Young Explorers Program for 6-12 year-olds – Crazy Cats – SOLD OUT

  • Sep 13
  • 9-10:30am
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Lions and Tigers and Jaguars, oh my!  We’ll introduce you to all the big cats in the zoo, and to the Zoo Keepers who care for them.  Check out where our cats go at night, what they eat in the zoo, and how training can help us take better care of them.  Then we’ll all… read more

Young Explorers Program for 6-12 year-olds – Hooray for Bears

  • Oct 17
  • 9-10:30am
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Bears are amazing animals! In this program, we’ll travel behind the scenes to meet some of the Zoo’s bears. Zoo Keepers will show us how they care for these bears in captivity, and we’ll discover how important our actions are to bears in the wild. This program is appropriate for ages 6-12 years.  Parents, please plan… read more

Evening Safari for All Ages

  • Nov 7
  • 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

Behind the Scenes Tour for Ages 5 and Up

  • Nov 21
  • 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

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

  • Jan 10
  • 8:30-11am
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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 – Bugs for Breakfast

  • Jan 16
  • 9am-10:30am
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Did you know that some animals were born to eat bugs?  Meet several unusual creatures close up and learn how the Zoo feeds these very specialized eaters.  We’ll help prepare some unique animal meals, including some ant-errific treats for a very special anteater! This program is appropriate for ages 6-12 years.  Parents, please plan on dropping… read more

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

  • Feb 13
  • 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

  • Feb 21
  • 9am-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

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

  • Mar 5
  • 8:30am-11am
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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