Senior Safari


June 25


9:30 a.m.
- 1:00 p.m.

June 25
Sponsored by St. Camillus

Don’t miss the last Tuesday in our series celebrating seniors with FREE admission for guests 60 and older. Enjoy fresh air and exercise as you explore the Zoo, connect with wildlife, and meet the animals! Special activities and experiences are offered, specially designed with the needs of seniors in mind.

Senior Safari will offer a day of fun and entertainment, with free admission and activities for guests age 60+ (and their caretakers) from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proof of age is required to receive free admission.


St. Camillus Senior Health Outreach: Start your day with a complimentary apple from St. Camillus. Then visit their booth to find out about senior services and meet St. Camillus personnel.
Located in the U.S. Bank Gathering Place


Entertainment sponsored by Network Health:
June 25 | Marcell Guyton – Piano Man Extraordinaire (rock, pop, R&B, classics)
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Located at Generac Zoo Terrace


Complimentary cookies, thanks to Festival Foods, are available at Generac Zoo Terrace while supplies last.


Health and Fitness Activities sponsored by UnitedHealthcare, located at the Horicon Bank Flamingo Patio:
Chair Yoga
Join in for beginner-level sessions designed to get your body ready to explore the Zoo.
10:30 a.m. / 11 a.m. / 11:30 a.m.

This popular paddle sport is the fastest-growing sport in America! It’s fun for people of all ages and will keep you moving!
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Fun Walk
At 11:30 a.m., enjoy a slow-paced walk through the grounds, led by Zoo Pride volunteers. They’ll discuss the sights and share their vast knowledge about all things Zoo.


Animal Chat: Learn about and meet one of the Zoo’s resident animal ambassadors!
10:30 a.m.
Located at Generac Zoo Terrace


Meijer Zoo Expeditions: Give your feet a rest and join us on our Expedition Shuttle! With five convenient stops around the Zoo, your favorite animals are a quick ride away! Visit the Meijer Zoo Expeditions Headquarters for more information and cost.


Dinosaur Discovery sponsored by Sendik’s Food Market: Stomp back in time to meet some of the most formidable predators from the past! Be astounded by full-size and scientifically-accurate animatronic displays — moving, breathing, spitting, and more. Touch and feel what these dinosaurs were like, as you appreciate the role of predators in the ecosystem and be inspired to conserve their modern-day counterparts.
Opens at 9:30 a.m. / $4
Located outside, behind the Small Mammals building


Animals in Action Talks: Learn about some of our most popular animals through these special presentations:
– Gorilla/Bonobo — 10:30 a.m. — Apes of Africa
– Elephants — 11:30 a.m. — Elephants in Action Pavilion
– Camels — 2:15 p.m. — Camel Habitat or Theater
– Harbor Seals — 3 p.m. — Harbor Seal Habitat


Safari Train sponsored by North Shore Bank: Relax and enjoy a ride through the Zoo on our famous miniature train.
Opens at 10 a.m. / $4 plus tax


All activities for Senior Safari are free unless otherwise noted (regular parking fees apply).

Sponsored by:

For faster entry: Members and pre-ticketed guests, park at West End (enter at 106th St).