Summer Safari Nights

  • Jul 10
  • 6:00 - 8:00 PM
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Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Nights, presented by Tucson Medical Center, are back with more entertainment and activity options than ever!  Enjoy the Zoo each Friday during cooler evening temperatures with the added benefits of live music, family-friendly animal features, special dining options, and even gift shop discounts! Bring a blanket and purchase your dinner or… read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year-olds – Colors in the Wild

  • Aug 11
  • 9am-10am
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Orange tigers, pink flamingos, brown bears; animals come in a whole rainbow of colors!  We’ll search for different colors around the Zoo, and make a vibrant craft to take home. 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 children; chaperones may… read more

Young Explorers Program for 6-12 year-olds – Extraordinary Elephants – SOLD OUT

  • Aug 15
  • 9-10:30am
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They’re the biggest animals on land, so why do they need our help?  In this very special program, we’ll start with games and activities to help us better understand the challenges elephants face in the wild.  Then we’ll journey behind the scenes to learn all about how Zoo Keepers care for elephants. We will watch… read more

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

  • Aug 16
  • 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

Nandi’s First Birthday Party

  • Aug 20
  • 7:00 AM
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Be the first to wish Nandi Happy Birthday on August 20th at 7am in Expedition Tanzania. Check in will begin at 7am at the Zoo’s main entrance. Enjoy a scrumptious start to your day with a delicious breakfast. See Nandi charge out of the barn to her birthday extravaganza.  She will have the opportunity to work with her… read more

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

  • 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

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year-olds – What’s on the Menu?

  • Sep 17
  • 9am-10am
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Leave your table manners at the door and join us to explore one of the most important animal activities: eating! A delicious hour of fun will cover unique foods that keepers give to zoo animals, and how some animals have special meal time needs. We will even watch an animal having a yummy snack. This program… read more

Photo Safari for ages 16+ – African Adventure

  • Oct 3
  • Nov 8
  • 8:30-11am
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Do you love photography and wildlife?  Join photographer Heather Bird at Reid Park Zoo for a morning of close encounters of the animal kind!  The program will begin with a 30 minute tutorial on how to get the best photos of the animals at the Zoo. Then we will journey out into the Zoo and… read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year-olds – Join the Roarchestra

  • Oct 5
  • 9am-10am
Fan Photo Debbie Angel 1-5-15

Why are some animals so noisy?  Explore the zoo with your ears open, and discover what all those whoops, twitters and roars are for.  Then we’ll make some racket of our own.  Plenty of instruments and noisemakers will be provided for this jam session.  Parents, bring your earplugs. This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years…. read more

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

  • Oct 11
  • 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

ZOOcson 2015

  • Oct 16
  • 6:00 - 9:00 PM
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Join us for a night of fun, food, entertainment and auctions at the 22nd annual ZOOcson, presented by Casino Del Sol Resort! Over 800 attendees will take part in this fundraising event which directly benefits Reid Park Zoo, its exhibits, education programs, conservation efforts and capital projects. Over 25 of Tucson’s favorite restaurants provide small-plate tastings… 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

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year-olds – Eyes on the Side

  • Nov 1
  • 9am-10am
Bob Pelham 2-4-15

Big, small, forward or side, where are an animal’s eyes?  How do an animal’s eyes help it survive in the wild? Explore the wonderful world of animal eyes at the Zoo, and look at all the animals looking at you! This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years.  An adult chaperone is required.  Prices are $10… read more

Evening Safari for All Ages

  • Nov 7
  • 6-9pm
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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
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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 – Animal Families

  • Dec 11
  • 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