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October 2018

Zoo Boo!

October 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

It's time to put on your costumes and head to the Saginaw Children's Zoo for our annual Halloween bash! Make your way through the merry-not-so-scary Zoo, exploring all of our spooktacular decorations, activities, and more. Buy your tickets TODAY! Thank you to our spooktacular 2018 Zoo Boo Sponsors! Exclusive Candy Sponsor The Barth Foundation Dr. Slime Sponsor Amphitheater Sponsor Candy Bag Sponsor Animal Presentation Sponsor Pumpkin Patch Sponsor   Craft Station Sponsor Altrusa International of Saginaw, Michigan   Jim Schmidt…

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November 2018

Lunch and Learn – Species Survival Plans

November 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Conservationist Robin as we explore Species Survival Plans, or SSPs, the cooperative breeding programs AZA accredited organizations participate in. Learn which zoo animals have an SSP, and current breeding updates.

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Holidays in the Heart of the City

November 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wrap yourself in holiday spirit with a festive evening visit to the twinkling, holiday-decked Zoo! Activities from Old Saginaw City to City Hall. FREE admission with donations welcome.

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Giving Zoo Day

November 27, 2018

Join us for our Giving Zoo Day event. This is a fundraiser you won’t want to miss with tons of otter fun! This year, we would like to give the gift of education! When you donate through our Giving Zoo Day event, we will use that money to go towards a new speaker system and microphone in the otter exhibit to bring your otter chats to the next level! What does this mean? It means adding an experience you won’t…

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December 2018

Lunch and Learn – Enrichment

December 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lead Keeper Mia will discuss the purpose of enrichment, go over examples, and demonstrate how YOU can make or give enrichment for the animals.

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February 2019

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Mexican Grey Wolves

February 1 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Backyard Biology

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Biology is an exciting way to get young children (and their accompanying adult) introduced to some of Michigan's native plants, animals, and the science that connects us all! During this 1-hr session explore biology concepts through games, crafts, and circle time activities tailored to young inquisitive minds. Backyard Biology is a seasonal experience that offers educational programs during the colder months when Zoo is closed for the season. Classes take place in the Zoo classroom and on the nature…

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Chix Who Mix

February 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SVRC Marketplace, 203 S Washington
Saginaw, MI 48607

Chix Who Mix is a collaborative FUNdraising event benefiting four local area arts organizations (linked below). This event hosts a collection of sponsor tables where fine feathered Chix prepare and serve their favorite beverage concoctions to thirsty guests. It's a great time for all with hors d'oeuvres, beverages, snacks, mingling and, of course, mixing. So round up your flock (gentlemen are welcome too!) and join us for a fun night out at our brand NEW venue, SVRC Marketplace on February…

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March 2019

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Frogs and Toads

March 1 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Ever wonder what makes those creaking, chirping, or whistling nighttime noises you hear in the spring? Learn call information, basic identifiers, and fun facts about our native frogs and toads, their importance to us, and ways you can help at this month’s program! Register today HERE!

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Backyard Biology

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Biology is an exciting way to get young children (and their accompanying adult) introduced to some of Michigan's native plants, animals, and the science that connects us all! During this 1-hr session explore biology concepts through games, crafts, and circle time activities tailored to young inquisitive minds. Backyard Biology is a seasonal experience that offers educational programs during the colder months when Zoo is closed for the season. Classes take place in the Zoo classroom and on the nature…

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