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:

Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, October 9th 2021 – 10:00am


Calling all Ghouls and Goblins!

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 $13.00/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:

  • T-Mobile
  • Bernicks
  • Albany Chrysler
  • New Munich Jaycees
  • Color Street 100% Nail Polish Strips-Melissa Karasch
  • Guardians of Conservation
  • Centra Sota Country Store of Sauk Centre
  • Lil Pen Popz
  • Hennen Lumber
  • Central Minnesota Credit Union
  • Heim’s Milling
  • Black Light Adventure
  • AirMaxx St. Cloud
  • Freeport Screen Print
  • Freeport Gas & Grocery
  • Liberty Electric
  • General Rental of Albany
  • Walmart
  • Teals Grocery
  • Coborns
  • Stearns County Dairy Princess’
  • Sam’s Club
  • Tire Maxx St. Joe
  • & More!

*All forms can be emailed back to For questions or additional information please call 320-836-2426

For more information on our Boo at the Zoo event: Call us at (320) 836-2426 or email
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Brew At The Zoo

Thursday, June 17th 2021 – 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!!!

Pre-buy your tickets by calling (320) 836-2426 or email for more information.
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Summer Party

Friday, July 9th, 2021 – 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 families on at Hemker Park & Zoo.

Receive discounted admission of $13.00/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!


For More information on advanced tickets to our Summer Beach Party, call us at (320) 836-2426 or email
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Saturday, September 11th, 2021 – 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 $13.00 + 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.

Vendors at Fall Zoo Fest:

Cici’s Creations

Lil Pen Popz

Phone (320) 836-2426 or email for more information.
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