Brew at the Zoo 2018

Join us for Brew at the Zoo Presented by Team One Credit Union on Thursday, June 21, the original adult-only fundraiser at the Saginaw Children’s Zoo!

Gather your friends to enjoy craft beer and wine samplings and delicious food “From Scratch” among the lush Zoo gardens. Enjoy animal encounters, live music, along with free carousel and train rides while making memories with friends, old and new!

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





Saginaw Children's Zoo Daily Admission

Skip the line and pre-purchase your tickets today!  Tickets may be used for general admission for the 2018 operating season.


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


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. 


Military and Veteran discounts available with valid ID; please purchase your tickets at the admission booth on the day of your visit.

Zoo Boo 2018

It's almost 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 12:00pm – 6:00pm and you won’t want to miss out!

 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.


Birthday Party

Summer Camp 2018

Program Information: 

All camps take place outside! Camps at the Children’s Zoo are specifically designed to facilitate outdoor play and education while nurturing team-building and problem-solving concepts in a fun and encouraging environment. We encourage playing hard and getting dirty and/or wet! Please send your camper in clothes and shoes that can withstand these types of activities!

The possibilities are endless at our summer day camps! All zoo camp sessions are two (2) days long, and include fun camp activities and crafts, a stylish Zoo Camp t-shirt (required to be worn both days) and a tasty morning and afternoon snack! Campers are required to bring a lunch with them both days. 

Drop off for camp starts at 8:45 and camp begins at 9am; Pick up for camp is at 4pm 

Before and After Care:

The Saginaw Children’s Zoo provides before and after care for campers who need to be dropped off prior to 8:45am and later than 4:15pm.  Early drop off begins at 8am and late pick up campers can be picked up before 5pm.

Before and After Care is $10 per day needed. The price for Before and After care is paid in one sum whether or not your camper will be using just one or the other. 

Registration for Before & After Care can be found on the zoo's website alongside camp program registration 





Before and After Camp Care 2018

Before and After Care

We are offering early drop off and late pick up! If you want to drop off your child before 8:45 a.m. or pick them up more than 15 minutes after camp ends, this is a great option for you! Campers can be dropped off starting at 8 a.m. and can stay at the zoo until 5 p.m.

You can also sign up for Before and After Care up to two weeks before the first day of each camp session by contacting the Zoo!

Each day you sign up for is $10 whether you are signing up for early drop off, late pick up, or both. If you sign up, more details about Before and After Care will be included in your camp acceptance letter from the Zoo.

Reminder: This form is only for the date above. To sign up for multiple days, please fill out a Before & After Care registration for each day you would like your child to attend. 

Hatchlings 2018

Join us for our early childhood education toddler program! Hatchlings is a hands on play and exploration time just for 2-4 year olds and an accompanying adult. During this 60 minute program we will sing songs, explore our senses, visit animal friends, and have a yummy snack! Meet new human friends to explore the zoo with afterwards!

Each program starts at 11am and will run for approximately an hour and include a combination of games, crafts, story time, sing-a-longs, and animal friend visits. These programs are specifically designed to promote hands on, self guided play and exploration.

Program price includes admission into the zoo for a child and an adult, a snack, and activities.

General Price - $15
Member Price - $11
Additional Child* - $5
* No more than 3 children per adult.

There are a limited number of spots available in each program, so register early!

May 17 and 19: Tiny Artists
Show off your artistic talents by creating nature themed art work! Explore different paint brushes, or play with your hands! Make a masterpiece to take home with you!

June 14 and 16: Under the Sea
Let’s discover life underwater! We’ll try our hands at “fishing” and take a trip to the underwater viewing cave. Watch out—we might get a little wet during this program!

July 19 and 21: On the Farm
Are you up to the challenge of being a farmer? Help us water and harvest our “crops” and feed our barnyard friends!

August 16 and 18: Little Scientists
Did you know that scientists come in all shapes and sizes? Join us as we experience life as a scientist by doing experiments and learning about the world around us! We’ll even learn about an adult scientist during story time.