January – December 2013

Conservation of the marbled murrelet – a bird of two worlds
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm

Conservation lecture by Gary Falxa in the zoo classroom

Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our 7th annual Zootini gala–a benefit to support the Sequoia Park Zoo. Funds raised at this 21 & over only event will go towards the new Watershed Heroes project–scheduled to break ground this summer–which will bring otter, salmon, and bald eagles to the zoo in 2014. These projects are made possible with the generous support of our community. We look forward to seeing you at Zootini!

Enjoy a high-style evening featuring:

  • Up-close & personal animal encounters with zookeeper talks
  • Live music by Lost Coast Marimbas
  • Catered dinner buffet by Uniquely Yours
  • Exciting live and silent auctions
  • Lucky You! wine pull: purchase a $10 ticket and pull out a bottle of wine worth anywhere from $5 to $150 – it’s luck of the draw.
  • Full “Monkey Bar,” hosted by Six Rivers Brewery, featuring mouth-watering zoo-themed cocktails including this year’s theme cocktail, the Regal Eagle. More traditional cocktails, as well as a wide selection of beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be on hand to satisfy every palate—wild to domestic.
  • Plus, a chance to explore the zoo in the evening hours!


Tickets will go on sale in July.

  • $60 advance tickets for Zoo Members
  • $65 for non-members
  • $75 at the door

This event is 21 & over, only. Your ticket includes dinner, souvenir martini glass, animal encounters, auctions & music.

Suggested dress is semi-formal. Dress warmly! This event is held outdoors, and Humboldt evenings can become chilly. Please visit our Event Safety page for information on transit and alternate transportation to and from Zootini.

Special thanks to all of our business donors and 2013 Event Sponsors for helping to make Zootini possible.

Free Day & International Red Panda Day
Sep 29 all-day

Bring friends and family for a free day of fun at Sequoia Park Zoo, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Pacific Gas & Electric. The zoo will also be celebrating International Red Panda Day, with Red panda-themed activities between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.. Zoo visitors can have their faces painted like a Red panda, watch the Red pandas create a unique paw-print painting, and then enter a raffle to win the painting. Keepers will also present talks on charismatic zoo residents during the day.

Arcata Chamber Mixer at the Zoo
Oct 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the Arcata Chamber Members at Sequoia Park Zoo for its monthly networking mixer. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow business owners, promote your own business, or even win a prize! Participate in the “buck-a-minute” promos, or donate a raffle item to advertise your business! Refreshments will be provided.

Boo at the Zoo
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy spooky family fun and discover the world of bats, spiders, snakes and more with exciting games and activities. Plus, animal encounters and a costume parade. Activities included with general zoo admission; members join the fun for free!

Boo at the Zoo
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

BooPosterForWebsiteOctober is here and Halloween is right around the corner. Sequoia Park Zoo will host the 16th annual Boo at the Zoo in Eureka on Saturday, October 26 from 12-4 p.m.

Learn about slimy, slithery, creepy and crawly creatures through games, crafts,and animal encounters at this frightfully delightful family event. Activities include the Snake Maze, Spider Web Toss, Skull Identification, Scavenger Hunt, Slug Slime, Face Painting, and so much more! The Madagascar hissing cockroaches, tarantulas, snakes, and other zoo critters will be out and up close for a spooktacular experience.

The animals at the Zoo also get to celebrate Halloween with their very own surprise-stuffed Jack-o-Lanterns. The Spider monkeys, gibbons, peccaries, rhea, Red pandas, barnyard residents, yaks, cavies and screamers will all get to enjoy their very own pumpkin treats at scheduled times during the event. Watching the animals feast on their treats is an experience not to be missed!

Show off your wild wear and join the Costume Parade & Contest at 2 p.m. for a chance to win great Halloween-themed prizes. Prizes will be awarded to children and adults for Most Awesome Animal, Most Spooktacular, and Most Original costume. Then treat the family to cotton candy, caramel apples, popcorn, snacks, and other twisted treats from the special Halloween menu at the Funky Monkey Café and other food stations located throughout the Zoo.

“Boo at the Zoo has become a tradition for families and it keeps getting better every year,” says Zoo Foundation Events Coordinator Hilary Lebow. “This is an event you don’t want to miss!” All games and activities are included with general zoo admission; zoo members join the fun for free and enjoy quick access to the event through a members-only line. If you’re not a member yet, this is a great month to join and enjoy the zoo for free all year long!

Check out our 2013 Event Highlights for more information about our costume parade, activities, animal enrichment schedule and places to eat during Boo at the Zoo.

We are still bringing in more fantastic volunteers for this event; if you are interested in helping with event activities email ten.o1430112984ozkra1430112984paiou1430112984qes@r1430112984eetnu1430112984lov1430112984.

Thank you 2013 Event Sponsors for helping to make Boo at the Zoo possible!

Holiday Hoorah Member Party
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In appreciation of our members’ support throughout the year, Sequoia Park Zoo will be hosting a members-only holiday party for zoo members to enjoy an afternoon of holiday eats & special treats — on us! Plus, the first 10 members through the door will receive a free gift!

Santa will make an appearance at 3:00 p.m., so be sure to bring your cameras for a photo! Also make sure to create holiday crafts using recycled materials, and don’t forget to browse our wild selection of unique and conservation-themed gifts in the zoo Gift Shop.

Not a Member? Join Today to Attend the Party!

Becoming a part of the zoo member family is easy: Simply

  • Join online
  • Call the Zoo Foundation Office at (707) 442-5649
  • Or stop by the Zoo Ticket Booth.

We hope to see you at the zoo for our kick-off to the holiday season!

Christmas Day Animal Enrichment Schedule @ Sequoia Park Zoo
Dec 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Come see our zoo residents enjoy special presents of the their own on Christmas Day! Free admission for members.

11 a.m. Gibbon

CavyforWeb12:00 p.m. Spider Monkey

12:30 p.m. Yak

1:00 p.m. Barnyard

1:30 p.m. Cavies & Screamers

2:00 p.m. Peccaries

2:30 p.m. Red pandas & Muntjac


Open Today from 10am to 5pm

Adults: $5.75

Children (3-12): $3.75

Seniors (60+): $4.75

Children under 3: Free

Zoo Members: Free


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