Vulture Celebration

  • Sep 6
  • 9-11am
Vultures

The Zoo will be celebrating International Vulture Day on Sunday, September 6th, with games and activities from 9-11am. Join us to learn why vultures are amazing, and critical to the environment! Regular Zoo admission applies, but there is no additional charge for activities, and no registration is necessary.

Rhino Fiesta with Fireball & Yebonga

  • Sep 10
  • 5:30 - 7:00 PM
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Celebrate World Rhino Day with Fireball and Yebonga, the Zoo’s charismatic rhinos. At this exclusive, after-hours reception, you’ll find out how the Zoo cares for these unique animals, and why rhinos in the wild really need our help! Enjoy appetizers and a glass of beer or wine while you chat with the Zoo’s keepers, and… read more

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

  • Sep 13
  • 9-10:30am
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Lions and Tigers and Jaguars, oh my!  We’ll 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 we’ll all… read more

Bowling for Rhinos 2015

  • Sep 13
  • 6-9pm
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The Tucson Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers will host “Bowling for Rhinos” on Sunday, September 13 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. Pre-registration… read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year-olds – What’s on the Menu?

  • Sep 17
  • 10:30-11:30am (9am is sold out)
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Leave your table manners at the door and join us to explore one of the most important animal activities: eating! A delicious hour of fun will cover unique foods that keepers give to zoo animals, and how some animals have special meal time needs. We will even watch an animal having a yummy snack. This program… read more

Teddy Bear Clinic

  • Sep 26
  • 9am-11am
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Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the Zoo for a check-up at the Teddy Bear Clinic!  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. The clinic is FREE with regular admission… read more

Photo Safari for ages 16+ – African Adventure

  • Oct 3
  • Nov 8
  • 8:30-11am
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Do you love photography and wildlife?  Join photographer Heather Bird at Reid Park Zoo for a morning of close encounters of the animal kind!  The program will begin with a 30 minute tutorial on how to get the best photos of the animals at the Zoo. Then we will journey out into the Zoo and… read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year-olds – Join the Roarchestra

  • Oct 5
  • 9am-10am
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Why are some animals so noisy?  Explore the zoo with your ears open, and discover what all those whoops, twitters and roars are for.  Then we’ll make some racket of our own.  Plenty of instruments and noisemakers will be provided for this jam session.  Parents, bring your earplugs. This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years…. read more

ZOOcson 2015

  • Oct 16
  • 6:00 - 9:00 PM
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Join us for a night of fun, food, entertainment and auctions at the 22nd 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 25 of Tucson’s favorite restaurants provide small-plate tastings… read more

Young Explorers Program for 6-12 year-olds – Hooray for Bears

  • Oct 17
  • 9-10:30am
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Bears are amazing animals! In this program, we’ll travel behind the scenes to meet some of the Zoo’s bears. Zoo Keepers will show us how they care for these bears in captivity, and we’ll discover how important our actions are to bears in the wild. This program is appropriate for ages 6-12 years.  Parents, please plan… read more

Howl-o-Ween 2015

  • Oct 23
  • Oct 24
  • Oct 25
  • 6:00 - 8:00 PM
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Join us October 23rd, 24th, & 25th 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

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year-olds – Eyes on the Side

  • Nov 1
  • 9am-10am
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Big, small, forward or side, where are an animal’s eyes?  How do an animal’s eyes help it survive in the wild? Explore the wonderful world of animal eyes at the Zoo, and look at all the animals looking at you! This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years.  An adult chaperone is required.  Prices are $10… read more

Evening Safari for All Ages

  • Nov 7
  • 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

Behind the Scenes Tour for Ages 5 and Up

  • Nov 21
  • 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 – Animal Families

  • Dec 11
  • 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

  • Jan 10
  • 8:30-11am
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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 – Bugs for Breakfast

  • Jan 16
  • 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 – Animal Closet

  • Jan 19
  • 9am-10am
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Animal coverings come in lots of patterns – stripes, spots, diamond shapes, and more!  Take a close-up look at how animals dress, and make a wild new pattern of your own. 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

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year olds – In Shape

  • Feb 11
  • 9am-10am
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Circles, squares, and triangles are everywhere!  We’ll look at the animals in a whole new way as we practice identifying basic shapes in nature. 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 may attend at no charge.

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

  • Feb 13
  • 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

  • Feb 21
  • 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

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

  • Mar 5
  • 8:30am-11am
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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 – Opposites Attract

  • Mar 13
  • 9am-10am
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Big and small, loud and quiet animals have all kinds of differences that make them unique.  Come with us to explore how it takes all types of animals to make the world go round. This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years.  An adult chaperone is required.  Prices are $10 for Zoo Member children and $16… read more