Hemker Park & Zoo - It's wild fun!








Take your family for a walk on the wild side, and experience more than 50 wildlife species from around the world in a semi-natural setting. Our Close Encounters program will get you up close and personal. Pet a penguin, feed the birds in our famous Budgie Buddy House, or get close-up with Cookie, our 10-foot boa constrictor.

As part of our mission to educate young and old about the wonders of the animal kingdom, Hemker Park & Zoo is also available to travel to schools, businesses, and homes with fun and fascinating mobile programs, including petting zoos, the Animals Around the World science and geography initiative, and reindeer sleigh rides.

With so much available, whether it's a family walk around the park, a field trip, birthday party, or other celebration, Hemker Park & Zoo is your stop for fun.


10 am- 6:00 pm daily (May 1-October 31)

Daily Happenings at the Zoo:

  • 11:00 Giraffe Feeding Encounters $3.00/person
  • 2:00 Giraffe Feeding Encounters $3.00/person
  • 3:00 Otter Feeding Encounter $4.00/person
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We are not Puffin Around at Hemker Park & Zoo

We are not Puffin Around at Hemker Park & Zoo! Our Atlantic Puffins have landed in their new exhibit partially donated in memory of Earl Mewes.  The Atlantic Puffins have a penguin-like coloring but they do not sport a beak that has lead some to dub puffins as the "sea parrot." Did you know? Puffins cannot take off without a running start! Come learn more about these amazing birds at Hemker Park & Zoo.


$1,369.00 1%
Goal: $100,000.00

Ticket Prices

Child Ticket (2-12 years)
Adult Ticket
Senior Ticket (60+)
Infant Ticket

Season Passes

Two season pass choices available:

1 adult, 1 child + 10% Off Gift Shop Items
2 Adults, 2 Children + 10% Off Gift Shop Items

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Zoo Camps

Zoo Camp is back for our 2018 Season!

Hang out with animals from around the world and participate in lots of activities.

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