Zoo Schedule

2022 Binder Park Zoo Schedule

Mark your calendars now for these important 2022 dates and check back often for updates

Earth Day - Friday, April 22

 

Zoo Season Opening Day - Sunday, May 1

 

Mother's Day - Sunday, May 8, Moms and Grandmas receive half off regular admission when accompanied by their children or grandchildren

 

Zoo Overnights -  Friday, May 13 - Saturday, September 17

 

Endangered Species Day - Friday, May 20

 

Memorial Day - Monday, May 30

 

Summer Day Camps - Monday, June 13 - Friday, August 12

 

Father's Day - Sunday, June 19, Dads and Grandads receive half off regular admission when accompanied by their children or grandchildren. Plus, a special “Birthday” Keeper Chat at the Red Panda Exhibit – 11:30am!

 

126th Army Band - Michigan National Guard Concert at 11am in the African Village and 2pm in Zoorassic Park - June 29

 

Independence Day (Open 9am-5pm) - Monday, July 4

 

The zoo will close one hour early, at 4pm (last entry at 3pm) for zoo staff to enjoy the annual Staff Bash! - July 27

 

MUSIC at the ZOO, Sunday, July 31 starting at 1pm

Reptile Weekend - Saturday, August 6 & Sunday, August 7

 

Saturday, August 6

 

Please welcome special guest speaker Matt Kleitch, Natural Resources Specialist, Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Environmental Division. See Matt speak on “The Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake” and "Conservation efforts at Camp Grayling, MI" at the Conservation Hall of the Binda Conservation Discovery Center in the East Zoo at 11:30am and 1:00pm

 

Zookeeper Tails – learn firsthand details about the amazing reptile and amphibian species that live at the zoo!

Adventure Station – East Zoo

10:00am, 2:00pm and 4:00pm

 

Zookeeper Tails – meet Al, the Aldabra giant tortoise and the keepers who care for him!

Tortoise exhibit – Wild Africa

12:00pm and 3:00pm

 

Sunday, August 7

 

Zookeeper Tails – learn firsthand details about the amazing reptile and amphibian species that live at the zoo!

Adventure Station – East Zoo

11:30am, 2:30pm and 3:30pm

Zookeeper Tails – meet Al, the Aldabra giant tortoise and the keepers who care for him!

Tortoise exhibit – Wild Africa

1:00pm and 3:00pm

Labor Day - Monday, September 5

 

Last Day of the Season – Sunday, October 30

Zookeeper Tails

A fun way to learn about the animals is to hear from the people who know them best - the zookeepers! These informal chats take place daily.

May 30 - September 5

Monday

Red Panda - 11:00am

Red River Hog - 1:00pm

Tuesday

Lemurs - 11:00am

Lion/African Painted Dog - 1:00pm

Wednesday

Black Bear - 11:00am

Monkey Valley - 1:00pm

Thursday

Snow Leopard - 11:00am

Cheetah - 1:00pm

Friday

Mexican Gray Wolf - 11:00am

Aldabra Tortoise - 1:00pm

Saturday

Snow Leopard - 11:00am

Savanna (African Village) - 1:00pm

Sunday

Southern Ground Hornbill - 11:30am

Lion/African Painted Dog - 1:00pm

Animal Play Days

See how zookeepers keep the animals active and happy. Play Days are a perfect way to see different types of enrichment and learn more about these amazing animals.

Jiggly Gelatin Day - May 14

Branch Out With the Animals - June 26

Watermelon Madness - July 4

Chillin' on a Summer Day - August 20

Harvest Day - October 29