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2015 Schedule of Events

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Date Time Event

Feb 7

1-3pm

Draw a Junior Duck Stamp Event (grades K-12) (general admission applies)

Feb 12

 

Dakota Zoo Annual Meeting

Feb 14

1-2pm or 2:30-3:30pm

Little Tykes Ed-Venture, Mighty Monkeys! (ages 3-4) (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Feb 21

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-Venture, Playful Primates! (ages 5-7), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Mar 7-8

1-4pm each day

Mini-Winter Junior Zookeeper Day Camp (ages 8-12) (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Mar 14

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-Venture, Busy Bunnies! (ages 5-7) (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Mar 21

1-2pm or 2:30-3:30pm

Little Tykes Ed-Venture, Bouncy Bunnies! (ages 3-4) (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Mar 28

1-3pm

Easter Egg Hunt (ages 2-12)

Apr 5

 

Easter Sunday - Zoo CLOSED

Apr 11

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-Venture, Frisky Ferrets! (ages 5-7) (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Apr 18

9-11am

Breakfast at the Zoo

Apr 25

10-11am or 11:30-12:30pm

Little Tykes Ed-Venture, Super Spotted Species! (ages 3-4) (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Apr 25

10am-7pm

Zoo's first full day of the season (weather permitting)

May 5

9-11:30am & 12:30pm-3:00pm

Conservation Day

May 9

8-10am

Breakfast at the Zoo

May 9

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-Venture, Awesome Aussie Animals! (ages 5-7) (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

May 10

10am-7pm

Mother's Day at the Zoo (all Moms receive discounted admission + free train ticket)

May 16

10-11am or 11:30-12:30pm

Little Tykes Ed-Venture, Wonderful Wallabies! (ages 3-4) (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jun 3

7-8pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jun 6

noon-5pm

Junior Docents Snow Cones and Face Painting

Jun 8-12

1-4pm

Junior Zookeeper Camp I (ages 8-12),(pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jun 10

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity

Jun 13

10am-1pm

Children's Day

Jun 13

10am-1pm

Junior Docents Snow Cones and Face Painting

Jun 16

10-11am or 11:30-12:30pm

Little Tykes Ed-VentureAncient Alligators! (ages 3-4), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jun 17

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity - Bismarck Public Library "Storytime" at 7pm

Jun 17

7-8pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jun 18

11am-noon

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jun 18

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-VentureLeaping Lizards! (ages 5-7), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jun 20

10-noon

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jun 21

 

Father's Day at the Zoo (all Dads receive discounted admission + free train ticket)

Jun 23

10-11 or 11:30-12:30pm

Little Tykes Ed-VentureNifty Noses! (ages 3-4), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jun 23

2:30pm-3:30pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jun 24

7-8pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jun 24

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity - Morton Mandan Public Library "Storytime" at 7pm

Jun 25

11am-noon

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jun 25

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-VenturePerky Prairie Animals! (ages 5-7), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jun 26-27

7pm-8am

Family Zoo Snooze Campover I, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jun 27

8-10am

Breakfast at the Zoo

Jul 1

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity

Jul 6-10

1-4pm each day

Junior Zookeeper Camp II (ages 8-12), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jul 8

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity

Jul 11

noon-5pm

Junior Docents Snow Cones and Face Painting

Jul 14

10-11 or 11:30-12:30pm

Little Tykes Ed-VentureGiddy Goats! (ages 3-4), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jul 14

4-7pm

Annual Member's Picnic Zoo closes at 3pm and reopens at 4pm for the Picnic

Jul 15

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity - Bismarck Public Library "Storytime" at 7pm

Jul 15

7-8pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jul 16

11am-noon

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jul 16

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-Venture, Playful Pigs!(ages 5-7), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jul 17-18

7pm-8am

Family Zoo Snooze Campover II, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jul 18

8-10am

Breakfast at the Zoo

Jul 20-24

1-4pm each day

Junior Zookeeper Camp III (ages 8-12), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jul 22

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity - Morton Mandan Public Library "Storytime" at 7pm

Jul 25

noon-5pm

Junior Docents Snow Cones and Face Painting

Jul 28

10-11 or 11:30-12:30pm

Little Tykes Ed-VentureTotally Turtles/Tortoises! (ages 3-4), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jul 28

2:30pm-3:30pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jul 29

 

Open late...Wednesday Night Activity

Jul 29

7-8pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jul 30

11am-noon

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jul 30

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-Venture (ages 5-7), Tremendous Turtles/Tortoises!(pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Aug 1

10am-noon

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Aug 3 – Aug 7

1 -4pm

Junior Zookeeper Camp IV (ages 8-12), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Aug 5

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity - Shadetree Players perform at 7pm

Aug 8

8-10am

Breakfast at the Zoo

Aug 8

noon-5pm

Junior Docents Snow Cones and Face Painting

Aug 11

10-11am or 11:30-12:30pm

Little Tykes Ed-VentureDelightful Deer! (ages 3-4), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Aug 11

2:30pm-3:30pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Aug 12

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity - Morton Mandan Public Library "Storytime" at 7pm

Aug 13

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-VentureCool Comfy Constrictors! (ages 5-7), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Aug 19

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity

Aug 21

7-9pm

Brew at the Zoo Zoo closes at 5pm and reopens at 6:30pm for Brew at the Zoo

Sep 12

1-4pm

Adult Zookeeper Camp

Sept 26

7-9pm

"It's For the Animals" Wine-tasting and Silent Auction - Zoo closes at 5pm reopens at 7pm for Wine-tasting

Sept 27

 

Last full day of Dakota Zoo summer season

Oct 2

1-5pm

Dakota Zoo fall/winter schedule begins (Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday --weather permitting)

Oct 3

1-2pm or 2:30-3:30pm

Little Tykes Ed-VentureSpiffy Spiders! (ages 3-4), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Oct 10

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-VentureSpooky Spiders! (ages 5-7), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Oct 17

9-11am

Fall Breakfast at the Zoo

Oct 24

1-4pm

Zoo Boo!

Nov 7

1-2pm or 2:30-3:30pm

Little Tykes Ed-Venture, Terrific Turkeys! (ages 3-4), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Nov 14

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-VentureTremendous Turkeys! (ages 5-7), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Dec 5

9-11am

Breakfast with Santa

Dec 5

1-1:30pm and 1:30-2pm

Story time with Santa - Visit and photos from 2-4pm (extra charge for photos with Santa)

Dec 6

1-1:30pm and 1:30-2pm

Story time with Santa - Visit and photos from 2-4pm (extra charge for photos with Santa)

Dec 12

1-1:30pm and 1:30-2pm

Story time with Santa - Visit and photos from 2-4pm (extra charge for photos with Santa)

Dec 13

1-1:30pm and 1:30-2pm

Story time with Santa - Visit and photos from 2-4pm (extra charge for photos with Santa)

Dec 19

1-1:30pm and 1:30-2pm

Story time with Santa - Visit and photos from 2-4pm (extra charge for photos with Santa)

Dec 20

1-1:30pm and 1:30-2pm

Story time with Santa - Visit and photos from 2-4pm (extra charge for photos with Santa)