Racine & Me: Brunch with Santa and more at Racine Zoo

Racine & Me: Brunch with Santa and more at Racine Zoo

RACINE, WI (CBS 58) -- Beth Heidorn and Ryann Stacy from the Racine Zoo joined us with Linguine with ferret and to discuss an array of upcoming holiday events! 

CyBEAR Monday

Monday, November 27, 2023

Take the stress out of your holiday shopping by choosing a gift that is perfect for anyone on your list — a symbolic adoption at Racine Zoo! By sharing your love with an A.D.O.P.T. gift, you give back in many ways. The A.D.O.P.T. program directly supports Racine Zoo's animal and veterinary care, as well as the Zoo’s innovative conservation and education programs. A.D.O.P.T.s are truly a great gift for anyone! A.D.O.P.T.s are a memorable gift that keeps on giving, as it supports the Zoo's work to create a better future for generations to come.

In honor of the newest member of the Zoo family, Fong the sun bear, we are having a special CyBEAR Monday sale on Nov. 27, 2023 starting at 8:30am! For one day only, save 10% on all levels of adoption PLUS get a FREE bear plush with your order!

Giving ZOODay

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

#GivingZOOday, in partnership with #GivingTuesday, is about the impact zoos and aquariums have on their communities by engaging visitors to be stewards of the environment and saving species from extinction. It's also about how these institutions give back by mentoring their staff and volunteers to support a wide range of causes. This year, we would like to ask you to reach out your hearts and help the Racine Zoo make a difference. As a nonprofit, the price tag is steep for the special care our animals require. Help us maintain our "gold standard" in the zoological community and continue educating about and conserving wildlife and wild places. Our goal for #GivingZOOday is to raise much needed funds for the Zoo. Will you help us make this possible? Show your love and support through a donation. A gift of any size makes a difference.

Brunch with Santa

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Seating #1: 11AM – 12:30PM

Seating #2: 1:30PM – 3PM

Join us Saturday, December 2 for a delightful holiday event — Brunch with Santa! This fun-filled event will include delicious brunch, festive crafts, an animal ambassador encounter, letters to Santa (we will have a template for kids to fill out), a commemorative photo with Santa himself, and general admission to the Zoo. Make lasting memories with your loved ones at this heartwarming event!

Winter Picnic in a Snow Globe

Friday, December 8, 2023 – Sunday, February 18, 2024

FRIDAYS: 5pm & 7pmSATURDAYS: 11am – 7:30pmSUNDAYS: 11am – 5pm

90-minute time slots are available

(CLOSED December 22, 23, and 24)

Relax outdoors while staying cozy in one of our heated domes enjoying quality time with friends and family! An unforgettable private experience with food, drinks, an animal encounter and more for up to 8 people! Great for celebrating a birthday or anniversary, a date night, or even just a fun time with loved ones. Multiple package options are available to customize your experience!


Give a gift that can last all year long! With a Racine Zoo membership, enjoy admission to the zoo, access to special members-only events, as well as many discounts! We have multiple membership options available for you to choose from. A great gift for young families and wildlife enthusiasts alike. Visit our gift shop during operating hours or order yours on our website.

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