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

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

Evening Safari for All Ages

  • Nov 8
  • 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

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

Wine Gone Wild: Grapes for Apes

  • Nov 21
  • 6:00 - 9:00pm
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Join Reid Park Zoo and KRQ for Wine Gone Wild and help the gibbons get a new home! Proceeds will be used for Reid Park Zoo’s habitat renovation for our gibbon family, Billy, Moms and Lilith. Sample a variety of wines from AJ’s Fine Foods, Aridus Wine Company,  Bear Track Bistro & Winery, Carlson Creek Vineyard,… read more

Behind the Scenes Tour for Ages 5 and Up

  • Nov 22
  • 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 – 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

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year olds – Warming Up

  • Jan 17
  • 9am-10am
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We put on a coat when it’s cold out—what do the animals do?  Let’s take a look at animals with built in coats, and discover some other ways animals stay warm. 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;… read more

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

  • Jan 31
  • 9:00am-10:30am
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This age-appropriate, 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… read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year olds – 1, 2, 3 in the Zoo

  • Feb 4
  • 9am-10am
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Practice your counting at the zoo! How many rhino can you find? How about monkeys? Zookeepers have to count every animal in the zoo every day. Let’s help them out! 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… read more

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

  • Feb 21
  • 8:30am-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 – Walk Like the Animals

  • Mar 7
  • 9am-10am
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Slither, stomp, and prance around the zoo while we explore the different ways animals move. Who has feet? Who has fins? Are they fast or slow? Get ready for some exercise while we find out what it feels like to walk like the animals. This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years.  An adult chaperone is… read more

Bear Care Workshop for Zoo Professionals

  • Apr 7
  • Apr 8
  • Apr 9
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Bear Care; Beyond Feeding and Cleaning This workshop is designed for AZA professionals who work with bears. It is not open to the general public. This workshop will be facilitated by the AZA Bear Taxon Advisory Group, and hosted by Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Arizona. The workshop will be a forum for you to share what’s working–and what’s… read more