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2014 Special Events

All events are included with regular Zoo admission. Events will be held during Zoo operating hours and are subject to change or cancellation due to weather.  

African Celebration Black Bear with Egg

40th Anniversary Grand Celebration
March 29 & 30 

Come celebrate 40 WILD years with the grand opening of "BUGS: An Epic Adventure" and the reopening of "kidZone"! Enjoy live music, dancing, puppet parades, educational activities and much more. Don't miss this exciting weekend packed full of family fun throughout the park!

Earth Day Weekend
April 12 & 13

The zoo is having a "Party for the Planet"! Dance to African drums and explore new ways to help take care of the earth.

April 19

Celebrate the new spring season. See zoo animals hunt for treats inside decorative eggs made specially by our zoo volunteers.

Amphibian Awareness Day
April 26

Enjoy educational activities and learn about amphibian conservation efforts.

Birds & Blooms
May 10

Learn about the mission of International Migratory Bird Day as you explore bird activities around the Forest Aviary.

Save Our Snakes
May 17 & 18
Learn about native snakes and their important role in nature.

World Oceans Day
June 7

Be part of this growing global celebration and discover ways to protect the future of our oceans.

The Bear Necessities
June 14

Meet the bear keepers and enjoy educational displays and crafts. Remember to bring your Teddy Bear to the Teddy Bear Clinic for a check-up with Zoo veterinarian staff.

Great Apes
September 20 & 21

Discover the amazing lives of gorillas and chimpanzees. Learn about the zoo's world-wide conservation efforts and how you can help.

October 4

Meet the Keepers and learn about red wolf conservation.

Batology 101
October 18 & 19

Discover the good nature of bats and see a live vampire bat feeding.

BOO at the ZOO
October 25 & 26

Celebrate the magic of the season with a weekend of safe daytime Halloween fun. Enjoy trick or treat games, storytelling, live entertainment and a children's costume contest.