Conservation Lecture Series: A Future for Cheetahs – An Evening with Dr. Laurie Marker

  • Sep 30
  • 5:30pm-7:00pm
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“A Future for Cheetahs” with Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, in partner with Cheetah Kids. Join us Tuesday, September 30th to meet Dr. Laurie Marker, one of the world’s leading experts on cheetahs, for a presentation of her journey to secure a future for the world’s… 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

Elephant Calf Breakfast & Talk

  • Oct 2
  • 7:30-9am
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This Event is Sold Out Join us for breakfast with the elephant calf on October 2, 2014 at 7:30am in Expedition Tanzania. Check in will begin at 7:15am at the Zoo’s main entrance. Enjoy a scrumptious start to your day with a delicious breakfast; then learn about the calf and her birth first-hand from the staff members who… 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
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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.

ZOOcson Takes Flight

  • Oct 17
  • 6:00 - 9:00pm
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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. Over 30 of Tucson’s favorite restaurants provide small-plate tastings… read more

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

Howl-o-Ween 2014

  • Oct 24
  • Oct 25
  • Oct 26
  • 6-8pm
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Join us October 24, 25 & 26 for fun, safe trick-or-treating at the Zoo! Enjoy costumed characters and decorations galore as you stroll through the Zoo. This is an event for all ages, with limited spooks and scares, but lots of excitement around every corner! The fun starts at 6pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights…. 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

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, Arizona Stronghold, Arizona Hops & Vines, Bear Track… 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

Bear Care Workshop for Zoo Professionals

  • Apr 7
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  • 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. This workshop will feature two full days of presentations and… read more