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

  • 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

Teddy Bear Clinic

  • Feb 1
  • 11am-1pm
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Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the Zoo for a check-up at the Teddy Bear Clinic!  Docents and Teen Volunteers will host stations for receiving medical histories, diagnosing maladies, and suggesting stuffed animal treatments.  They’ll also teach you how the Zoo takes great care of its animals when THEY need check-ups.  No registration is necessary. … 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

Woo at the Zoo Valentine’s Event

  • Feb 14
  • 5:00 - 7:00 PM
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“Woo” your loved one or have an enjoyable evening with friends at Reid Park Zoo on Valentine’s Day.  Enjoy delectable hors d’oeuvres, an open wine and beer bar, live music from Ronstadt Generations, and encounters with some of our demonstration animals.  Get your complimentary photo taken with Photo Fun Booth from 5-6pm. After the reception,… read more

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

  • 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

Tucson Electric Power’s Home Energizer Workshop

  • Feb 21
  • 10:30am-12:30pm
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Learn why saving energy matters, and get the tools to save energy in YOUR home, at this special workshop hosted by Tucson Electric Power at Reid Park Zoo. We’ll begin with an up-close visit to an animal behind the scenes to learn how our actions affect wildlife around the world. Then TEP staff will show… read more

Rodeo Day Camp for Grades K-2 February 26 AND February 27

  • Feb 26
  • Feb 27
  • 9:00am-4:00pm
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Not sure what to do during your rodeo break?  Gallop over to Reid Park Zoo for a wild, two-day camp!  Although we won’t ride or lasso Zoo animals, we WILL round up some fun while exploring the Zoo, going behind the scenes, and participating in a rodeo of crafts, games and activities. This camp is… read more

Rodeo Day Camp for Grades 3-5 February 26 AND February 27

  • Feb 26
  • Feb 27
  • 9:00am-4:00pm
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Not sure what to do during your rodeo break?  Gallop over to Reid Park Zoo for a wild, two-day camp!  Although we won’t ride or lasso Zoo animals, we WILL round up some fun while exploring the Zoo, going behind the scenes, and participating in a rodeo of crafts, games and activities. This camp is… read more

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

  • Feb 28
  • 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 – 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
  • 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

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

  • Mar 14
  • Mar 21
  • 1:00PM-3:00PM
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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+

  • Mar 21
  • 9-11am
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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.

Easter Egg Hunt 2015

  • Apr 3
  • Apr 4
  • Apr 5
  • 8am-9am
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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 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. The $125 registration fee covers all three days of the conference. Registration closes March 1, 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

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
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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
  • 6 pm - 8 am
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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