Recent Announcements from the Erie Zoo



Save the Chubby Unicorn PRE-SALE

Save the Chubby Unicorn PRE-SALE

Posted on March 29th, 2023 at 11:03 AM
They're back! PRE-ORDER your 2023 Save the Chubby Unicorns shirt or zip-up sweatshirt today and help support wild rhino conservation! 🦏

Erie Zoo Announces Two New Species to join the Zoo.

Posted on March 9th, 2023 at 6:35 PM

Erie Zoo Announces Two New Species to join the Zoo.


[Erie, PA] - On March 10th, 2023 the Erie Zoo reveals two new species to join the Hilbert Family Primate Habitat - Allen’s swamp monkeys and lesser spot-nosed guenons.

Public Skate Cancelations

Posted on February 8th, 2023 at 10:12 AM

Flo Fabrizio Ice Center -- Evening sessions for public skate on Friday, February 10th at 7pm and Saturday, February 11th at 7pm are cancelled. Afternoon skates will resume as normal on Saturday, February 11th from 12pm-2pm and Sunday, February 12th from 12pm-2pm. 

Name a Cockroach for Valentine's Day

Posted on January 24th, 2023 at 3:30 PM

Share your everlasting love (or loathing) by naming an Erie Zoo cockroach after your favorite love bug (or unwanted pest)! $10 for a digital package and $20 for a mailed packed (with a bonus rubber hitchhiker).

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Office Repairs

Posted on January 9th, 2023 at 8:00 AM

The Erie Zoo Office is currently undergoing repairs to remedy water damage that occurred over the holidays. If you are having trouble reaching staff during business hours of Monday through Friday between 9am - 4pm, please leave a message at (814) 864-4091 or email and a staff member will get back to you as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding during this time. 

Erie Zoo Welcomes New Animals

Posted on November 21st, 2022 at 11:45 AM

[ERIE, Pennsylvania] – This fall the Erie Zoo welcomes new animals to their collection.

Construction on Grounds

Posted on November 7th, 2022 at 4:11 PM

The Erie Zoo will not be charging admission on November 8th and November 9th as part of the zoo will be closed for preparation for the upcoming North American River Otter Exhibit renovation. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you enjoy your visit! 

Merski to present $250,000 check to Erie Zoo Nov. 1

Posted on November 1st, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Merski to present $250,000 check to Erie Zoo Nov. 1: Grant will fund work needed to regain accreditation

Lions, Tigers & Beers Sold Out

Posted on October 1st, 2022 at 3:53 PM

Reminder! Lions, Tigers, and Beers tickets are sold out for tonight’s event. Please be note we can only guarantee authenticity and entry with tickets bought directly from the Erie Zoo. It is highly discouraged to purchase tickets from solicitors as we cannot guarantee they are valid.

Erie Zoo mourns the passing of Amur tiger, Viktor

Erie Zoo mourns the passing of Amur tiger, Viktor

Posted on September 17th, 2022 at 10:29 AM

Erie, PA – This Saturday, September 17th, the Erie Zoo is mourning the loss of senior Amur tiger, Viktor, who passed away Saturday morning.