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2014 Schedule of Events

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Date Time Event

Feb 1

1-3pm

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

Feb 8

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

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

Feb 15

2-4:30pm

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

Feb 27

 

Dakota Zoo Annual Meeting

Mar 8

2-4:30pm

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

Mar 15-16

1-4pm each day

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

Mar 29

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)

Apr 5

2-4:30pm

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

Apr 12

1-3pm

Easter Egg Hunt (ages 2-12)

Apr 15

6-7pm

Open House for Zoo Crew (ages 14-18)

Apr 19

9-11am

Breakfast at the Zoo

Apr 20

 

Easter Sunday - CLOSED

Apr 26

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

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

Apr 26

10am-7pm

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

May 1

6-7pm

Open House for Junior Docents (ages 12-13)

May 6

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

Conservation Day

May 10

8-10am

Breakfast at the Zoo

May 10

2-4:30pm

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

May 11

10am-7pm

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

May 17

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

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

Jun 2-6

1-4pm

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

Jun 4

7-8pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jun 4

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity

Jun 7

10-noon

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jun 10

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

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

Jun 11

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity

Jun 11

7-8pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jun 12

2-4:30pm

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

Jun 14

10-noon

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jun 15

 

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

Jun 16-20

1-4pm each day

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

Jun 18

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity - Morton Mandan Public Library 'Storytime' @ 7pm

Jun 21

10am-1pm

Children's Day (fun games: 10am to 1pm; Prize Drawings @ 1pm)

Jun 21

10-1pm

Junior Docents Snow Cones and Face Painting

Jun 24

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

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

Jun 25

7-8pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jun 25

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity - Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library 'Storytime' @7pm

Jun 26

2-4:30pm

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

Jun 27-28

7pm-8am

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

Jun 28

8-10am

Breakfast at the Zoo

Jul 2

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity

Jul 8

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

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

Jul 8

4-7pm

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

Jul 9

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity

Jul 9

7-8pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jul 10

2-4:30pm

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

Jul 11-12

7pm-8am

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

Jul 12

8-10am

Breakfast at the Zoo

Jul 14-18

1-4pm each day

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

Jul 16

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity - Morton Mandan Public Library 'Storytime' @ 7pm

Jul 19

10-noon

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jul 22

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

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

Jul 23

 

Open late...Wednesday Night Activity - Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library 'Storytime' @ 7pm

Jul 23

7-8pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jul 24

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-Venture Happy Horse Hooves! (ages 5-7), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jul 26

noon-5pm

Junior Docents Snow Cones and Face Painting

Jul 28 – Aug 1

1 -4pm

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

Jul 30

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity - Shadetree Players Performance @ 7pm

Aug 2

10-noon

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Aug 5

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

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

Aug 6

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity - Morton Mandan Public Library 'Storytime' @ 7pm

Aug 6

7-8pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Aug 7

2-4:30pm

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

Aug 9

8-10am

Breakfast at the Zoo

Aug 9

noon-5pm

Junior Docents Snow Cones and Face Painting

Aug 13

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity

Aug 20

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity

Aug 22

7-9pm

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

Aug 27

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity

Sept 6

2-4:30pm

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

Sept 20

7-9pm

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

Sept 28

 

Last full day of Dakota Zoo summer season

Oct 3

1-5pm

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

Oct 4

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

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

Oct 11

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-VentureOwls Who are they! (ages 5-7), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Oct 18

9-11am

Fall Breakfast at the Zoo

Oct 18

1-4pm

Adult Zookeeper Camp

Oct 25

1-4pm

Zoo Boo!

Nov 1

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 8

2-4:30pm

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

Dec 6

9-11am

Breakfast with Santa

Dec 6

noon-2pm

Saturday with Santa