At Hemker Park & Zoo, you’ll find that we always something new and exciting going on! Our special events fill up fast, so check back often and act quick. From summer camps to family friendly events, we help people discover how fun and learning go hand-in-hand.
Here is what is happening at Hemker Zoo:
For the ❤️ Rhino’s Gala
Saturday, February 12th, 2022 5 pm – 9 pm at Territory Golf Club in St. Cloud MN.
Dinner & Entertainment 6:30 pm
Individual Tickets: $130.00
Table for 10 with private animal meet & greet, take home bag: $1,500.00
Call 320-836-2426 or email email@example.com
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.
It’s all happening after hours. This event is Rain or Shine. No Refunds.
All funds from this event will go towards supporting Guardians of Conservation.
There is more than beer, there is wine and spritz sampling too!!!
VIP guests will enjoy fast-pass entrance, exclusive VIP area including a lounge area with snacks, meet & greets with our animal ambassador 7:00-7:30 and cool commemorative swag.
Friday, July 8th, 2022 – 10:00am
The annual Summer Party is a popular summer celebration geared toward families on at Hemker Park & Zoo.
Receive discounted admission of $16.00/person + tax for anyone 2 years & up into the zoo for our Beach Party! During our Party, we will be having hourly giveaways. Mark your calendar for an entire day of fun and games!!
Who ever said penguins only like cold weather!
Saturday, September 10th, 2022 – 10:00am
Discounted admission $16.00 + tax/person,Amish Baskets for sale, Apples from Apple Orchard for sale, Craft Vendors, and more!!!
Along with the regular zoo attractions, Craft Vendors and the sale of harvest produce, including pumpkins and apples, it’s a perennial hit with both adults and kids.
Saturday, October 8th & Saturday, October 15th, 2022 – 10:00am
Join us at Hemker Park & Zoo for a Wild and Spooktacular celebration.
Get your advanced discounted tickets to reserve your spot at our annual Boo at the Zoo event, or show up in your best Halloween costume and get your discounted admission at the door. Discounted admission is $16.00/person +tax for anyone 2 years of age and up (23 months and younger is free).
Trick or Treat around the zoo from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
The annual Boo at the Zoo event is a popular Halloween celebration geared toward families.
This event is rain or shine!
Mark your calendar for an entire day of fun and games!!
If you would like to be a vendor for Boo at the Zoo please Click Here for more information & registration.
If you can’t make it, but would like to sponsor an area for Boo at the Zoo Click Here
Amazing Vendors on the Trick or Treat Pathway:
*All forms can be emailed back to firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions or additional information please call 320-836-2426
Santa Visits the Zoo
November 20th, 26th, 27th, 2021 10 am – 2 pm
Ho, ho, ho! Santa is making a special stop at Hemker Park & Zoo on November 20th, 26th & 27th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM! Enjoy visiting with Santa & his live reindeer, shop our main gift shop for the perfect holiday gifts! We will have season member passes available, sponsor an animal box and more!
Bring a Camera to take a picture with Santa!
Visit with Santa is Sponsored by the Guardians of Conservation.
Santa at the Zoo is free with a suggested monetary donation to the Guardians of Conservation.
**Santa will be located in our front picnic area and the main gift shop will be open. The rest of the zoo will be closed off for the season. There will be no access to any part of the zoo other than the front picnic area and main gift shop.