The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum hosts four fundraisers per year. These various fundraisers aid in the collection of funds to aid in the improvement and expansion of the Zoo. Fundraisers in the past of have allowed to the Zoo to add such attractions as:
- African Elephant exhibit,
- North America River Otter aquatic display and boardwalk,
- American Alligator habitat,
- Parakeet Cove,
- Zoofari Skylift Ride Adventure,
- and Stingray Bay, our newest addition.
Zoo Weekend - Spring event
Held in the Spring of the year, the Zoo has been presenting this annual fundraiser for over 40+ years. The Zoo is converted into a carnival-like environment with live entertainment, games, rides, concessions, and animals from around the world. Everyone can enjoy the many activities, fantastic food, and have fun together at an affordable price.It is also an excellent opportunity to take advantage of discounted memberships. Members receive FREE admission to the event. Game tickets, ride tickets, and animal encounter tickets are an additional fee. These tickets can be purchased in kiosks located throughout the Zoo.
Zoobilation - end of Summer event
This end of Summer evening event is held in September and hosted by the Montgomery Area Zoological Society, the fundraising arm of the Zoo. This adult-only annual fundraiser is one of the must-attend regional social events of the season. Enjoy an evening of luxury dinning, live music, dancing under the stars, and try your luck out with the digital auctions. All proceeds are contributed to the Zoo’s special projects fund. Past Zoobilations have built the African elephant exhibit, the North American River Otter habitat, the Alligator exhibit, the Zoofari Skylift Adventure ride, and Stingray Bay, our newest exhibit addition.
ZooBoo - Halloween themed event
It’s freaky. It’s ghostly, wild and fun! The Montgomery Zoo presents a safe alternative to Halloween. Held during October, ZooBoo provides guests with a fun-filled evening of games, treats, costumed characters, animal presentations, and the traditional horror of a haunted hay ride. Or for the little ones or the faint of heart, the Pumpkin Pull (traditional fall festive hay ride) is a great alternative. Montgomery Zoo members receive a 50% discount on admission. Admission includes one hay ride ticket and a sheet of game tickets. Additional game and ride tickets can be purchased.
Christmas Lights Festival - Winter event
The Montgomery Zoo’s Christmas Lights Festival is a holiday and family tradition embedded deep into the River Region community. The holiday event provides guests the opportunity to leisurely stroll about the Zoo gazing at the thousands of seasonal, sparkling lights illuminating the Montgomery Zoo annually. Shapes of animals, Christmas themes, and music fill the Zoo with awe and wonder. Climb aboard the Winterland Express for a brisk train ride or see the Zoo from atop on the Zoofari Skylift Adventure Ride to delight the soul and eyes with visions of the wonderful holiday season. Enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts, food, gifts, and pictures with Santa nightly (Santa's last night at the Zoo is December 23). Christmas Lights Festival is open both Christmas Eve and Christmas Night.
If you would like to learn more about fundraising or you have questions please Contact Us.