Since 1976. The Zoo and Museum are transformed into a festival-like environment complete with games, enflatable slides and bouncy houses, horse trail rides, giraffe encounter, live animal presentations, zookeeper talks, a variety of food, drinks and snacks, live entertainment and much more. Zoo Weekend is an annual fundraiser for the Zoo and Museum. Funds from this event go directly into the general fund allowing the Zoo to continue to grow and expand. Future projects coming aboard soon include the Zoofari Skylift, Parakeet Cove, new Alligator exhibit, Stingray Bay and Butterfly House. This weekend is also a huge membership drive for the Zoo. This is an excellent time to renew your membership or become a new one.