Senior Safari

  • Mar 5
  • 9:00 AM - Noon
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The 17th Annual Senior Safari Comes to Reid Park Zoo on Thursday, March 5th from 9am to 12 Noon! Admission is free for Seniors over 62 from 9:00am – 12:00pm Some of the best things in life are free, especially if you’re a Tucson Senior. Join Event Sponsor I Heart Media: KNST, Tejano 1600 and… 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

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

  • Mar 8
  • 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

Why a Will Workshops

  • Mar 10
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  • Mar 23
  • Mar 27

Don’t forget to take care of the important things in your life.  Planning for the future ensures your family, friend or favorite charities will be taken care of no matter what happens. A will helps you voice your values, alleviates your family of the burden of trying to guess your final wishes and prevents confusion…. read more

Shutterbugs Program for 6-12 year olds – March 14 AND March 21

  • Mar 14
  • Mar 21
  • 1-3pm

Photograph your WILD adventures in the Zoo one week, and create a unique scrapbook to keep with your very own photos the next. All supplies – and adventures – will be provided, including digital cameras, film developing, journals, stickers and other scrap-booking supplies.  This is a TWO-PART program that is appropriate for ages 6-12 years. … read more

Photo Safari for ages 16+ – SOLD OUT

  • Mar 21
  • 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.

Wedding Venue Open House

  • Mar 28
  • 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Join us for a Wedding Venue Tour at Reid Park Zoo! Saturday, March 28th 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Enjoy food samplings and beverages from Taste of the Wild Catering, meet wedding vendors Photo Fun Booth, Mary Kay Cosmetics and PROEM, and preview exclusive reception decor ideas. Admission is free!

Easter Egg Hunt 2015

  • Apr 3
  • Apr 4
  • Apr 5
  • 8am-9am

Bring the whole family to the Zoo for an Easter Egg Hunt! Live animal encounters, crafts and even a visit from the Easter Bunny are included in this program. All participants, adults and children, must register for this program, but there is no charge for children under 2 who are not hunting for eggs. There… read more

Bear Care Workshop for Animal Care Professionals

  • Apr 7
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  • Apr 9

Bear Care; Beyond Feeding and Cleaning This workshop is designed for individuals who care for bears professionally. It is not open to the general public. The $125 registration fee covers all three days of the conference. Registration closes March 7, 2015. This workshop will be facilitated by the AZA Bear Taxon Advisory Group, and hosted by… read more

Young Explorers program for 6-12 year-olds – Bugs for Breakfast

  • Apr 11
  • 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

Member Annual Meeting

  • Apr 16
  • 5:30pm

Join us for our Annual Member Meeting and hear about the year in review, information on upcoming activities and discussions with key Zoo and Society staff. Meet some of our education animals. All current Zoo members are invited to participate in this important annual meeting. Light food and refreshments will be served. Not a member? Join… read more

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

  • Apr 19
  • 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

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

  • Apr 25
  • 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 years olds – Giant Giraffes

  • May 2
  • 9am-10am

Look up!  Giraffes have a special way to eat, drink, and even sleep. We’ll discover how Zoo Keepers take care of these beautiful and unusual animals.  An up-close visit with the giraffes will be featured in this tribute to our tallest friends. This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years.  An adult chaperone is required.  Prices… read more

Family Flashlight Safari Overnight

  • May 16
  • 6pm-8am (on 5/17)

Have you even wondered what happens in the Zoo at night, when no one’s around?  Here’s your chance to find out!  On Saturday, May 16, the Zoo will be hosting a campout for families with kids ages 5 and up—and it’ll be a night to remember.  We’ll have the Event Garden open from 6:00-7:00 p.m…. read more