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May 19, 2016

Member Appreciation Night in 2016 took place on May 19th. Stay tuned for more information about our 2017 Member Appreciation Night! In the meantime, we hope you can join us for our members-only preview night of Zoo Lights on November 22nd 2016!

About Member Appreciation Night May 2016: Craft Night!

Once a year we hold a special night for all the wonderful members of Friends of Henry Vilas Zoo. Members are so important to keeping our community-supported zoo going strong, and Member Appreciation Night is our chance to thank you for your support by giving you a special experience at the Zoo.

Activities for the night are plentiful and fun for the whole family!

  • Meet some of our zoo's Education Animals
  • Free train & carousel rides throughout the evening
  • Free goat feeding throughout the evening
  • Make your own animal themed crafts
  • Enjoy visiting the animals free of the crowds
  • Meet & take your photo with our Henry the Lion mascot
  • Purchase food from our full Glacier Grille menu or make your own customized mac & cheese from our mac & cheese bar
  • Enter to win a Giraffe Feeding Experience (must arrive before 6:15 to enter!)

Need to renew your membership?
Renew your membership online or by calling (608)258-9490. Not sure if you're currently a member? Contact Friends of Henry Vilas Zoo at (608)258-9490 or

Number of people who can attend at each membership level: