Little Critters Workshops for Preschoolers

Little Critters

If you haven’t tried one of the Zoo’s Little Critters Workshops for preschoolers yet, it’s time!  Themed crafts, stories, walks through the Zoo, and personal visits with live demonstration animals are all included in these one-hour sessions for kids ages 2-5 years old.  Enthusiastic education staff members want to help our youngest visitors learn to… read more

Fall Featured Program: Family Flashlight Safari Overnight on Oct. 5

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Have you even wondered what happens in the Zoo at night, when no one’s around?  Here’s your chance to find out!  On Saturday, October 5, the Zoo will be hosting a campout for families with kids ages 5 and up—and it’ll be a night to remember.  We’ll have the Event Garden open from 6:00-7:00 p.m…. read more

Zoo Caper Summer Camp Registration Starts 2/19/13 at 8am!

Zoo Caper Summer Camp will open for registration at 8am on Tuesday, February 19th!  Multiple camp sessions will be available for campers entering 1st through 6th grade, with different topics and activities for each age group.  Click here for schedule and pricing information. The best part is that Zoo Members get a discount!  Buy a… read more

Howl-o-ween 2012 was a Great Success!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in Howl-o-Ween 2012!  The event served nearly 10,000 guests, and generated important funds for education programs at the Zoo.  If you couldn’t make it this year, please come visit us in 2013!   [nggallery id=59]

Teen Volunteers Complete their Training 6-2-12

Congratulations to our Teen Volunteer class of 2012! They have completed their training and are now ready to greet you in the Zoo.  Education “stations,” crafts, games, and face painting are all activities they will be hosting for Zoo guests.  Look for their green shirts and smiling faces at animal exhibits and in the Conservation… read more

Easter 2012 at Reid Park Zoo

Easter at the Zoo featured treats for kids, and treats for animals too! Want to be part of the fun next year? Watch this space in February of 2013 for information about next year’s event.  Here are some photos of our Easter Egg Hunt, and of the tigers and tamanduas receiving piñatas stuffed with their… read more

Party for the Polar Bear on Saturday, 10/22/11 at 9:00am

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 22nd at 9:00am at Reid Park Zoo’s polar bear exhibit as we bid farewell to Kobe, our female polar bear!  She is heading to Pittsburgh in November to meet her new boyfriend (bearfriend?) Koda.  On Saturday, we’ll be celebrating all things polar bear, and providing Kobe with lots of treats… read more

Teachers enjoy workshop at the Zoo on 3/20/10

Tucson teachers spent some quality time at the Zoo this weekend at a FREE hands-on workshop hosted by Zoo Education staff. The teachers took home curricula to use in their classrooms AND will bring their students to the Zoo this fall to try out some of the activities they enjoyed.  If you’re a teacher of… read more

Manzanita students help enrich Zoo animals

Second grade students from Manzanita Elementary have been busy preparing treats for the Zoo’s primates–cotton mopheads with Fruit Loops cereal tied to each string!  The mandrills, gibbons, and macaques use their handy opposable thumbs and fingers to comb through the mops and pick out the treats.  Projects like these keep students AND Zoo animals busy… read more