Recent Announcements from the Erie Zoo



Helping Our Zoo Hang On T-shirt Fundraiser

Helping Our Zoo Hang On T-shirt Fundraiser

Posted on July 6th, 2020 at 1:19 PM
To celebrate our re-opening we are going round #2 for another t-shirt fundraiser! This time featuring a caricature of our own baby orangutan "Otis" by local Erie designer Chris Schroeder!
There are 3 design options ranging in sizes from YS - 4XL. Purchasing ends July 19th so don't miss out!

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Your Erie Zoo is Re-Opening!

Posted on June 24th, 2020 at 1:47 PM

The wait is over! We are ready to welcome you back to your Erie Zoo! 

We will re-open our gates on this Friday, June 26th! From June 26th through July 2nd will be for Erie Zoo members only. Starting Friday, July 3rd we will re-open to everyone!

ALL tickets MUST be reserved in advance online. 

Reserve Tickets

Learn more about what to expect for your first visit back below:

Re-Opening Plan

GalapaZOOza 2020 Temporarily Postponed

Posted on June 9th, 2020 at 12:44 PM

Due to the current uncertainty and Erie Zoo closure caused by the Covid-19 virus, we have made the decision to temporarily postpone GalapaZOOza 2020 - The Roaring 20's. Please see more below.

Statement Addressing Orangutan Incident

Statement Addressing Orangutan Incident

Posted on June 7th, 2020 at 12:52 PM

We appreciate all the thoughts and concerns regarding the incident at the zoo last evening. As of right now, we are respecting the privacy of our staff. We can assure you that “Dasa” the orangutan was contained the entire time and was never out of her exhibit. Additionally, the keeper was at no time ever inside the exhibit with the orangutan. There will be no actions taken against “Dasa” the orangutan, and we hope for full recovery of our keeper. The situation is being fully investigated.

Please see more statements from CEO Scott Mitchell in the Go Erie article below.

GoErie Article

Summer Camp Update

Posted on June 4th, 2020 at 8:46 PM

Your Erie Zoo is having summer camps! 

However, there will be many modifications and new regulations due to Covid-19. It is our goal to keep your child and our staff as healthy and safe as possible. We ask that you please review all the new changes on our website before signing your child up for camp.

Online Gift Shop is Here!

Posted on May 18th, 2020 at 9:22 PM
We are excited to announce your Erie Zoo Gift Shop has gone virtual!

Now you can go *wild* shopping zoo merch from the comfort of your home! We even have pick up and shipping options! New items will be added regularly, so keep checking back to see what's new!
Erie Apparel Supports Emergency Fund

Erie Apparel Supports Emergency Fund

Posted on May 13th, 2020 at 12:47 PM

New Erie Apparel Erie Zoo tees are here! During the month of May, proceeds from these two tees benefit the Erie Zoo's Covid-19 Emergency Fund.

Animal Art Auction on Facebook!

Animal Art Auction on Facebook!

Posted on April 30th, 2020 at 9:58 PM

Join us every Saturday in May from 8am-8pm for our virtual Facebook Animal Art Auction Fundraiser! (All art created by Erie Zoo animals)

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Keeping Our Zoo Afloat T-shirt Fundraiser

Posted on April 24th, 2020 at 2:55 PM

Help keep your zoo afloat through our limited edition River Otter T-shirt fundraiser! Sale ends May 3rd!

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October Memberships Private Event

Posted on April 23rd, 2020 at 8:10 PM

UPDATE: Event Postponed

The rhino-themed private member event for those who purchased or renewed their memberships during October 2019 has been postponed. Please read the linke below for additional details. 

*This event is only for those who bought or renewed their memberships in October 2019*