Here's what you can expect as Binder Park Zoo opens for it's 42nd season on Thursday, April 13th.  

One of the most exciting things about going to Binder Park Zoo this season will be the unveiling of the African Lion and African Painted Dog exhibits.  But maybe the coolest thing cookin' this summer will be the special programs for kids.  According to,

A variety of zoo camps are unique opportunities that offer the “wow” factor where kids can get up close and personal with the wildlife at the zoo.  “Zoo camps are a powerful way to connect kids to nature and provide the inspiration to cherish and conserve it on a level they can understand.” states Amy Wesner, Binder Park Zoo Educator.  “Our zoo camp programs are creatively designed for kids from 2 to 17 years of age.” Registration is available at

My family will be going there for the Red Panda.  Have you seen this little guy?

Binder Park Zoo

...or maybe feeding the giraffes.

Binder Park Zoo

What's your favorite thing about going to Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek, MI?  Let us know in the comments below.