Mother’s Day Brunch

  • May 11
  • 8:30am-10:am; 10:30am-Noon
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Treat your mom to a special day at the Zoo!  Start off the morning with a scrumptious brunch and a Bellini for mom on our Conservation Learning Center’s deck overlooking the beautiful Mill Pond. Take a stroll through the Zoo and participate in a variety of activities such as crafts, animal encounters, and presentations.  Plus watch our animal moms… read more

Member Annual Meeting

  • May 15
  • 5:30pm
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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.  Refreshments will be served. Not a member?  Join today to be… read more

Summer Safari Friday Nights

  • May 23
  • May 30
  • Jun 6
  • Jun 13
  • Jun 20
  • Jun 27
  • Jul 4
  • Jul 11
  • 5:30pm-8:00pm
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Join the fun at Reid Park Zoo Summer Safari Friday Nights presented by Tucson Medical Center starting May 23rd.  Enjoy the Zoo and cooler evening temperatures at a series of themed nights featuring different Zoo Keeper chats, animal encounters, artifact stations, enrichment making activities, crafts, and scavenger hunts.  You can eat dinner or a snack at… read more

Golf Tournament

  • May 24
  • 7:30 AM

FORE!  The Canyon’s Crown Restaurant and Pub is holding their Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Arizona National Golf Club located at 9777 E Sabino Greens Dr.  This year’s beneficiary is The Reid Park Zoological Society.  Support will help Reid Park Zoo’s education programs, conservation efforts, habitat improvements and capital projects. Gather your friends or join one of… read more

Brew at the Zoo: Ales for Apes

  • Jun 14
  • 6:00 - 9:30pm

Join Reid Park Zoo and Craft Tucson for Brew at the Zoo presented by FreedomSmokeUSA…and help the gibbons get a home makeover! Proceeds will be used for Reid Park Zoo’s habitat renovation for our gibbon family, Billy, Moms and Lilith. Sample a wide variety of craft brews from Arizona (see below) Keep a commemorative recycled… read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year-olds – Tall Tails

  • Jun 21
  • 9-10am
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Why do so many animals have tails?  Animals use their tails for balance, to flick away bugs, even to communicate with other animals!  Well compare the tails of animals at the Zoo, and make our very own tails to wear home.  This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years.  An adult chaperone is required.  Prices… read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year-olds – Walk Like the Animals

  • Jul 20
  • 9-10am
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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… read more

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

  • Aug 12
  • 9am-10am
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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.

Young Explorers Program for 6-12 year-olds – Underdogs

  • Oct 18
  • 9:00-10:30am
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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
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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

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

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