Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year-olds – What if I were a Zoo Keeper?

  • Sep 14
  • 9am-10am
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Taking care of animals is fun, but it’s hard work too!  Today we’ll prepare a diet plate for an animal and then make our very own imaginary pet to care for. This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years.  An adult chaperone is required.  Prices are $10 for Zoo Member children and $16 for non-member… read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year-olds – Who Nose?

  • Oct 1
  • 9am-10am
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Animals use their noses to hunt for food, sniff for danger, even pick things up!  Long and short, wide and narrow, animal noses come in all shapes and sizes.  How do our noses compare?  We’ll sniff our way around the zoo and find out.  This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years.  An adult chaperone… read more

Young Explorers Program for 6-12 year-olds – Zoo Keeper in Training

  • Oct 4
  • 8:30-11:00am
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So you want to be a Zoo Keeper? Find out if you’ve got what it takes! Try your hand at a Zoo Keeper’s unique chores in one busy morning as we prepare animal meals and treats, diagnose an animal malady, and even clean a night house. Leave your best clothes at home and come prepared… read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year-olds – ABC in the Zoo

  • Oct 11
  • 9am-10am
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Anteater, Bear, and Capybara–when it comes to animals in the alphabet, we’ve got them all (except maybe X).  Practice basic alphabet sounds inspired by animals in the Zoo, and make an alphabet craft to take home. This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years.  An adult chaperone is required.  Prices are $10 for Zoo Member… read more

Photo Safari for ages 16+

  • Oct 11
  • 9-11am
Photo Safari

Do you love photography and wildlife?  Join photographer Heather Bird at Reid Park Zoo for close encounters of the animal kind!  Zoo staff will make special arrangements for unique photo opportunities of our animal residents.  Please bring your own camera for this program and we’ll provide the rest.

Young Explorers Program for 6-12 year-olds – Underdogs

  • Oct 18
  • 9:00-10:30am
capybara

Everybody loves lions, tigers, and bears, but who’s rooting for the anteater, capybara, and tortoise?  Today, we are!!  Get to know some of the less common Zoo residents and find out why they’re just as important as their flashier friends.  Parents, please plan on dropping your child off for this program.   Prices are $15 for… read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year-olds – Animal Families

  • Nov 7
  • 9am-10am
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Tigers have mommies and daddies just like we do!  So do bears, giraffes, and even birds.  We’ll visit some animals who stay in family groups and some who like to explore on their own.  Bring your own family to the zoo and see how you compare. This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years.  An… read more

Evening Safari for All Ages

  • Nov 8
  • 6-9pm
evening safari

Join us for a unique and memorable evening experience at the Zoo! What do the animals do when no one’s around? You’ll find out as we explore the Zoo by flashlight, search for clues on a scavenger hunt, and meet some animals close-up! The Zoo will provide flashlights and snacks–all you need to bring is your sense of… read more

Young Explorers Program for 6-12 year-olds – Zoo Keeper in Training

  • Nov 8
  • 8:30-11:00am
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So you want to be a Zoo Keeper? Find out if you’ve got what it takes! Try your hand at a Zoo Keeper’s unique chores in one busy morning as we prepare animal meals and treats, diagnose an animal malady, and even clean a night house. Leave your best clothes at home and come prepared… read more

Young Explorers Program for 6-12 year-olds – Dr. Zoo

  • Nov 16
  • 9:00-10:30am
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This hands-on workshop explores the methods Zoo vets use to take care of exotic animals, and even gives participants the opportunity to do their very own Zoo vet lab experiments.  This program is appropriate for ages 6-12 years.  Parents, please plan on dropping your child off for this program.   Prices are $15 for Zoo Member… read more

Behind the Scenes Tour for Ages 5 and Up

  • Nov 22
  • 9-10am
brush rhino behind the scenes

Journey behind the scenes at Reid Park Zoo and discover the rewards and challenges of caring for over 300 exotic animals every day.  You’ll visit the Zoo kitchen and an animal night house, and even get to meet an animal up close! This tour will give you a whole new perspective on what it takes to… read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year-olds – Happy Feet

  • Dec 1
  • 9am-10am
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Paws, claws, and hooves—animals have many different types of feet to help them move around.  We’ll check out some of our favorite Zoo feet, and even meet an animal with NO feet.  Walk on into the Zoo with your own feet and see how you compare. This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years.  An… read more