The Henry Vilas Zoo participates in a variety of wild animal conservation programs. Our Conservation Education Celebrations, which focus on helping save the wild counterparts of the animals at our zoo, are not only fun but also give you the chance to make a difference in the lives of wild animals.
Our International Polar Bear Day Celebration is held every March. Stay tuned for more info on our 2018 celebration!
Our Earth Day and Party for the Planet Celebration is held every year in April. Stay tuned for more info about our 2018 event!
Our Big Cat Conservation Day Celebration takes place in May. Stay tuned for more info on our 2018 event!
Orangutan Caring Week happens every June. Please stay tuned for info about our 2018 event!
This year's International Red Panda Day Celebration will take place on August 26th.
Schedule: 12:30-3:00pm: activity & craft tables in the Red Barn 12:30-3:00pm: merchandise table 12:30pm: red panda enrichment in the red panda outdoor exhibit 1:30pm: red panda keeper chat at the red panda outdoor exhibit 2:00pm: red panda training session at the red panda indoor exhibit
Click here for a Red Panda Day activity book courtesy of the Red Panda Network!
This year's African Penguin Awareness Day Celebration will be held on October 7th from 12:30-3pm!
Schedule: 12:30-1:00 Keeper chat at penguin exhibit 1:00-2:00 Conservation Presentation 2:00-3:00 Penguin Painting Experience ($5/person at Ed Pavilion, one lucky attendee will receive a painting) 3:00 Raffle drawing for personal penguin painting experience and penguin paintings