Micke Grove Zoo

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation 14 days or more before the event = 75% refund of the total balance.

Cancellation 8-13 days before the event = 50% refund of the total balance.

Cancellation less than 8 days before the event = 0% refund of the total balance.

There are no refunds for missed events, tardiness, early self-dismissals. In the event that weather is severe enough to require cancellation of the activity as determined by zoo staff, an offer of credit towards another program will be provided.As long as you contact us 8 or more days before your activity date and space is available in the desired activity, there is no fee or penalty for transferring from one activity of the same type to another. However, we can only transfer a registration once. We are unable to make transfers within 8 days of an activity. Please call (209) 331-2138 to request a transfer.

Public and Family Programs

The Micke Grove Zoo Education Department is offering a variety of programs for toddlers, young children, and families. Explore your Micke Grove Zoo in a way you have never seen it before with the help of talented education staff!

Zoo Members receive discounted registration for most Education Programs. Programs can be booked and paid for online or by calling (209) 331-2138 Tuesday-Saturday between 8:30AM and 5:00PM.

Zoo Tots - 2 to 5 years old with an Adult
Take your toddler on a WILD adventure, learning through doing. This program is all about touching; feeling, moving & exploring. Tots are engaged through a variety of hands-on activities such as art projects; games; crafts; stories & possible live animal encounters depending on the topic.

Times: 10:00AM-11:00AM
Dates: Select Tuesdays and Wednesdays, See schedule on first page of Zoo Website
Location: Micke Grove Zoo Alice S. Hunter Education Building
Cost: $10 per pair (zoo members); $15 per pair (non-members)*. One additional participant is $6 regardless of membership.

Register through link on the front webpage or contact the Education Department at zooed@sjgov.org or call (209) 331-2138 between the hours of 8:30AM - 5:00PM.  You may pay in person, by check in the mail or online.

* Pair includes one child and one adult over 18. Zoo admission included. Infants remaining in strollers or carseat allowed for no additional cost. Parking is included (free for Zoo Members with Membership Card).

Register for one, two, three or all of the Micke Grove Zoo Tots Programs!

If you find the link below not working, please contact the Education Department directly at(209) 331-2138.


Micke Grove Zoo offers very special, award-winning birthday parties for children ages four through ten. You will meet live animals from the zoo education program, learn interesting animal facts and create an enrichment project for our zoo animals. These birthday parties are environmentally friendly and educationally fun for all. Click here for information.