Independence Day Weekend Events

Palm Beach Zoo
Palm Beach Zoo
June 29, 2014
Join us this Independence Day weekend for some good ole fashion family fun! Check out the many events we have planned for this weekend! 

Friday, July 4th - Sunday, July 6th: Patriotic Wild Things Presentation & Colors of the American Flag Scavenger Hunt

Daily at Noon: All Independence Day weekend, come to the Zoo for a Patriotic Wild Things Presentation! Find out which Zoo animals are the colors of Old Glory. Learn what actions you can take to help keep America beautiful by conserving wild habitat of “amber waves of grain” and “purple mountain majesties."

Daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Children can participate in an Colors of the American Flag Scavenger Hunt by looking for red, white and blue animals around the Zoo. Every child who can tell a front gate staff member at least one animal per flag color will have their names entered into a drawing to win a red, white and blue Animal Art painting, done by one of the Zoo’s animal artists! 

Thursday, July 3rd / 6 - 10 p.m.: Off The Hookah 4th Anniversary Street Party to Benefit the PALM BEACH ZOO

Off The Hookah on Clematis Street is throwing a street party to celebrate their 4th anniversary and raise funds for the Palm Beach Zoo with two ways to party! As part of the free street party the Palm Beach Zoo will have display tables with interesting presentations where you and your kids can learn about some Zoo animals and Hawksbill turtles from 6- 7:30 pm. One of the ZooCrew members will be available for photos, too! There will also be a stage with live music and an exciting BMX bicycle exhibition and much more! Then from 7:30-10 pm, there’s a ticketed party with an open bar and free passed hors d’oeuvres.

100% of your ticket purchase goes to the Zoo and we sincerely thank Off The Hookah for their generosity! Tickets are $20.00 each; guests must be21 years and older to partake in open bar, otherwise no age restrictions apply. Tickets are only available for purchase on the Zoo's website by clicking here and must be purchased by Wednesday, July 2ndWhen you purchase your ticket, you’ll get an email link to print a unique bar code ticket that must be presented to enjoy the open bar and free passed hors d’oeuvres.

Friday, July 4th / 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Red, White & Zoo BBQ

Celebrate our nation’s independence at the Zoo with amazing animals, a fantastic fountain for cooling off, and shady pathways to walk! An All-American 4th of July BBQ offers delicious grilled food items for sale in the Interactive Play Fountain area from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Regular Zoo admission prices do not include BBQ food.

Friday, July 4th / 4:30 - 9 p.m.: Independence Day-Themed Safari Night

Keep the patriotism rolling through the evening of July 4th with Safari Nights at the Zoo! Guests can enjoy a kid-friendly DJ and dance party in the Fountain Plaza, face painting, up-close animal encounters, meet ‘n’ greets with some of the ZooCrew’s costume characters, and kids crafts in the Zoo’s Florida Pioneer House. Hot Shot Slot Cars joins Safari Nights with your chance to race and learn how you can have a track at your own party.

Admission: Adult Non-Members (13 and older) $15.95, Child Non-Members (ages 3 through 12) $9.95, Palm Beach Zoo Members and children under 3 are free. Admission includes access to the entire Zoo. Please note, as dusk approaches some animals may not be visible and some paths may be closed. 

Saturday, July 5th / 4:30 - 9:30 p.m.: Roar & Pour featuring The Surfin' Tones

Enjoy all-American beach music from The Surfin’ Tones, food, and drink service in the Zoo’s Fountain Plaza, and the party goes until 9:30 p.m. Guests can expect amazing up-close animal encounters and zookeeper talks. The Zoo will have some café tables and chairs in the Fountain Plaza during Roar & Pour, and guests are invited to bring folding lawn chairs for comfort while listening to bands.

Admission: Adult Non-Member (13 and older) $15.95, Adult Member (13 and older) $9.00, Child Non-Member (ages 3 through 12) $9.95, Child Member (ages 3 through 12) $5.00, Children under 3 are free. Admission prices start at 4:30 p.m. Food and drinks are not included in the cost of admission.


Contact Us

Palm Beach Zoo

1301 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405-3035
(561) 547-9453

Support for the Palm Beach Zoo is provided by:

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.