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Family Free Day

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Sponsored by Media sponsor
North Shore Bank WITI FOX 6


Chinese alligator

A trip to the Zoo couldn’t be more enjoyable during the cool and crisp early December weather.  Spend a day travelling the world, without ever leaving home!  On the final Family Free Day of 2020, 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. Reservations fill quickly.

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for further information and details and to make your reservation.

All tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Masks are required for all visitors ages 3+.


Stop at the tranquil Aquatic & Reptile Center to see our two Chinese alligators, Ying and Yang.

  • Chinese alligatorThese critically endangered animals usually grow to about 5 feet and can live to be 70 years old.
  • The female, Yin, is about 34 years old, and Yang, is 33.  There are two species of alligators in the world, the Chinese alligator and the American alligator.
  • In the wild, Chinese alligators eat snails, crustaceans, insects, fish, young waterfowl and rodents.

You don’t have to be a kid (or even hide your love for the smell) to enjoy the iconic Mold-a-rama machines at the Zoo!

  • Mold-a-ramas have been a mainstay for decades and there’s no better time to become a collector, as new molds will be featured for the 2020 winter-spring season.
  • Choose from giraffe, reindeer, whale, eagle and a snowman, among others.
  • Join the cool “kids” and start your Mold-a-rama collection during December Family Free Day!
Mold-a-rama reindeer Mold-a-rama reindeer

For further details on the Zoo’s transitional reopening and safety guidelines, click here.
A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.
Call the Zoo at 414.771.3040.