Micke Grove Zoo

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Events, Fundraisers, and Birthday Parties

There is always something happening at Micke Grove Zoo, including fun special events, fundraisers, and the chance to celebrate your birthday! 

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Join us for wholesome family fun on Saturday, October 25 from 10AM-3PM! Perform at the Ogre Orchestra, meet and learn about Creepy Crawly Critters, play at the Monster Mash Up, and more!

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Zoo Lights



The Micke Grove Zoological Society invites visitors to brighten their holiday nights at the Micke Grove Zoo’s 25th Annual Zoo Lights, where sparkling lights and lighted animal silhouettes transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. A benefit for the Micke Grove Zoo Education Department, the event runs from 5PM – 8PM on Friday and Saturday December 5 and 6, 12 and 13, and 19 and 20. Zoo Lights includes games, crafts, entertainment, hay rides, treats, and a traditional Zoo Lights favorite: Santa’s Workshop.

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Birthday Parties
Micke Grove Zoo hosts award-winning birthday parties for children turning ages 4-10. Relax and enjoy your reserved birthday party in the climate-controlled Alice S. Hunter Education Building complete with beautiful bamboo flooring installed by Afford-a-Floor of Lodi. During these one of a kind birthday celebrations, your birthday party host will guide your party guests through a fun and memorable celebration in honor of your little animal! Learn about our birthday parties!