Park Pal Benefits

Park Pal members are eligible to enjoy free tour programs and events prior to their membership expiration date. Explore below to enjoy membership benefits! Look for the handprint in program details!

General Visitation
Members need not pre-register for General Visitation, and entry is free! Generally offered weekends in May, September and October, and four days a week from Memorial Day through Labor Day. See the Options by Date calendar for availability (some black-out dates are possible).

Tadpole Tour
NEW in 2017! Members need not pre-register and entry is free! We welcome your “tadpoles” (infants and toddlers) to enjoy select mornings, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, when the animals are active and easier to see without the crowds that come for our guided tours. Offered select weekdays and Saturdays May through September. See the Options by Date calendar for availability.

Staff-Guided Tour
Members are asked to pre-register to help us maintain attendance numbers at appropriate levels for the comfort of guests and animals. Entry is free! Generally offered at 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays in May, September and October, and every weekday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. See the Options by Date calendar for availability (some black-out dates are possible).

Feeding Tour
Members are asked to pre-register because, effective 2017, we have set attendance at a maximum of 75 people per tour. Entry is free! Generally offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 p.m., from May through October. Members may also register additional guests, not covered under a membership, at no charge. Use promotion code found in the Members Only section of our website to register up to 12 people without pre-payment. Registrations made without the promotional code will require pre-payment, requested at time of registration. See the Options by Date calendar for availability (some black-out dates are possible).

For additional membership benefits, please refer to the Members Only section of our website.

Turkey Day

We bring Thanksgiving traditions to the animals on Turkey Day! Join keepers for an afternoon of enrichment for the residents, weather permitting. Door opens at 1:00 p.m. Last visitor entry at 3:00 p.m. See event details for prices.

Price: $0.00

Date: November 25, 2017

Animal Enrichment Day

We celebrate Christmastime with the animals by enjoying the opportunity to observe them as keepers deliver enrichment "pinatas" and other toys and treats. Proceeds help us fund winter care. Door opens at 1:00 p.m. and last visitor entry is at 3:00 p.m.

Price: $0.00

Date: December 30, 2017


IND is for an Individual Membership.
Individual level – good for one year for one person age 10+

SEN is for a Senior Membership.
No longer available. If you card is marked SEN, please call us at 260-636-7383.

CPL is for a Couple’s Membership.
Couple of Pals – good for one year for two people ages 10+

PAR is for a (single) Parent Membership.
Parent Pal – good for one year for a single parent and their children ages 3-17 years

FAM is for a Family Membership.
Family of Pals – good for one year for two adults and their children ages 3-17 years

GRN is for a Grandparents Membership.
Grandparents & Pals – good for one year for two adults and their grandchildren ages 3-17 years

If both FAM and GRN are marked on your member card
You are a VIP Sponsor Level member eligible to receive either Family or Grandparents Membership benefits, whichever is most beneficial to you.