The North Carolina Zoo hosts events from April to December that are designed to be enjoyed by guests of all ages.

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.  

 

Oct 24 - Oct 25

Boo at the Zoo

Celebrate Halloween at the Zoo! This year's Boo will be a little different, socially distanced and re-imagined for 2020! Boo at the Zoo is a family-friendly event of daytime Halloween fun. Enjoy trick-or-treating at stations throughout the park, live music, a souvenir photo, Pumpkin Palooza (animals with pumpkin enrichment throughout the park), animal encounters, seasonal photo ops and the trails decorated for Halloween, and more! Gather up the entire family  - all ages will enjoy this annual fall event at the Zoo.

Costumes allowed for all ages, Adults may not wear masks or face paint according to North Carolina state law see below. 

( § 14-12.8.  Wearing of masks, hoods, etc., on public property.No person or persons shall in this State, while wearing any mask, hood or device whereby the person, face or voice is disguised so as to conceal the identity of the wearer, enter, or appear upon or within the public property of any municipality or county of the State, or of the State of North Carolina. (1953, c. 1193, s. 7.)    

Don't forget to include your face mask in your costume design this year!

Wristbands for Boo may be purchased, for $5, at the Zoo's Admission gates on the days of the event. Reservations for tickets are required in advance. 

Held both Saturday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 25 throughout the park, wristbands required for most activities. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 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!