December 2015 Special Events Announced for Palm Beach Zoo

The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing the following special events and promotions for the month of December 2015:

Breakfast with Santa: December 13, 19 & 20, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

This year’s program is bigger & better than ever before featuring: hot breakfast buffet with outdoor dining in the Fountain Plaza, meet 'n' greets and photo opportunities with Santa & Mrs. Claus, up-close animal encounters with photo opportunities, face painting, craft stations, complimentary rides on the Wildlife Carousel, take away gifts for all children in attendance, and holiday music provided by Be the Show Productions' Noisy Neighbors DJs. Pre-registration is required. Register early, space is limited - this event will sell-out. For a downloadable registration form or to register online, visit

Noon Year’s Eve: December 31, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

It’s an unforgettable way to ring in the New Year – with your furry, feathered and scaly friends at Palm Beach Zoo! Join us for our children's dance party in the Fountain Plaza where they can get their faces painted and make their very own noise maker and party hat at our eco-craft stations!  Don’t miss out on the festivities! Join us in the Fountain Plaza leading up to 12 noon as we celebrate the New Year with an apple juice toast and “ball” drop fit for children of all ages! This event is included with normal zoo admission.

Sensory Safari Toddler Workshop: December 2, 10 to 11 a.m. & December 5, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Do you smell with your tongue or taste with your feet? Compare how you use your five senses with the way animals do! Age-specific crafts and activities are designed to excite and intrigue your child. Workshops include up-close animal encounters, stories, song or game, crafts, and admission to the zoo. Workshops for 3 and 4 year olds include a snack. One adult is required to attend the program with children. Pre-registration is required. Visit for more information.

Story Time at the Zoo: December 12 & 26, 10:30 a.m.

This popular event will take place at the Zoo’s Conservation Depot by the Safari Train and the Wildlife Carousel. Story Time at the Zoo is geared towards encouraging children to connect with wildlife through reading, and it is included in the cost of Zoo admission.                                                                                          

Save the Panther 5K: January 9, 2016, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Registration is now open for the 3rd annual Save the Panther 5k on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 7:30 a.m.  The first 500 runners registered get a free t-shirt.  “Gift Registration” makes a great holiday gift for the runner in your life!  Register early because the price goes up in late November and again in late December, or save some major cash and register for all three 2016 runs in the Big Cat Race Series. Click here for more information:

Palm Beach Zoo Holiday Gift Guide: Give a WILD holiday gift!

It’s the most wonderful time of year and you’re in luck! The Zoo has some amazing offerings for everyone on your list. With each purchase, not only will you be giving an amazing gift, but you will be helping our conservation mission!

  • Annual Memberships: Give a gift that creates memories all year long – give the gift of an annual Zoo membership! Enjoy our beautiful, 23-acre tropical park full of WILD things! With a Zoo Membership, you can visit as many times as you would like for an entire year – now that’s a great investment! Click here for more information:
  • Animal Adoptions: The Palm Beach Zoo's "Zoo Parent Adoption" Animal Sponsorship Program is a great way to add a furry, feathered, or scaly friend to your family!  When you sponsor an animal, your gift goes directly to help support the care and feeding of our animal collection.  Zoo Parent Adoption Packages begin at just $25 and include an 8" x 10" color photograph of your chosen animal, Personalized Certificate of Sponsorship, and a subscription to the Palm Beach Zoo’s monthly e-newsletters.  All animals in the Zoo's collection are available for sponsorship. Take home your wild child today! To order, please visit
  • Animal Art: Unique works of arts created by our resident “animal artists,” with a little help from their zookeepers. Each painting is wrapped in a plastic sleeve with a photo of the animal artist enclosed. All proceeds from the sales of Animal Art support Zoo conservation and enrichment programs, as well as wildlife care operations. Click here for more information -
  • Animal Experiences: It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience with some of the world’s coolest animals! There are a range of animal encounters available here at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. To book your visit click here -

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