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

I Love Zoo!

  • Feb 14
  • 1:00 p.m.
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Join us on Sunday, February 14th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for “I Love Zoo!”, presented by Arizona Oncology. Keepers will provide animals with valentine-themed treats, and you’ll have the opportunity to make your own valentine for a furry, feathery, or scaly Zoo friend. All activities are free with regular admission. No registration is required. Thank You… read more

Zoobiquity

  • Feb 18
  • 5:30 PM
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Please join us for an inspiring presentation by award-winning author Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D. at the Fox Theatre and learn about the astonishing connection between human and animal health. This event is free to the public and sponsored by Tucson Medical Center. The University of Arizona Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program joins us in hosting this… 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

Rodeo Camp for Grades K-2 February 25 AND 26

  • Feb 25
  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Make the most of your Rodeo Break with a wild, 2-day adventure at the Zoo! 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 session is appropriate for children in… read more

Rodeo Camp for Grades 3-5 February 25 AND 26

  • Feb 25
  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Make the most of your Rodeo Break with a wild, 2-day adventure at the Zoo! 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 session is appropriate for children in… read more

Rodeo Day

  • Feb 27
  • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
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Round up some fun while exploring the Zoo, watching keepers train animals, and participating in a rodeo of games, and activities. No roping or wrestling here! But we do have hundreds of exotic animals to help celebrate Tucson’s Rodeo in Zoo style. Join us for a wild morning at the Zoo—no lasso required. Activities are… read more

“Why a Will” Workshops

  • Mar 4
  • Mar 8
  • Mar 11
  • Mar 16
  • Mar 21
  • Mar 29

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, relieves your family of the burden of trying to guess your final wishes and prevents confusion…. 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

Fit Fest 2016

  • Mar 5
  • 5:00 - 8:00 PM
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Try out a variety of fitness formats, get a wellness check, and visit health-related vendors at the Zoo’s annual Zoo Fit Fest, presented by Steps Dance & Fitness Studio, Juan Acevedo-Mora, Group Fitness Instructor & Coach, and Lupe DeLeon, Group Fitness Instructor.  Licensed and certified fitness instructors from all over the state will showcase P90X, PiYo®, Pound,… read more

Diana Madaras “Nandi” Event

  • Mar 6
  • 9:00 AM to Noon
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You are invited to a special “Nandi” event! Join renowned Tucson artist Diana Madaras in Expedition Tanzania for an unveiling of her eagerly anticipated “Nandi” painting. You’ll have the opportunity to meet Diana Madaras, as well as watch the elephants enjoy enrichment items on exhibit, and enter our Nandi coloring contest to win prizes. Elephant keepers and… 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

Behind the Scenes Tour for Ages 5 and Up

  • Mar 19
  • 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

Photo Safari for ages 16+ – Jungle Expedition

  • Mar 20
  • Apr 17
  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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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

Easter Egg Hunt 2016

  • Mar 25
  • Mar 26
  • Mar 27
  • 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

Wine Gone Wild

  • Apr 1
  • 6:00 - 8:30 PM
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Join Reid Park Zoo for Wine Gone Wild, presented by Lloyd Construction, and help contribute to a new, state-of-the-art Health Center for the Zoo’s animals. Sample a variety of wines and spirits from wineries, distributors, and distilleries, enjoy food from Taste of the Wild, and listen to the amazing sounds of Tesoro. Your ticket includes: Samples a… read more

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

  • Apr 9
  • 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 – Hooray for Bears

  • Apr 10
  • 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

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

  • Apr 17
  • 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 – Zoo Keeper in Training

  • May 7
  • 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 – Colors in the Wild

  • May 14
  • 9am-10am
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Orange tigers, pink flamingos, brown bears; animals come in a whole rainbow of colors!  We’ll search for different colors around the Zoo, and make a vibrant craft to take home. 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… read more

Summer Camp Starts June 6

  • Jun 6
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Treat your kids to the greatest summer adventure in Tucson! Reid Park Zoo offers action-packed, M-F summer day camps for kids entering grades 1-5 in the fall of 2016. Games, crafts, scavenger hunts, and opportunities to meet Zoo Keepers–and even help out Behind-the-Scenes–make this camp unlike any other. Each camp group contains just 20 kids, so there’s… read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year-olds – Giant Giraffes

  • Jul 8
  • 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…. read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year olds – Slithery and Scaly

  • Aug 10
  • 9am-10am
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Who’s that sliding along the ground?  Who skitters under leaves and bushes?  Meet some of the Zoo’s creepiest critters, and learn why they aren’t so scary once you get to know them. 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

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

  • Aug 14
  • 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 – Extraordinary Elephants

  • Aug 27
  • 9-10:30am
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They’re the biggest animals on land, so why do they need our help?  In this very special program, we’ll start with games and activities to help us better understand the challenges elephants face in the wild.  Then we’ll journey behind the scenes to learn all about how Zoo Keepers care for elephants. We will watch… read more

Young Explorers Program for 6-12 year-olds – All About Reptiles

  • Sep 3
  • 9-10:30am
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Do you think snakes are super?  That tortoises are terrific?  That lizards are lovely?  Then come join us, ‘cause we’re wild about reptiles.  You’ll get close to some of the reptiles in our collection, and learn how the Zoo cares for these interesting creatures.  This program is appropriate for ages 6-12 years.  Parents, please plan… read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year olds – 1, 2, 3 in the Zoo

  • Sep 11
  • 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

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

  • Sep 17
  • 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 – Zoo Keeper in Training

  • Oct 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

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year olds – Stripes and Spots

  • Oct 11
  • 9am-10am
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In the Zoo, there are all types of stripes, and lots of spots! Let’s look at animals who have both, and learn how they use their stripes and spots to hide themselves. We’ll also make some striped and spotted creatures to take home. This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years.  An adult chaperone is required. … read more

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

  • Nov 12
  • 9am-10am
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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. This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years.  An adult chaperone… read more

Young Explorers Program for 6-12 year-olds – What’s Cooking?

  • Nov 20
  • 9-10:30am
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Channel your inner chef today as we prepare a variety of meals for Zoo residents big and small.  We’ll talk to a Zoo Keeper about nutrition for exotic animals and even visit the Zoo’s kitchen.  Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get messy on this culinary adventure at the Zoo! This program is appropriate for… read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year olds – Warming Up

  • Dec 8
  • 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

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Raffle

  • Dec 9
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The Jim Click Automotive Team is presenting a new 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 to the Tucson community…to be used as the featured prize in their ongoing effort to raise millions of dollars for non-profit organizations in greater Tucson. With your $25 contribution (or 5 tickets for $100) you could win this amazing car. The iconic Mustang, an… read more