You can share in complimentary admission from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., a nod to the Zoo’s original pricing!
Then, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., in the Lobby, visitors can enjoy a birthday cupcake treat, experience several of the Zoo’s “Animal Ambassadors” up close with encounters from the Education Department, and watch engaging presentations made by Zoo Historian Ken Lee.
Take a stroll down memory lane along the Zoo’s History Wall with photos and a timeline covering the last 100 years, and commemorate the Kansas City Zootennial by purchasing a copy of Kansas City Zoo Tales – a book filled with stories and photos from the first 100 years of the Zoo (available in the Gift Shop).
On both Saturday and Sunday, December 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the holiday celebration continues at the Holiday in Tropics. Zoo guests will be greeted with a traditional Lei welcome as they meet Santa and his friends. With a Harvesters donation, Santa’s visitors will receive a free photo from the Kansas City Zoo Photo Club. (Photos are $5 each without donation.) And, children can create a penguin penny bank to support the Zoo’s “Pennies for Penguins” campaign, a fundraising effort to bring penguins to the Zoo.