plan your visit

2015 Season 

Tortoise SilhouetteThe Children’s Zoo is open March 28th through October 10th.   Check out our new hours for the 2015 season!


Group Visits 

Alligator SilhouetteThe time to book your field trip or group visit is now. Groups of ten or more receive a special rate when the place a reservation. Visit our Field Trip/Group Visit page now.


Wild Time Birthdays 

Wolf Silhouette

Trying to find the perfect venue to hold your child’s birthday party?  Be a party animal at the Children's Zoo!   Visit our Wild Time Birthday Parties page for more information.



Garden with Tortoise Statues

Welcome to the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square. Come and satisfy your hunger from an impressive list of hot food, snacks, and refreshments.

  • Train Whistle Café* is located near our train station. Our outdoor seating offers a variety of scenic views including the Forgotten Forest, the River Otters, the Butterfly House and much more!

We offer a variety of eating options, from a list of hot food, snacks and refreshments as well as some great lunch options. We also serve a variety of ice cream products.  There are also picnic areas available in the Zoo, so feel free to bring your own picnic lunch.  No glass containers please. 

*Please call 989-759-1408 to check hours of operation.  Snacks and drinks are always available in the Zoo Store.

Let us host your birthday party,retirement or office party, or family reunion
Just call the Zoo Office for more information at 989-759-1408.

Train Whistle Cafe

We are a Regional Destination celebrating

Nature, Wildlife and Lifelong Discovery

through affordable and engaging experiences.

The Children's Zoo is one of the few zoos in the nation that operates completely independently of tax-based funding.

Our operating budget is 100% comprised of voluntary donations
and revenues generated through daily visitors.

Each time you visit, and with every donation you give, you invest in your local Zoo,

the Children's Zoo at Celebration Square!


Welcome Bear Carving


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The Zoo is the perfect place to hold your next celebration or meeting!


Purple party sheepOrange Party Kangaroo  Alligator L Party


 Family reunion, business outing, retirement party, whatever reason you need to gather, do it at the Zoo!

 The Zoo is unique with its beautiful park-like setting, gorgeous flower gardens, animal attractions, rides and more.

From less than 50 guests, up to 400, the Zoo can accommodate.

Call (989) 759-1408 or e-mail us at with rental inquiries.