Nature Play Days
Saturday, December 29, 2018 — Saturday, April 27, 2019
10:00 am — 1:00 pm
December 29, 2018 - It's a Celebration!
Unplug and come PLAY at the Zoo
Nature Play is a monthly play-based program that encourages families to connect with nature. Reid Park Zoo is pleased to offer Nature Play through a grant from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums with funding from the Disney Foundation and our 2018 community Nature Play Day’s sponsor, Summit Hut! Check the monthly schedule below for the upcoming themes.
Cost: FREE with Zoo admission!
Click Here to Download the AZA Nature Play Family Guide!
Thank You Nature Play Days Sponsor:
January 26, 2019 - Sounds of Nature
It’s a Celebration!
It’s the last Nature Play of the year! We have combined all the fun we’ve had playing outside this year into one big adventure with mud, sand, dirt, water, trees, and more! Celebrate the end of another year with all of the fun things nature has to offer.
When: December 29, 10:00am-1:00pm
February 23 - Green Thumb Fun
Roar into the New Year!
What does nature sound like to you? Explore the Zoo today with your ears! As you travel around the Zoo, listen for the rustling in the trees, the chirping of the birds, the hissing of the cockroaches. Then stop by our Nature Play area to make your own natural noises.
When: January 26, 2019, 10:00am-1:00pm
March 30 - The Birds and The Bees
Plant your feet firmly at the Zoo at this month’s Nature Play Day
We’re planting a garden. Practice your farming skills in our garden bed, learn about composting and vermiculture, and meet our animal ambassador cockroaches to learn about the important job they perform for our planet!
When: February 23 10:00am,-1:00pm
April 27 - Camping Adventure
Spring is on its way and you know what that means…
It’s time to learn about the birds and the bees! We’ll provide twigs, leaves, pine needles and more to practice your nest building skills, you’ll learn how to make your own binoculars, practice your pollination skills, and so much more! You’re definitely going to want to flock to the Zoo for this month’s Nature Play!
When: March 30 10:00am-1:00pm
Enjoying the great outdoors is always a fun adventure!
What are some of your favorite memories as a child? Chances are, they happened outdoors and included a lot of nature-based play. We are reconnecting families to the great outdoors through unstructured play and fun! We’ll set up tents for your family to play in while you learn some fun, outdoors nature-based activities to inspire your family to have more adventures outdoors.
When: April 27 10:00am-1:00pm