The Zoo hosts a variety of exciting special events that are entertaining for kids of all ages! Enjoy watching the animals discover paper mache eggs filled with healthy treats at Eggstravaganza, or bring the kids to the family-friendly holiday event, Believe!

Jan 27 - Oct 12

Strange Tails: Life of a North Carolina Zoo Veterinarian

Join us for a wild evening of stories from the people that take care of the North Carolina Zoo’s most exotic animals...Jb Minter, the North Carolina Zoo’s Director of Animal Health, leads a four-part series of conversations with other Zoo staff and gives a peek into the sometimes bizarre world of everyday, exotic animal care.  

 

Apr 18

Earth Day- Party for the Planet

Celebrate the 50th Earth Day with the North Carolina Zoo. Join us in celebrating Mother Earth and the blue planet. Explore ways you can help your planet through water conservation, protecting green spaces and living the green life. This party for the planet features live music, crafts and more! Event activities run from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Jun 06

AAZK Run Wild

The American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) invites you to come run for the animals at the North Carolina Zoo!  Join zookeepers, friends and family for a good cause. Proceeds go to conservation efforts both local and globally as well as zookeeper professional development!

More information coming soon!

 

Jun 13

Saving Species Across Africa

The North Carolina Zoo is a leader in conservation programs in Africa. Discover how we support endangered animals and how a visit to the Zoo helps save wildlife worldwide. 

Oct 24 - Oct 25

Boo at the Zoo

Celebrate Halloween at the Zoo! Boo at the Zoo is a family-friendly event of daytime Halloween fun. Enjoy trick-or-treat games, live music, entertainment, face painting, animal encounters and our popular children’s costume contest. Gather up the entire family  - all ages will enjoy this annual fall event at the Zoo.

Tickets for Boo may be purchased at the Zoo's North America or Africa admission gates.

Held both Saturday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 25 in the Africa Amphitheater (Solar Pointe if rain is forecast)

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

 

 

 

Dec 05

Believe - Dec. 5

Come celebrate the magic of the season at the North Carolina Zoo's holiday Believe event. Enjoy touring the Zoo and making memories at the daytime holiday event, including Santa and Mrs. C, all in one stop!

    Dec 06

    Believe - Dec. 6

    Come celebrate the magic of the season at the North Carolina Zoo's holiday Believe event. Enjoy touring the Zoo and making memories at the daytime holiday event, including Santa and Mrs. C, all in one stop!

      Dec 12

      Believe - Dec. 12

      Come celebrate the magic of the season at the North Carolina Zoo's holiday Believe event. Enjoy touring the Zoo and making memories at the daytime holiday event, including Santa and Mrs. C, all in one stop!

        Dec 13

        Believe - Dec. 13

        Come celebrate the magic of the season at the North Carolina Zoo's holiday Believe event. Enjoy touring the Zoo and making memories at the daytime holiday event, including Santa and Mrs. C, all in one stop!