General Admission

Skip the line and pre-purchase your tickets!  Tickets may be used for general admission for the 2018 operating season. As always, Saginaw Children's Zoo members receive FREE admission and rides, plus other great benefits. Become a member today!

Open EVERY DAY from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

  • Infants 11 months and under: FREE
  • Children ages 1-17: $5.00
  • Adults: $5.00
  • Military and Veteran discounts available with valid ID. Please purchase your tickets at the admission booth on the day of your visit.
  • AZA reciprocal members receive discounted admission. Please purchase your tickets at the admission booth on the day of your visit.




Ride tickets for the Train and the Carousel may be purchased for $1 or unlimited daily ride wristbands may be purchased for $5 when you start your WILD adventure at the Saginaw Children's Zoo. 



Zoo Boo

It's time to put on your costumes and head to the Children's Zoo for our annual Halloween bash! Zoo Boo will be October 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

You and your family will love making your way through the merry-not-so-scary Zoo exploring all of our spooktacular decorations! Meet some of our creepy, crawly animal friends, then take a ride on the Pirate Train. Even the Carousel horses get into costume! Stop by the many activity stations for a treat, a craft, or a game. Take pictures next to our hauntingly adorable photo opportunities, including many giant inflatables. Show off your creative costumes. Watch mad scientist Dr. Slime put on a mysterious, scientific show! But be careful—Dr. Slime might use your child in one of his crazy science experiments! See all of your animal friends get into the holiday spirit with festive, Halloween-themed enrichment. There's so much to do at Zoo Boo!

Ticket price includes Zoo admission, unlimited train and carousel rides, Dr. Slime shows, animal presentations, photo opportunities, and many crafts, activities, and games. Tickets are on presale for only $5 per person until October 12th. Starting October 13th, tickets are $6 per person. Join us for our WILD Halloween party at the Zoo!

Non-refundable. Event held rain or shine. Ticket required for entry.

*Please note if purchasing before October 13th your discount will happen once you add your number of tickets to your cart.


Backyard Biology

Backyard Biology is an exciting way to get young children (and their accompanying adult) introduced to some of Michigan's native plants, animals, and the science that connects us all! During this 1-hr session explore biology concepts through games, crafts, and circle time activities tailored to young inquisitive minds.  

Backyard Biology is a seasonal experience that offers educational programs during the colder months when Zoo is closed for the season. Classes take place in the Zoo classroom and on the nature trails just behind Zoo grounds. 

 Please only "register" one adult/child and fill out the number of other members of your party in the boxes that follow. 

Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn is a FREE adult education program for those interested in learning more about the Zoo, its conservation programs, and other monthly topics. 

Please register to join us for this month's exciting program!

Chix Who Mix

Join us  at the SVRC Marketplace for Chix Who Mix, the FUNdraiser with a twist! Presented by Catholic Federal Credit Union, join your favorite mixers for an evening of creative, signature cocktails, coffees, hors d'oeuvres and food tasting while supporting four local organizations.

Support the event in a bigger way by becoming a Chix Who Mix sponsor!  Contact the Saginaw Children's Zoo at 989-759-1408 x110 or email for more details.

The proceeds benefit the Saginaw Children's Zoo, Pit & Balcony Theatre, Saginaw Arts and Enrichment Commission, and the Saginaw Choral Society. 

Check out Chix Who Mix on Facebook!

*This event is for ages 21+. Valid photo ID will be required upon entry.