Recent Announcements from the Erie Zoo



Flo Fabrizio Ice Center Open!

Posted on January 4th, 2021 at 5:59 PM

The Flo Fabrizio Ice Center has reopened for normal activities. Public skate will resume as normal starting Friday, January 8th. Please visit the "Ice Center" tab for more information.

Flo Fabrizio Ice Center Temporarily Closed

Posted on December 11th, 2020 at 4:30 PM

In accordance to Governor Wolf's most recent order, the Flo Fabrizio Ice Center will be temporarily closed from Dec. 12, 2020 until Jan. 4, 2021. This includes all practices, tournaments, lessons, and public skates. We thank you for your patience during these uncertain times.

Closed for the Season

Posted on December 1st, 2020 at 5:07 PM

Your Erie Zoo is closed for the winter season, but plans to reopen Feb. 27, 2021. Winter office hours are by *phone only* Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 9am-4pm at (814) 864-4091. See you next season!

November Hours & Update

Posted on November 1st, 2020 at 2:58 PM

No ticket reservations will be necessary during the month of November. The Zoo will be open daily 10am-5pm with the exception of Thanksgiving Day. All concessions, Gift Shop, and rides are closed for the season. The Zoo gates will close for the season after November 30th. 

ZooBOO is #EerieStrong

Posted on October 15th, 2020 at 5:00 PM

This year we doing an extra special display for the Eerie Express train ride at ZooBOO 2020! Your Zoo teamed up with The Erie Community Foundation & local Erie nonprofits to create unique displays from around our community! Though this year has been tough, together we stand #EerieStrong! Check out all the nonprofits & their displays in the article  below!

Hour Changes in October

Posted on October 14th, 2020 at 5:26 PM

Starting October 15th we will be switching to adjusted hours to accommodate ZooBOO. 

General Admission Hours are: 
Mondays through Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursday & Fridays: 10am-3pm
Saturdays & Sundays: Closed to General Admission

ZooBOO Hours are:
Thursdays & Fridays: 4pm-9pm (last entry at 8pm)
Saturdays & Sundays: 12pm-9pm (last entry at 8pm)

Erie Zoo Welcomes Knoxville Zoo Red Panda Cub

Erie Zoo Welcomes Knoxville Zoo Red Panda Cub

Posted on September 30th, 2020 at 11:00 AM

On September 17th “Joe” joined the Erie Zoo family and became “Neo’s” new companion. Research shows that red panda cubs do best when raised together so this match was a great opportunity for continued healthy development for the two males.

Read the full Press Release below. 

ZooBoo Contest 2020

ZooBoo Contest 2020

Posted on September 18th, 2020 at 5:08 AM

ZooBOO is around the corner and we are always looking for new ways to decorate and make our Zoo a scary, but not TOO scary, place for families to enjoy. This year we need your help❗️

Remote Learning Day Camp

Remote Learning Day Camp

Posted on September 9th, 2020 at 2:10 PM

The Erie Zoo is offering up something wildly different this school year~ 15 campers a day can join us for a wild adventure in remote learning. We will provide animal themed activities and walks around your child's remote learning schedule. All remote learning is through your child's school district. Campers will need to bring their own lunch. We will provide a snack and water bottle.    We will email you a separate form to fill out for your child's specific school information. 


ZooBoo 2020 Volunteers

ZooBoo 2020 Volunteers

Posted on September 7th, 2020 at 2:54 PM

Now accepting ZooBOO 2020 volunteer applications! If you are interested in helping us with one of the biggest Halloween events in the region please apply today! Must be 14 years or older to
apply! Adults welcome! Due to the current situation, there will be modifications to our event.  Please complete the entire volunteer application and mail to P.O. Box 3268 Erie, PA 16508. If you have any questions call the Education Department at (814) 864-4091 ext. 223 or e-mail

ZooBOO Volunteer Application