


Utah’s largest animated holiday light park is going wild! See the holiday lights everyone is talking about with over one million sparkling holiday lights in the trees, around railings and over 200 animated light displays! View glittering animated animals made out of lights, warm up under heaters and enjoy savory seasonal treats along the way. To make your evening merry and bright, listen to live entertainment as you sip on hot chocolate, and then complete your holiday shopping at the Wild Zootique gift shop. Create a new holiday tradition! Learn more.

And, don’t forget, ZooLights is the perfect location for company Christmas parties.


 Zoo Rendezvous

Be sure to make plans to be a part of this fundraising event for the animals at Utah’s Hogle Zoo. You’ll enjoy exciting animal encounters, delicious food and drinks from local restaurants and breweries and our lively silent auction. We are making exciting changes to Zoo Rendezvous 2019! Click Here for details.