Micke Grove Zoo

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Events, Fundraisers, and Birthday Parties

There is always something happening at Micke Grove Zoo, including fun special events, fundraisers, and the chance to celebrate your birthday!

Not what you're looking for? Click here for family education programs like Zoo After Dark and zoo camp information.

Birthday Parties

Micke Grove Zoo hosts award-winning birthday parties for children turning ages 4-10. Relax and enjoy your reserved birthday party in the climate-controlled Alice S. Hunter Education Building complete with beautiful bamboo flooring installed by Afford-a-Floor of Lodi. During these one of a kind birthday celebrations, your birthday party host will guide your party guests through a fun and memorable celebration in honor of your little animal! Learn about our birthday parties!

Upcoming Events and Fundraisers


Micke Grove Zoo Night at Sacramento River Cats vs. Salt Lake Bees
Friday, April 10, 2015 - First Pitch: 7:05PM
You just hit a home run with the Sacramento River Cats, the new San Francisco Giants AAA-Affiliate team! On sale now for April 10th are exclusive group tickets available for purchase before any single game tickets. Reserve your tickets now and a portion of the proceeds will go toward supporting the Micke Grove Zoo! Just click on the link and enter Special Offer Code MICKE15! 

Questions? Feel free to reach out to your personal River Cats contact Cara Paganini at 916-376-4672 or cpaganini@rivercats.com.

Go River Cats!

Member Appreciation Day - Saturday, April 25, 2015
Details coming soon! Become a member today!


Mother's Day at the Zoo - Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 10AM to 3PM
There are few better ways to celebrate mom’s special day than with a trip to Micke Grove Zoo on Mother’s Day! Landing on May 10 this year, we’ll be celebrating the moms of all species with games, crafts, and fun educational activities. Guests will get to learn interesting facts about all of our animal moms and compare their own parenting stories! Included with zoo admission ($5 for guests 14+, $3 for guests 3-13, free for children ages 2 and under; parking excluded).

Need a gift idea? Adopt an animal for mom for Mother's Day!

Wild About Wine - Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 5PM to 8PM
Join in on this wine and culinary experience at Micke Grove Zoo! The Wild About Wine regales guests with samples of the best foods and wines of more than two dozen regional restaurants and wineries. Live entertainment and animal fun promise to delight participants in the most “zoonique” environment in San Joaquin County!

Click here to learn more or buy tickets!


Member Appreciation Day - Saturday, June 6, 2015
Details coming soon! Become a member today!

Father's Day at the Zoo - Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 10AM to 3PM
June 21 is a big day for dads at Micke Grove Zoo! We expect to see hundreds of Papa Bears with their little cubs in tow exploring the Zoo as they go on a Bear “Scavenger” Hunt. Included with zoo admission ($5 for guests 14+, $3 for guests 3-13, free for children ages 2 and under; parking excluded).

Need a gift idea? Adopt an animal for dad for Father's Day!


Kritterz and Kidz Golf Classic - Friday, August 21, 2015 Times TBD
Working in partnership with the Giving Opportunities To Kids (GOT Kids) Foundation, the Kritters and Kids Golf Classic serves to enhance education resource opportunities for local K-12 students. This beautiful event includes a round of golf and lunch. REGISTRATION AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER.

Zoo Guardian Field Trip - Saturday, August 1, 2015
Details coming soon!

Teacher's Workshop - Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 5PM to 8PM
Details coming soon!


Zoo Zoom 5K/Fun Run - Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 6:30AM to 10AM
Flock on down and join the herd for the 5th Annual Zoo Zoom 5K and Fun Run! Zoo Zoom is a health-driven, family-friendly event that includes a children’s fun run and 5K race, games, crafts, award ceremony, and a pancake breakfast. REGISTRATION AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER.

Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony - Friday, September 25, 2015 - 5:30PM-7:30PM
Private event recognizing the accomplishment of our volunteers. By invitation only.

Click here to learn more about volunteering at the zoo.


Member Appreciation Day - Saturday, October 3, 2015
Details coming soon. Become a member today!

HalloWILD - October 23 and 24, 2015 - 5PM to 8PM
The weekend before Halloween, Micke Grove Zoo will be taken over by miniature ghosts, goblins, and Disney characters for its annual fall event, “HalloWILD.” HalloWILD is a safe, family-friendly event including Halloween and animal themed games, crafts, trick-or-treat stations, and live animal presentations. TICKETS AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER.