New Bush Baby and Owl Monkey Exhibit

New Bush Baby and Owl Monkey Exhibit

New Bush Baby and Owl Monkey Exhibit in the Rhino Building opening May 1, 2022. They get their name from their strange call, which sounds like a human baby crying. Bushbabies are active at night, so they have sensitive ears and large eyes to find their prey in the...
New American Alligator Exhibit at Shipwreck Cove

New American Alligator Exhibit at Shipwreck Cove

Don’t miss your chance to encounter a cold-blooded marvel! (And be startled by those eyes — we’re partial to the sparkle.) Now open at Hemker Park & Zoo, guests can see American Alligators! It’s an unforgettable experience — especially if you’re lucky enough to...
New Gnome Garden

New Gnome Garden

New Gnome Garden coming at the beginning of May 2022! There’s Gnome Place like Hemker Park & Zoo! There will be some 6 feet tall gnomes for guests to take pictures with!
Spring at the Zoo

Spring at the Zoo

Happy Spring from Hemker Park & Zoo! We officially open for the 2022 season on May 1st and will stay open at least until October 31—maybe longer if we are lucky enough to have extended warmer weather. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back and show you...