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:

Conservation Day at Hemker Park & Zoo

Saturday, May 18, 2019 – 10:00am

YOU can make a difference! Join Hemker Park & Zoo for a day of conservation fun and learn how your actions can help protect wildlife and wild places!

Come explore information and ideas about conservation and preservation, sustainable living, recycling, and how to make Earth a better place to live, while learning fun facts about wildlife in our own backyards and around the globe.

The Sauk Centre Watershed will be here talking about how you can make a difference in your own backyard. Children will be able to plant and take home a flower (while supplies last).

Discounted admission of $9.00/person + tax  CLICK FOR TICKETS

Brew At The Zoo

Friday, June 14, 2019 – 6:00pm


Sign up for our Brew At The zoo event and take part in a fantastic evening of beer and wine sampling from Bad Habit Brewing Company, Beaver Island Brewing Company, Spiritz Liquor, Coborns Liquor, Teals Liquor, JD’s Taphouse, Copper Trail Brewing Co. and Panther Distillery.

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 Giraffe Conservation at Hemker Park & Zoo.

Pre-buy your tickets by calling (320) 836-2426 or email for more information.    CLICK FOR TICKETS

Beach Party with the Penguins!

Friday, July 12, 2019 – 10:00am


Get your advanced tickets to reserve your spot at our Summer Beach Party, and party with the Penguins!

The annual Beach Party is a popular summer celebration geared toward families on at Hemker Park & Zoo.

Receive discounted Beach Party admission, and a free icy pop. 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 .    CLICK FOR TICKETS

Fall Zoo Fest

Saturday, September 7, 2019 – 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 $9.00 + tax/person, wagon rides for children, Kids Magic show performed by Matt Dunn the magician at 12:30 & 3:30 (sponsored by the Guardians of Conservation) Amish Baskets for sale, Apples from Apple Orchard for sale, Craft Vendors, face painting and more!!!

Along with the regular zoo attractions, Kids Magic show performed by Matt Dunn the magician at 12:30 & 3:30 (sponsored by the Guardians of Conservation), face-painting for the kids, Amish crafts, Craft Vendors and the sale of harvest produce, including pumpkins and apples, it’s a perennial hit with both adults and kids.

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


Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 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 $9.00/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!!

For more information on our Boo at the Zoo event: Call us at (320) 836-2426 or email    CLICK FOR TICKETS