Centennial Celebration - July 5

Wednesday, July 5, 2023  |  10AM – 10PM

Join us in celebrating Racine Zoo's 100th anniversary! From morning 'til night, this special occasion will be filled to the brim with fun activities for all ages!


  • Ice cream social
  • Animal chats
  • Live music by Blackwater Band and J. Ryan Trio
  • Face painting
  • Live entertainment (magician & stilt walking)
  • Crafts & games
  • Bounce houses
  • Zoo Choo train rides ($3/person, 2 years & younger: free with paid adult)
  • Food & drinks available for purchase
  • PLUS! an exciting grand finale at 9pm!

& more!



Online: General Admission: $9/person through 11:45pm Tuesday, July 4, 2023 Young Child Admission (for ages 2 years and younger): Free

At the Door: Adults: $11/person Seniors: $10/person Children (ages 3 - 15): $9/person Military (with ID): $5/person Young Children (ages 2 years and younger): Free Zoo Members: Free

Zoo Members MUST RSVP no later than Monday, June 26 at 11:59pm. Must be a member in good standing.

**Please be sure to include member name and contact information, type of membership, how many adults and children are attending (including 2 and younger), and the ages of each child.

Email: rsvp@racinezoo.org


Call: Membership Manager, Joanne Dean, at 262.636.9274.


Please Note:

  • LAST ENTRY IS AT 8:30PM on Wednesday, July 5
  • Only purchase tickets through the Racine Zoo website, in person at the Zoo, or through Bold Type Tickets. All other places tickets may be sold are a scam.
  • Proceeds benefit the animals and programs of the Racine Zoo.


Not a Zoo member? Learn about our membership options. Join today!

Businesses/organizations welcome! Sign up here for a Business Booth! Great for advertising and connecting with the community!

Print your tickets at home or we can scan your tickets directly off your smartphone at the entrance!

Schedule of Activities

Ice Cream Social
10am – 8pm


Animal Chats

Wildlife Theater
11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm

Giraffe Exhibit

Rhino Exhibit

Zebra Exhibit

Penguin Exhibit


Live Music & Speeches in Amphitheater

Kick-Off Speech & National Anthem

Blackwater Band
12pm – 2pm, 3pm – 5pm


J. Ryan Trio
6:30pm – 9pm


Face Painting

Near Penguin Exhibit
10am – 2pm, 3:30pm – 5:30pm


Live Entertainment in Bear Backyard

Magician John's Magic Show
10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm

Magician John's Stilt Walking
11:30am, 3:30pm, 5:30pm


Zoo Choo Train Rides

10am – dusk


Bounce Houses

10am – dusk


Grand Finale