Member Events


Join us Saturday, Nov. 15, for the fifth annual Pumpkins & Pancakes, an exclusive fall event to express our appreciation to Zoo members. Enjoy an early Zoo opening, pumpkin- and fall-themed animal enrichment and free train and carousel rides! Tickets for an optional hot pancake breakfast are available for purchase.
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Pumpkins & Pancakes Event FAQs

What is Pumpkins & Pancakes?
It is a Zoo member-only fall event with an early opening just for Zoo members and their guests, featuring fall-themed animal enrichment, FREE train and carousel rides all day, special keeper chats and an optional, paid breakfast. Click here to view the schedule of events.

When is the event?
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, from 8 to 10 a.m.

Who can come to the event?
Pumpkins & Pancakes is an exclusive event for Zoo members and their guests. While member guests are allowed, they will be required to purchase an event ticket. Guest event tickets can be purchased with the member discount of $3 off per general Zoo admission ticket.

How much are event tickets?
Event tickets are free to members and are required – you must reserve your tickets online prior to the event. Guest event tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for children and seniors. Toddlers 2 and younger are free for members and guests. Guest tickets must be purchased prior to the event. Event tickets do not include breakfast.

How do I get tickets?
Event and meal tickets can be reserved/purchased tickets can be purchased online beginning Wednesday, Oct. 15.

    • Meal tickets will be available for purchase online until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12.
    • Event tickets will be available for purchase online until 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14.
    • Tickets will be emailed within 30 minutes of purchase. If you do not receive an email with tickets attached, please check your junk or spam folder.

How many tickets may I reserve/purchase?
You may reserve one admission ticket per valid Zoo membership and purchase one meal ticket per valid Zoo membership. You may also purchase up to six guest event tickets and six guest meal tickets per member household.

What time will breakfast be served?
Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m.

How much are meal tickets?
Meal tickets are $5 for member adults and children. Guest adult and child meal tickets are $10. All children age 2 and younger are free but must be accompanied by a meal ticket-holding adult.
You do not have to purchase meal tickets in order to attend the event. However, meal tickets must be purchased by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12 if you want to eat breakfast. Click here to view the breakfast menu.

I bought meal/guest tickets but now I/they can’t come. Can I get my money back?
We’re sorry you won’t be able to join us, but Pumpkins & Pancakes event tickets and meal tickets are non-refundable.

What happens in the event of inclement weather?
Pumpkins & Pancakes will take place rain or shine, however, some animal-related events may not occur due to weather.

Why didn’t I get anything in the mail about this event?
We did not mail an invitation to this event. Pumpkins & Pancakes information was advertised in the September issue of the member publication, roar!, and an email will be sent to all members for whom we have an email address. Additionally, information was posted on the Zoo’s website and Facebook page.

If you need to give us your email click here. We will never, ever sell or share your information. Ever.

Will I have to pay for parking?
Parking is always free for Zoo members. If you have guests attending, they will pay the $5 parking fee, provided they are coming in their own car.

I just looked at the schedule (click here to view) and there is no way I am going to be able to see all the things I want to.
Because of the size of the Zoo and the limited time frame, it is not intended for you to see and do everything. We are giving you the schedule ahead of time so you can plan out your morning to suit your interests.

Questions? Contact Member Services at 817-759-7333.

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