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.

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


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 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 info@saginawzoo.com with rental inquiries.

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!


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Introduced in the summer of 2007 as one of the new interactive elements in our barnyard renovation, the Children’s Garden is a place where kids can see where food we eat comes from and how it grows.

Each spring, the Zoo Horticulture Committee plants the garden with vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers. Then, throughout the summer, children get to help water the garden with kid-sized pitchers they can dip into a large water tub.

Each time they visit the Zoo, kids can water the garden and observe how it has grown since their last visit. And, what’s extra special, is that we are able to use produce from the Children’s Garden to help feed some the Zoo’s own animals.

So, every time a child helps water the Children’s Garden they are personally connecting with the fascinating world of agriculture, as well as helping feed the animals at the Zoo!


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