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Events At The Zoo

Upcoming 2019 Binder Park Zoo Events

Cheetah Chase – June 22

The Cheetah Chase is one of the most unique 5K events in Michigan and a favorite at Binder Park Zoo! Runners of all ages and abilities complete a 5K covering two continents—sprinting all the way to “Africa” and back. Kangaroos, wolves, and giraffe will be on-hand to watch participants race through the Zoo, whether in…

Corks for Conservation – July 12

The “must attend” wine festival for food and wine lovers, Corks for Conservation happens on July 12 from 6-10 pm inside the zoo.  Guests enjoy a variety of fine Michigan wines (beer, cider, and non-alcoholic beverages too), while meandering the zoo to take in the show-stopping wildlife.  Beverage tasting tickets, souvenir wineglass and an artfully…

Reptile Weekend – August 3-4

One of Michigan’s largest reptile events, Reptile Weekend encompasses a full two days of fun and discovery including hands-on encounters with over 100 different reptiles and amphibians from around the world. This fascinating event is geared toward the entire family and is included in the day’s admission. Binder Park Zoo takes pride in being a conservation…

Tour de Zoo – August 8

It’s the bikes, beasts and beers kind of FUNdraiser at Binder Park Zoo where costumes and bike decor are encouraged, but not required. Bring your bike and wheel your way through the zoo past animal exhibits to enjoy the views and “hydration stations” along the route in a relaxed Thursday evening zoo vibe. Then join…

Members’ Breakfast – August 18

Back by popular demand is the Members’ Breakfast on Sunday, August 18! Members will enjoy early access to travel by tram to Wild Africa and dine al fresco in the village overlooking the savanna. Members may opt to invite a non-member guest to this event at the same price. Guests will enjoy a presentation from an…

Bonteboktoberfest – October 12

Drink brew at the Zoo with the animals at Bonteboktoberfest on Saturday, October 12 from 6 to 10 pm. Bonteboktoberfest features a wide variety of Michigan craft brews, ciders, meads and wines and is one of the most unique beer tasting events in the state. Admission includes 12 drink tickets, collectable tasting glass, superb “small…

Zoorific Kids’ Day – October 19

Let’s get wild about being outside! Calling all “zoorific” kids, moms and dads, too! There’s no better place than the zoo to explore the many exciting ways there are to enjoy the great outdoors. It’s a special day for youngsters of all ages to enjoy cool hands-on experiences, fun demonstrations, and fascinating encounters designed to…

Interested in volunteering for one of our zoo events? Email volunteer@binderparkzoo.org for more information.