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Family Free Day

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Sponsored by Media sponsor
North Shore Bank WITI FOX 6


Sloth Fezzik
Fezzik likes to spend time curled up in his cardboard box.

With nearly 200 acres of parkland, the Zoo is a kaleidoscope of color – with fluttering leaves and cool, crisp breezes. During the most colorful season of the year, we welcome visitors to enjoy a FREE day to enjoy all the Zoo has to offer.

Family Free Day, sponsored by North Shore Bank and WITI Fox 6, offers all visitors free admission. The parking fee of $12 remains in effect.

To adhere to physical distancing guidelines, both general visitors and Zoo Pass holders must reserve a time to visit in advance for Family Free Day. Each visitor may reserve up to 8 tickets.

Click here to make your reservation.
All tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable.
Masks are required for all visitors ages 3+.

Waldrapp Ibis
Three Waldrapp Ibis (hatched this summer) can often be seen high on top of the habitat rockwork.


  • Two-toed sloth Fezzik, who marks his 6th birthday on Nov. 20 – Small Mammals building
  • Young giraffes Desmond (1 year old) and Maya (2 ½ years old) in the Giraffe building
  • Three fully fledged Waldrapp Ibis flying in the Herb and Nada Mahler Family Aviary – East Flight habitat

For further details on the Zoo’s transitional reopening and safety guidelines, click here
A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

Giraffe Maya Giraffe Desmond
Youngsters Maya and Desmond have integrated into the giraffe herd.