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Washington Park Zoo Hosting Annual Halloween Event

Washington Park Zoo Hosting Annual Halloween Event

MICHIGAN CITY | Scared that you don’t have any plans for Halloween this year? Fly your broomstick on down to the Washington Park Zoo on Saturday, Oct. 25 and spend a kid-friendly, merry and not-so-scary afternoon or evening with the animals.

September 15, 2014 6:06 pm

Marina manager turns 'gator wrangler' in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Jacob Bensz thought he might be the target of a practical joke when someone asked him to round up a stray alligator at work Tuesday morning.

August 20, 2014 6:30 pm

Zoo-B-Que fundraiser set for Saturday at Washington Park

MICHIGAN CITY | The Washington Park Zoo will host its annual Zoo-B-Que fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the zoo.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
Washington Park Zoo to host Brew at the Zoo June 14

Washington Park Zoo to host Brew at the Zoo June 14

MICHIGAN CITY | The Washington Park Zoological Society announces the 3rd annual Brew at the Zoo, from 6-9 p.m. on June 14 at the Washington Park Zoo, 115 Lake Shore Dr., Michigan City.

June 04, 2014 11:18 am Photos

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Tiger tales: Michigan City zoo shows off white tiger cubs

Tiger tales: Michigan City zoo shows off white tiger cubs

MICHIGAN CITY | The Michigan City zoo is showing its white tiger cubs born less than two weeks ago to its female tiger.

May 26, 2014 6:30 pm Video Photos

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Washington Park Zoo seeks volunteer educators

MICHIGAN CITY | The Washington Park Zoo is seeking dedicated volunteers for the 2014 season. All of our volunteers are passionate about the Washington Park Zoo and its animals.

December 06, 2013 1:04 pm
Boo at the Zoo adds session to Halloween event Oct. 26

Boo at the Zoo adds session to Halloween event Oct. 26

MICHIGAN CITY  | Washington Park Zoo has made some minor changes to this year's Boo at the Zoo event on Oct. 26. Instead of us having just one session, there is an earlier session starting at 1 p.m.

September 19, 2013 4:39 pm
Area zoos, parks, libraries find a friend in nonprofit groups

Area zoos, parks, libraries find a friend in nonprofit groups

Selection of the right name wasn't a stretch when Hobart residents in 2009 formed a group to preserve and improve a city-owned park.

September 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Ryan’s Irish Pub to host fundraiser for Zoo

Ryan’s Irish Pub to host fundraiser for Zoo

MICHIGAN | Join us on Saturday, August 24 at Ryan’s Irish Pub, 401 Franklin St. for a fundraiser breakfast to help the Washington Park Zoo raise funds to buy a simulated milking cow! The breakfast will be from 8 to 11 a.m.

August 21, 2013 12:20 pm
Zoo to visit LaPorte County Historical Society Museum Saturday

Zoo to visit LaPorte County Historical Society Museum Saturday

LAPORTE | The next best thing to visiting the Washington Park Zoo is to visit the La Porte County Historical Society Museum on Saturday August 24th starting at 1P.M. That’s when the Zoo will be visiting La Porte!

August 19, 2013 5:49 pm Photos

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ZOOFARI event offers chance to explore zoo

ZOOFARI event offers chance to explore zoo

MICHIGAN CITY | ZOOFARI is Washington Park Zoo’s wild night of family fun!

July 09, 2013 7:31 pm
Birthday party celebrates zoo’s 85 years

Birthday party celebrates zoo’s 85 years

MICHIGAN CITY | The Washington Park Zoo is celebrating 85 years with a birthday party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the zoo, 115 Lake Shore Dr.

May 23, 2013 4:26 pm
Zoo celebrates first Patagonian cavy pup

Zoo celebrates first Patagonian cavy pup

MICHIGAN CITY | On Saturday, Washington Park Zoo staff welcomed its first Patagonian cavy, also known as a Mara born at the zoo. Closely related to guinea pigs, chinchillas, degus and capybaras, the Patagonian cavy are the world’s second-largest rodent, reaching heights of about 18 inches. T…

April 09, 2013 4:31 pm
Washington Park Zoo's old greenhouse may be demolished

Washington Park Zoo's old greenhouse may be demolished

MICHIGAN CITY | Monkey Island and other features at Washington Park Zoo were built to help create jobs during the Great Depression.

March 30, 2013 12:00 am

Washington Park Zoo to host Community Market Day Sale in celebration of Earth Day

MICHIGAN CITY | It's true what they say, "one man's trash is another's treasure" so let’s reuse, renew and recycle your gently-used, unwanted goods and turn them into someone else's treasure! On April 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Zoo crew is teaming up with the Zoo society to organize a co…

March 15, 2013 5:18 pm
Zoo new logo contest launches March 1

Zoo new logo contest launches March 1

MICHIGAN CITY | As a kick-off for its 85th anniversary celebration, the Washington Park Zoo is inviting members of the community to help design the zoo’s new logo.

February 21, 2013 1:07 pm
Zoo celebrates animal family additions

Zoo celebrates animal family additions

MICHIGAN CITY | The Washington Park Zoo is welcoming new additions to its animal families!

January 30, 2013 11:40 am
Michigan City Uptown Arts District for Halloween

Michigan City Uptown Arts District for Halloween

In downtown Michigan City on Saturday the Uptown Arts District hosts Trick or Treat from 6:30-to-8:30 p.m.

October 25, 2012 11:07 am
Washington Park Zoo Hosting Annual Halloween Event Oct. 27

Washington Park Zoo Hosting Annual Halloween Event Oct. 27

MICHIGAN CITY | Scared that you don’t have any plans for Halloween this year? Fly your broomstick on down to the Washington Park Zoo on Saturday, October 27 and spend a kid-friendly, merry, not scary evening with the animals.

October 16, 2012 11:26 pm
SJE first graders take field trip to Washington Park Zoo and Dunes

SJE first graders take field trip to Washington Park Zoo and Dunes

ST. JOHN | St. John the Evangelist First Graders have been learning about plants and animals as well as the different types of habitats in which they live. The students learned about these topics through classroom readings, engaging labs, and group projects.

May 29, 2012 11:43 am
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