Family Fun Days

Connect with your kids and make new friends with these family-oriented activities.  Each Family Fun Day will have a unique format and activity, but all are designed for maximum fun and for families with members of all ages!  

2017 Family Fun Days Dates:

Family Fun Friday: Movie Night

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Movie Night Friday, April 28 6:30 p.m. OPEN

Join us for an animal-themed movie, popcorn and family fun!  A surprise animal encounter will be included.  This special screening will take place in the Bill and Donna DeFouw Education Center.  Space is limited - reserve your spots early!

Family Fun Day Sunday: Ice Cream Safari
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Ice Cream Safari Sunday, July 30 4:00 p.m. OPEN

Cool down on a hot summer day with a visit to the Zoo!  Enjoy an ice cream sundae, root beer float or frozen treat, a family fun scavenger hunt and a complimentary ride of the Columbian Park Express!  Dairy-free and sugar-free options available.  

Family Fun Friday: Zoo Snooze
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Zoo Snooze Friday, September 22 6:30 p.m. Friday to 10:00 a.m. Saturday OPEN

Back by popular demand!  Camp out at the Zoo and enjoy an evening of family-fun activities, a flashlight tour of the Zoo, encounters with some of the Zoo’s nocturnal residents, a pizza dinner and morning breakfast.   Families may bring a tent, or sleep beneath the stars.  

Family Fun Day Sunday: Zoo Year's "Eve"
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Zoo Year's "Eve" Sunday, December 31 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. OPEN

Ring in the New Year at 12:00 - noon, that is!  We’ll celebrate with party favors, sparkling juice, and well-wishes for a great “zoo” year ahead.  Expect a surprise appearance by some “party animals,” too!

Family Fun Days Registration:

Advance registration required.  All members of the family attending must be listed on the registration form.  For this program, a “Family” is defined as up to 2 adults and all children residing in the household.  Please note that if a cousin or sleepover guest will be attending with your family, a liability release with parent/legal guardian signature is required for all minors in attendance.  Space is limited, please contact the Zoo Education office in advance to confirm availability for your guest.   

Interested in becoming a Zoo Member?  Click here for more information or to join today!

Questions? Contact the Education Department 


  • Phone: (765) 807-1540 
  • Email: zooeducation@lafayette.in.gov