Recent Announcements from the Erie Zoo



Hour Changes in October

Posted on October 14th, 2020 at 1:26 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 7:00 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 1:08 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 10:10 AM

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 10:54 AM

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

Thank you GalapaZOOza 2020 Donors!

Posted on September 1st, 2020 at 12:00 PM

We would like to take a moment to give a BIG thank you to all the GalpaZOOza 2020 sponsors and ticket holders who generously donated their funding back to the Zoo after we had to make the difficult decision to cancel GalapaZOOza 2020 due to COVID-19. All funds supported the Erie Zoo’s Emergency Fund and continued recovery from the COVID-19 impact.

See full list of donors through link below.

We're Hiring!

Posted on August 27th, 2020 at 1:57 PM

We're Hiring!

The Flo Fabrizio Ice Center (owned by the Erie Zoo) is looking for a part-time Zamboni driver. Must be 18 years or older with a valid drivers license. Hours will include evenings and weekends.

The Erie Zoo is hiring part-time concession staff. Must be available on weekends. 

Just added: Full-time Maintenance position with the Erie Zoo & Flo Fabrizio Ice Center.

Please print, fill out, and return an application to the Erie Zoo Hiring Manager, PO Box 3268, Erie, PA 16508

Erie Zoo Job Application

Save the Chubby Unicorn Shirts Are Back Again

Save the Chubby Unicorn Shirts Are Back Again

Posted on August 10th, 2020 at 9:06 AM

Save the Chubby Unicorn shirts are back! This time we have two designs available! Pre-orders will take place until August 31st and support rhino conservation.  

Pre-Order Your Shirt

Quilt For Conservation

Quilt For Conservation

Posted on August 1st, 2020 at 1:22 PM

Despite the struggles the Erie Zoo has faced as a consequence of Covid-19, it is still our mission to better the world through conservation of endangered species.  All proceeds from this raffle will be divided equally and support SANCCOB (African Black-Footed Penguins) and the Lion Recovery Fund (African lions) conservation efforts. We hope you will join us in supporting these incredible organizations with an entry (or more!) to win this special quilt! Winner will be drawn on September 1st.

Enter to Win

Members Appreciation Week

Posted on July 27th, 2020 at 1:26 PM

We are hosting an extra special Members Appreciation Week August 10th through 16th! So all you Erie Zoo members make sure to check out the perks and reserve your tickets today!
Please note, the Zoo will still remain open to everyone during this time with the exception of the extended Members Only hours.

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