clock 10 am – 5 pm

Watermelon Day

August 5

Included with admission

We host a National Watermelon Day event every year in August to celebrate the sweet summer treat and share how our animals beat the heat!

Pop-up Opportunities: We will be feeding our animals watermelon treats occasionally during our day of celebration and we are creating some special watermelon-themed enrichment that will be placed in animal exhibits for a variety of our animals to enjoy! Check out our Insectarium and Butterfly House for watermelon enrichment, or come to any of these special watermelon sessions:

  • 10 am: Bears
  • 11 am: Farmyard
  • 1:30 pm: Farmyard
  • 2 pm: Lemurs and Radiated Tortoise
  • 3 pm: Carolina Wildlife
  • 4 pm: Bears

Want to join the fun while also helping our animals? You can donate a watermelon so our Animal Care Staff can treat our animals to watermelon all summer! There will be a donation cart set up in our admission areas for your watermelons.