Recent Announcements from the Erie Zoo



Erie Zoo to pursue reaccreditation

Posted on November 17th, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Erie, PA -- The Erie Zoo confirms the loss of accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. While saddened by the news, the zoo team chooses to look at this as a learning opportunity, keeping their focus on providing excellent animal care and conservation education, while working on sustainable growth and advancement. The earliest the zoo can apply for reaccreditation is September of 2022.

Happy Halloween!

Posted on October 7th, 2021 at 11:51 AM

The Gift Shop will be closing at 2pm on October 31st so that our staff can enjoy a treat of their own this Halloween! Thank you for your understanding! Operations will resume as normal on November 1st. 

Memberships On Sale Now

Posted on October 1st, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Memberships for the 2022 season on sale now! Buy your membership this fall and it will be valid October 1, 2021 through May 1, 2023! Just in time for ZooBOO!
Memberships also make great holiday gifts! If you purchase your membership this winter during our closed season, it will be valid May 1, 2022-May 1, 2023.
Did we mention? Memberships are a fantastic way to support your Erie Zoo, espeically during the winter months!

Learn more about memberships today!


Zoo Closing Early

Posted on August 16th, 2021 at 1:25 PM

Your Erie Zoo will be closing at 3pm on Saturday, October 2nd to prepare for the Lions, Tigers & Beers fundraiser. For more information about this event please visit:

Palm Oil Crisis

Palm Oil Crisis

Posted on July 29th, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Orangutans are endangered and there are less than 100,000 Bornean, about 13,000 Sumatran, and no more than 800 Tapanuli left in the wild. Their biggest threat is NON-sustainable palm oil farming. This could cause the extinction of orangutans in the wild in the very near future without your help.

The Mane Event Ticket Sale

Posted on July 1st, 2021 at 4:54 PM

The Mane Event 2021: Back in the Wild! tickets will go on sale Friday, July 2nd at 8am online only. Limit of 4 per person. 
Erie Zoo Members: $175
Non-members: $225

Buy Tickets Here

Zoo Early Closing

Posted on June 27th, 2021 at 12:26 PM

Please note, the Zoo will be closing early at 2pm on Saturday, July 24th to prepare for the Zoo's fundraiser "The Mane Event." 

We're Hiring!

Posted on May 24th, 2021 at 11:00 AM

We're hiring! Join the Erie Zoo team today! Looking for part-time summer staff for all days of the week!

Starting May 31st No More Ticket Reservations

Posted on May 18th, 2021 at 4:43 PM

Starting May 31st (Memorial Day) timed ticket reservations will no longer be required to visit the zoo. This is in compliance with CDC and PA State recommendations. Entry to the zoo will resume as normal this day. Your Erie Zoo is open daily 10am-5pm. 

Party for the Planet: Ways to Celebrate at Home!

Posted on April 3rd, 2021 at 11:16 AM

Our Party for the Planet event may have come and gone, but the party isn't over yet! There are lots of ways you can continue celebrating at home! With Earth Day (April 22nd), Endangered Species Day (May 21st) and World Oceans Day (June 8th) coming up, why not see the article below for great ways to better our planet at home!