“Bowling for Rhinos” 2014

  • Jul 27
  • 6pm-9pm
rhino

The Tucson Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers will host “Bowling for Rhinos” on Sunday, July 27th from 6-9pm at Golden Pin Lanes. Everyone’s invited, and all the proceeds benefit rhino and cheetah conservation! Even if you don’t bowl, there are some terrific silent auction and raffle items, and it’s a fun party…. read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year-olds – Swingin’ Good Times

  • Aug 12
  • 9am-10am
gibbon

Why do the gibbons make so much noise?  And how do they swing through the branches so gracefully?  Monkeys and apes are amazing—they can do lots of things we can do, and some things we can’t!  Come meet our Zoo primates and find out what monkeys and apes are all about.  More fun than a… read more

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

  • Aug 16
  • 9:00-10:30am
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Lions and Tigers and Jaguars, oh my!  Well 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 well all… read more

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.

ZOOcson Takes Flight

  • Oct 17
  • 6:00 - 9:00pm

Join us for a night of fun, food, entertainment and auctions at the 21st 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. Dozens of Tucson’s favorite restaurants provide small-plate tastings at… read more

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

The Million for Tucson Jeep Cherokee Raffle

  • Oct 31
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The Jim Click Automotive Team is presenting a new 2014 Jeep Cherokee to the entire community…to be used as the featured prize in a raffle to raise one million dollars for non-profit Tucson organizations. With your $25 contribution (or 5 tickets for $100) you could win a 2014 Jeep Cherokee.  The best part is that… read more

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

  • Nov 7
  • 9am-10am
Little Critters 5

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
Young Explorers 13

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
Young Explorers 4

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

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

  • Dec 1
  • 9am-10am
Little Critters 8

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