FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — With the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo opening Saturday for its 59th season, the zoo gave those with membership packages a sneak peek earlier in the week at some of the newest attractions.

Among the new attractions coming to the zoo include a new evening event called “Rock and Roar,” a new chicken feeding exhibit, and upgrades to the tiger habitat in Tiger Forest.

“When they look into the tiger habitat, they will notice a larger water feature, larger logs — more appropriately sized — [and] some level of clearance so that the tigers themselves will be more visually accessible to our guests,” said zoo curator Stacy Rhody.

Opening day itself will feature a plethora of activities and festivities, including a DJ and beverages.

A local children’s choir will also be present to sing the national anthem, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony will officially open the zoo at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.

“We can’t wait for guests to come out and celebrate spring at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo,” said Executive Director Rick Schuiteman.

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo also said that construction of Red Panda Ridge is wrapping up and is currently set to open on Memorial Day weekend,