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Picnic with the Animals

Friday, June 14 | 5:30-8P

Bring your own picnic and join us for an evening full of fun. Games, activities, animal visits and after-hours access to the zoo are all included in your fee. The Coyote Café concession stand and Wild Side Gift Shop will also be open. This event is held rain or shine.

50% of the event proceeds will go to support conservation of penguins.

Come meet Bentley the Bobcat, Cosley Zoo’s mascot, during his Thursday morning strolls around the zoo!

  • Pre-registration is encouraged
  • $25 per family or group up to 5 people
  • Additional family/group members $7 each


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Bobcat photo at top of page by Edward Durbin 

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