General Admission

Skip the line and pre-purchase your tickets!  Tickets may be used for general admission. 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 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th from 10 a.m. to 5 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 11th. Starting October 12th, tickets are $6 per person.


*Please note if purchasing before October 13th your discount will be applied once you add your number of tickets to your cart.  Tickets are non-refundable.   Event is held rain or shine. Tickets are required for entry.


 Members of the Saginaw Children's Zoo receive FREE admission to Zoo Boo!  To use this wild perk, please present your membership card at the entrance to begin your adventure. 

Need to purchase a membership or renew your expired one?  Click here! 




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, sensory play, 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:  Members must sign in to be eligibility for the discounted price
Additional Child* - $5
* No more than 2 children per adult.

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


June 13 and 15: Growth Spurts
Explore our Children's Garden while we learn how plants grow!

July 18 and 20: Water Bugs
Explore the wonderful world of water by playing in our sensory pools.

August 15 and 17: 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! 

September 19 and 21: On The Move
Can you hop like a rabbit or waddle like a penguin?  Visit with animal favorites and play as we practice moving like animals.



Brown Bag Lunch Education Series

The Brown Bag Lunch series 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!