At Hemker Park & Zoo, we’re as passionate about experiences as we are about animals. Our mission is to help “educate the young and old” by providing people with fun and fascinating “up close” animal encounters. See all of our upcoming events for our season below.

Brew At The Zoo

Thursday, June 16th, 2022 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Come join in the fun at Brew At The zoo! Take part in a fantastic evening of beer, wine and spritz sampling. During the event, listen to live music and shop our silent auction. We will also have food available for sale….

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!

Summer Party

Friday, July 8th, 2022 – 10:00am Get your advanced tickets to reserve your spot at our Summer Party, listen to our hourly penguin keeper talks about our penguins! As they like it warm not cold!!! The annual Summer Party is a popular summer celebration geared toward…

Fall Zoo Fest

Saturday, September 10th, 2022 – 10:00am Join the harvest fun. Held in early September each year, the Fall Zoo Fest is a special event at Hemker Park & Zoo to celebrate harvest season. Discounted admission $16.00 + tax/person,Amish Baskets for sale, Apples from…

For the ❤️ Rhino’s Gala

Roll out the Red Carpet…You are invited to join The Guardians of Conservation at the inaugural fundraising gala For the  of Rhino’s. Saturday, February 11th, 2023 5 pm – 9 pm at Territory Golf Club in St. Cloud MN. This Gala will benefit the International Rhino…

A Legacy of Love

Founded by Mark & Joan Hemker, the zoo has become a labor of love to honor Mark’s legacy since his passing 2006.