Special Events

At Hemker Park & Zoo, you'll find that we always something new and exciting going on! Our special events fill up fast, so check back often and act quick. From summer camps to family friendly events, we help people discover how fun and learning go hand-in-hand.

Here is what is happening at Hemker Zoo:

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 10:00am

YOU can make a difference! Join Hemker Park & Zoo for a day of conservation fun and learn how your actions can help protect wildlife and wild places!

 Come explore information and ideas about conservation and preservation, sustainable living, recycling, and how to make Earth a better place to live, while learning fun facts about wildlife in our own backyards and around the globe.

The Sauk Centre Watershed will be here talking about how you can make a difference in your own backyard. Children will be able to plant and take home a flower (while supplies last).

Discounted admission of $8.00/person

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 6:00pm

Sign up for our Brew At The zoo event and take part in a fantastic evening of beer and wine sampling from Bad Habitat Brewing Company, Beaver Island Brewing Company, Viking Beverage, Spiritz Liquor and Coborns Liquor.

During the event, listen to live music and shop our silent auction.

We will also have food available for sale.

It’s all happening after hours. This event is Rain or Shine. No Refunds.

All funds from this event will go towards supporting our Giraffe. 

Pre-buy your tickets by calling (320) 836-2426 or email info@hemkerzoo.com for more information. 

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:00am

July 6th, 2018 10:00 - 6:00

Get your advanced tickets to reserve your spot at our Summer Beach Party, and party with the Penguins!

The annual Beach Party is a popular summer celebration geared toward families on at Hemker Park & Zoo.

Receive discounted Beach Party admission, and a free icy pop. During our Party, we will be having hourly giveaways. Mark your calendar for an entire day of fun and games!!

Who ever said penguins only like cold weather!


For More information on advanced tickets to our Summer Beach Party, call us at (320) 836-2426 or email info@hemkerzoo.com .


Please select how many tickets you would like:

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 10:00am

Join the harvest fun. Held in early September each year, the Fall Zoo Fest is a special event at Hemker Park & Zoo to celebrate harvest season.

Discounted admission $8.00 + tax/person, wagon rides for children, Amish Baskets for sale, Apples from Apple Orchard for sale, face painting and more!!!

Along with the regular zoo attractions, there are miniature-horse-drawn wagon rides and face-painting for the kids, Amish crafts and the sale of harvest produce, including pumpkins and apples, it's a perennial hit with both adults and kids.

Phone (320) 836-2426 or email info@hemkerzoo.com for more information.

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 10:00am

Calling all Ghouls and Goblins!

Join us at Hemker Park & Zoo for a Wild and Spooktacular celebration.

Get your advanced discounted tickets to reserve your spot at our annual Boo at the Zoo event, or show up in your best Halloween costume and get your discounted admission at the door.

The annual Boo at the Zoo event is a popular Halloween celebration geared toward families.

Mark your calendar for an entire day of fun and games!!

For more informaiton on our Boo at the Zoo event: Call us at (320) 836-2426 or email info@hemkerzoo.com.