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Pajama Jam

Thank you for joining us for our Fall Pajama Jams!

Look for registration for Spring 2022 next year!

Join us for an evening only Pajama Jam!

Explore the zoo at night, but then go home to sleep in your own bed! Join us for our Pajama Jam and see what zoo animals do after the sun goes down. Enjoy an animal encounter, story time, and a bedtime snack.

Fall 2021 Pajama Jam Schedule

Friday, September 10th – All in a Day’s Work – So much to do, so little time! Help us with some of the daily tasks zookeepers do to keep Henry Vilas Zoo running smoothly. Do you have what it takes to be a top-notch keeper? Join us and find out! 

Saturday, September 18th – Zoo Design 101 – Test out your skills in Zoo design! We’ll get some ideas on a behind the scenes tour and then use our imaginations to create your own incredible enclosure for your favorite animal. 

Friday, October 8th – Vets on Call – Paging all aspiring veterinarians! Zoo Vets always have to be on their toes to keep our animals happy and healthy. Join us as we explore the ins and outs of our Animal Health Center and learn what it takes to be a Zoo Vet!

Saturday, October, 23rd – The Night Shift – Come get in the Halloween spirit, and learn about some of the cute critters who go bump in the night! Nocturnal animals may hide in the shadows, but they’re not so spooky after all! 

Times: 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Cost: $25

This program is designed for families with children ages 4-10. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required.

Questions about Pajama Jams? 

Email the Education Department at