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Special Events

Have a WILD time at the Zoo’s special events – planned just for you!


Farms Festivals

Join us in the Children's Farms for fun, games, and learning about different aspects of a real farm. 

Full Details Farms Festivals More Info

Easter Eggstravaganza

Come to the Zoo for a hippity, hoppity great time! Meet the Easter Bunny, play games, and much more.

Full Details Apr 11 Saturday Easter Eggstravaganza More Info

Party for the Planet

Celebrate Earth Day with a Party for the Planet! This environmental fair gives everyone the opportunity to learn how to protect and care for the world we live in.

Full Details Apr 16 Thursday Party for the Planet More Info


Fla-mingle at the Zoo after hours during these adults-only social events. 

Full Details & Dates Next Up Apr 23 Thursday Penguins & A&R Flocktail More Info

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with food, music and fun! We’ll have a fiesta with exhibitors, authentic Mexican food vendors and live music on the main stage.

Full Details May 03 Sunday Cinco de Mayo Celebration More Info

Member Mondays

We're offering extended hours for our members on the first Monday in the months of May, June, and August.

Full Details & Dates Next Up May 04 Monday Member Mondays More Info

Mother’s Day

Treat your mom to a Zoo visit on her special day!

Full Details May 10 Sunday Mother’s Day More Info

Ape Awareness Days

Gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans – oh my! Come learn more about the three types of apes living at Sedgwick County Zoo. Participate in keeper chats, learn about ape enrichment, and investigate the struggles that apes face. Ape merchandise will be available to purchase, with proceeds going towards ape conservation projects.

Full Details & Dates Next Up Jun 12 Friday Ape Awareness Days More Info

World Giraffe Day

Help ensure a future in the wild for the earth's tallest animal by celebrating World Giraffe Day at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

Full Details Jun 20 Saturday World Giraffe Day More Info

Father’s Day Car Show

Grab your crew, put the pedal to the metal and cruise on out to Sedgwick County Zoo for Father’s Day. See classic cars, antique autos and modern models while exploring your favorite animal exhibits.

Full Details Jun 21 Sunday Father’s Day Car Show More Info

Twilight Tuesday

Cox Communications presents Twilight Tuesdays - now all day - at the Zoo. Beat the heat during extended hours, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and enjoy $3 admission all day on Tuesdays in July when you present a voucher, available at area Cox Solutions stores.

Full Details Twilight Tuesday More Info

Back to School Bash

We're throwing Wichita a Back to School Bash by offering $3 admission! As always, members get in free with membership card and photo ID.

Full Details Aug 01 Saturday Back to School Bash More Info

World Elephant Day

Join us for a BIG celebration for World Elephant Day. Learn more about the herd at SCZ, how we care for them at the Zoo, and how you can help their population in the wild. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the elephant barn, win unique gifts in the raffle, and get creative at the craft table.

Full Details Aug 08 Saturday World Elephant Day More Info

Dog Days of Summer

We're celebrating African Painted Dogs and bringing awareness to conservation and research dedicated to saving the species.

Full Details Aug 29 Saturday Dog Days of Summer More Info


Wichita's wildest FUN-raiser!

Musical entertainment and wild animals greet you as you arrive at our annual fundraiser.

Full Details Sep 12 Saturday Zoobilee More Info

Chimps & Salsa Mexican Food Fest

Enjoy authentic Mexican food vendors, community information booths, Mexican bands, and, of course, the animals! It’s going to be a great day at the zoo!

Full Details Sep 27 Sunday Chimps & Salsa Mexican Food Fest More Info


Enjoy live music, silent auction, food, and craft beer while supporting crocodilian conservation.

Full Details Oct 01 Thursday Croctoberfest More Info

5th Grade Fire Prevention Day

Fire Prevention Day at the Zoo provides fifth-grade students an opportunity to learn about fire safety while enjoying the wilds of the Zoo. 

Full Details Oct 06 Tuesday 5th Grade Fire Prevention Day More Info

Monkey Butt Poker Run

Hit the open road for one WILD ride! The day will include breakfast at the Zoo to get your motor running, a ride through beautiful Kansas scenery in the fall, great prizes, and a ton of fun.

Full Details Oct 17 Saturday Monkey Butt Poker Run More Info

Plant Donation Drive

Donate your unwanted plants and we'll find a new home for them in the Zoo. We accept tropical plants and perennials in containers 12-inches or larger.

Full Details Oct 17 Saturday Plant Donation Drive More Info

Boo at the Zoo

Bring your ghouls and goblins to the Zoo for some spooky fun! Wear your costumes, gather candy, play games, and enjoy Halloween fun at the Sedgwick County Zoo!

Full Details & Dates Next Up Oct 24 Saturday Boo at the Zoo More Info

Winter Wednesday

Migrate to the Zoo for Winter Wednesdays! Every Wednesday from November through February, general admission tickets are only $3 per person.

Full Details Nov–Feb Wednesdays during Winter (Nov‑Feb) Winter Wednesday More Info

Veterans Day

We salute members of our nation's military, both active duty and veterans, for their dedication and service. To show our appreciation, we're offering complimentary Zoo admission to all military personnel and their immediate families. 

Full Details Nov 11 Wednesday Veterans Day More Info

Adult Adventures

Registration required

Join us for food and drinks at the Zoo while learning about wildlife here and around the world.

Full Details Adult Adventures More Info

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