Free Admission on National Visit the Zoo Day
December 27, 2022
10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Join us for an evening of fun for scouts, prospective scouts, friends, and family! Scouts BSA members, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts will all have a great time during this all-new event. Not a scout? Come join us anyway! Local scouting representatives will be on hand to answer questions and to help you find a troop or pack near you if you are interested. Join us and visit the zoo after hours for animal encounters, keeper chats and a Halloween dance party! Admission includes access to Faces of the Rainforest, World of Adaptations, the Farmyard and other specially illuminated zoo exhibits! Attendees will also skip the line as they receive V.I.P. access to the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular! *Children under 2 admitted free
Animal encounters and keeper chats are weather dependent. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Walk in tickets will NOT be available. Visitors should expect travel delays around the zoo, especially after 6:00 pm. Plan accordingly. Visitors are strongly encouraged to check-in between 4:30 – 5:45 pm for the quickest and easiest entry. The event ends at 8:30PM with last admission for the event at 8:00PM.
Most scouts can earn recognition requirements by participating in a service project. Add that to your Scout Family Fun Night at JOLS by collecting items from our Zookeeper’s Enrichment Wishlist. These items will be used by our animal care team to keep our animals healthy and active as they investigate new smells and practice natural foraging behaviors! – 2022 Zookeeper Enrichment Wish List
For Scout family fun night at JOLS, refunds requested prior to September 17th will be honored, minus the $5 online fee. After September 17th, all sales are final, and no refunds will be issued. This program is rain or shine and will only be rescheduled if the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. This event has a backup date of October 24th in the event of extreme weather.