Zoo News

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!

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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 what's new!

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Fall Zoo Fest

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...

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Summer Party

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...

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Brew At The Zoo

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....

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For the ❤️ Rhino’s Gala

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...