Shows & Activities

Weekends Only:
May 1 – May 30, 2021

Daily:
May 31 – September 6, 2021

Weekends Only:
September 11 - September 26, 2021

Spend a few minutes with a member of the Racine Zoo's Animal Care and Education staff, learning and asking questions about your favorite Zoo animals. 

 

11:30AM – Rhino Chat: Visit our Eastern black rhinoceros and learn from Zoo staff what it takes to care for an animal that weighs over a ton.

12:30PM – Creature Feature: Connect with nature face-to-face and meet one of our animal ambassadors up close!

1:30PM – Big Cat Chat: Join Zoo staff at our Cat Canyon exhibit to learn more about the Zoo’s big cats.

2PM – Wildlife Theater: Meet two live animal ambassadors in these hands-on educational programs. From Desert Dwellers to Scales and Tails, each themed program is unique and exciting!

2:30PM – Primate Chat: Visit our primates outside our Vanishing Kingdom exhibits to learn about some of the most intelligent animals in the Zoo.

3:30PM – Wildlife Theater: Meet two live animal ambassadors in these hands-on educational program. From Desert Dwellers to Scales and Tails, each themed program is unique and exciting!

4PM – Bat Chat: Learn what makes our straw-colored fruit bats incredible in the Benstead Discovery Center and find out why they gather in flocks of thousands across eastern Africa!

 

The Benstead Discovery Center is located near the Zoo entrance across from the Zootique Gift Shop. Visit with and learn about reptiles and amphibians from around the world. Plus, check out our aquarium and the bat exhibit.

 

Weekends only:
May 1 – May 30, 2021
11AM, 1PM, 3PM

Daily:
May 31 – September 6, 2021
11AM, 1PM, 3PM

Weekends Only:
September 11 - September 26, 2021
11AM, 1PM, 3PM

 

Come face-to-face with the world's tallest land animal. Feedings are supervised by Animal Care specialists who can answer questions and share information about Mac and Jabari, the Zoo’s two Masai giraffes. 
Feedings are available on a first come, first served basis and have limited availability. Tickets are just $5. Giraffe encounters are weather dependent.

 

Open Daily:
May 1 – September 6, 2021
10AM – 4:30PM

Weekends Only:
September 11 - September 26, 2021

This isn't your typical barnyard! Our immersive Barnyard Safari exhibit has plenty of hands-on animal interactions for kids and adults alike. Learn more about the various species of domestic animals from around the world including Tunis sheep, miniature pigs, Nigerian dwarf goats, llamas, and alpacas. 

 

Open Daily: 
May 27 – September 6, 2021
10AM – 4:30PM

This immersive and interactive exhibit allows guests to become a member of a flock of parakeets by entering an open-air aviary. Have the birds eat right from your hands! Purchase a seed stick for $3.

 

Modeled to resemble an actual zoo, the PlayZoo Playground features some truly exciting elements including a two-story tall structure with three slides, lots of climbing opportunities and even a miniature zip line! The PlayZoo is further subdivided so that 2 to 5-year-olds and 5 to 12-year-olds can play to their hearts' content on equipment designed specifically for their abilities. Conveniently situated in the Charles & Jennifer Johnson Land of the Giants, this feature is the perfect place for you to relax while the kids let their imaginations run wild!

 

Adjacent to Barnyard Safari, take a break and let the kids play at the Zoo’s wheelchair-friendly Robinson Crusoe Adventureland Playground.

 

Weekends Only:
April 10 - May 23, 2021
10AM – 3:45PM

September 11 - September 26, 2021
10AM – 3:30PM

Daily:
May 29 – September 6, 2021
10AM – 3:45PM

All aboard the Zoo Choo Express! This colorful miniature express train is a big hit with children and adults alike. Tickets are $3 per rider. 2 years and younger are FREE with a paid adult.