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Boo at the Zoo


If you are looking for halloween plans then look no further! Boo at the zoo is October 27th from 10 am to 6 pm. Tickets are on sale now! We are now accepting vendor and sponsor applications.

Labor Day Destination and New Fall Hours


If you are looking for Labor Day plans then look no further! Here at Bright’s Zoo we will be open Labor Day weekend and Labor Day for your holiday destination. Come out and join us for animal feedings, animal encounters and keeper chats!

Our hours of operation for Saturday, Sep. 1st will be 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with last entry at 4:30 p.m. Operation hours for Sunday, Sep. 2nd will be from 12-5:30 p.m. with last entry at 4:30 p.m. Labor Day we will be opening again at 9 a.m. and closing at 5:30 p.m. with last entry at 4:30 p.m.


Starting Tuesday Sep. 4th we will be switching to our fall hours:

Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry at 4 p.m.)

Sunday: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm (last entry at 4 p.m.)


Come take a walk on the wild side with us!


Gemstone and Fossil Mining SluiceMing Sluice2
New for the 2018 Season, Brights Zoo has added a mining sluice for amateur geologists, prospectors and archaelogists to enjoy! Collecting gemstones and fossils is exciting for people of all ages. There are several different mining bags to choose from, each containing unique items with a different history and unique story to tell. Check it out and start your gemstone and fossil collection. Collect them all!








Bison herd

The Zoofari ride only runs on Saturdays and Sundays. Every weekend (weather permitting) the Zoofari will take guests around the Big Barn to see our herdstock animals. The ride lasts for approximately 15 minutes and runs at 11:30 am and 2:40 pm. A ride pass is $3.00 per guest, and $2.00 per member. 

See our herd of American Bison, as well as many others.

A Reminder to Members

As we enter the new season, members should be mindful of the following:

► Zoo Member card holders must present member pass at the time of entry or admission fees will be required

► Member passes are valid for the person pictured on the card only

► Show Membership card before any purchases to receive member discount

► Zoo Member card is not valid for entry to special events requiring an event ticket like Boo at the Zoo

► Zoo membership is non-transferable, non-refundable, and revocable

► Replacement / Lost Card fee: $5


We can't wait to see you at the Zoo!

Who's New at the Zoo

We have just opened our newest exhibit, the King Vulture.

king vulture



Note: Please do not use Google Maps as your GPS service for directions to Brights Zoo. Google Maps has our location wrong. We recommend using WAZE - click Android,  iPhone, or Windows for the app. 

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