The crispness in the air can mean only one thing: fall is making its way to Michigan, and another season at Binder Park Zoo will soon draw to a close. But guests still have several more weeks to make their last few visits, bidding adieu to the giraffes, lemurs and bears! The Zoo will close on October 9th and will re-open for ZooBoo October 19th to 30th. For information visit www.binderparkzoo.org.
As the season comes to a close, the Zoo reflects on several highlights from this year, including the addition of the wildly successful new African Tented Camps and Joe & Clara Stewart Zamani School. Additionally, the Zoo broke ground on the new African Lion and African Painted Dog exhibits, marking the Zoo’s near completion of its $3 million Capital Campaign. Both exhibits are set to open in 2017. The Zoo also added new and improved tram transportation to Wild Africa this year with the addition of three new Best-in-Class max towing Dodge Ram trucks. And new babies took center stage in Wild Africa with the birth of two zebra foals.
And just in time for fall, the Zoo’s annual beer tasting event, BontebOktoberfest, will be held on October 15th. The event runs from 6pm to 10pm and will feature brews from across the state of Michigan, a special VIP Brew Tent as well as music and great food! Tickets are on sale now at www.binderparkzoo.org/beer.
Fall wouldn’t be complete without ZooBoo! This annual event is one of the largest Halloween attractions in the area, offering families a fun and safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. The annual Community Pumpkin Carve kicks off the season of Halloween fun on October 17th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. The Great ZooBoo begins October 19th and ends on the 30th. ZooBoo runs each evening Wednesdays – Sundays only and is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays each week. More information can be found online at www.binderparkzoo.org/boo.