Schedule of events for 2022

JANUARY
January 29 Draw a Junior Duck Stamp Event, 1:00-3:00 PM, grades K-12, general admission applies

FEBRUARY
February 5 Soft Snow Leopards Camp Little Tykes Ed-Venture Camp, (participants with parent/adult guardian), ages 3-4, 1:30-2:30 PM, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
February 12 Snuggly Snow Leopards Camp Animal Ed-Venture Camp ages 5-7, 1:30-4:00 PM, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
February 26-27 Mini-Winter Junior Zookeeper Camp, 1:00 – 4:00 PM each day (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

MARCH
March 5 Playful Penguins Little Tykes Ed-Venture Camp, (6-15 participants with parent/adult guardian), ages 3-4, 1:30-2:30 PM, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
March 17 Annual Member’s Meeting, 6:00-9:00 PM
March 19 Perky Penguins Camp Animal Ed-Venture Camp ages 5-7, 1:30-4:00 PM, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

APRIL
April 4 Zoo Crew Open House, ages 13-17, 6:00-7:00 PM
April 6 Zoo Crew- Safety Training (1 of 2 meetings, requirement to attend one) 6:00-7:30 PM
April 9 Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 1:00-3:00 PM, ages 0-12, admission price applies (fundraiser)
April 11 Zoo Crew- Safety Training (2 of 2 meetings, requirement to attend one) 6:00-7:30 PM
April 17 Easter (closed)
April 30 Opening Day of 61ST Season Date changed to 4/30 due to snow and inclement weather

MAY
May 2 Zoo Crew Meeting, 6:00-7:00 PM
May 3 Fourth Grade Conservation Day, 9:00-11:30 AM & 12:30-3:00 PM
May 7 Perky Prairie Dogs Camp Little Tykes Camp (6-15 participants with parent/adult guardian), ages 3-4, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
May 8 Mother’s Day – All Moms receive discounted admission and free train ride.
May 14 Playful Prairie Animals Camp Animal Ed-Venture Camp, 10:30 AM -1:00 PM, ages 5 - 7, (pre-registration required)
May 14 Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00-10:00 AM
May 21 Adult Zookeeper Camp, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM, ages 18+, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

JUNE
June 1 Open Late…
June 6 Zoo Crew Meeting, 6:00-7:00 PM
June 7 Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
June 7 Super Snakes Camp Little Tykes Camp (6-15 participants with parent/adult guardian), ages 3-4, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
June 8 Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
June 8 Zoo Crew Biofacts Talks, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
June 8 Open Late…
June 9 Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
June 9 Slithering Snakes Camp Animal Ed-Venture Camp, 10:30 AM-1:00 PM, ages 5–7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
June 11 Children’s Day – Fun & Games – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Prize Drawings at 1:00 PM
June 11 Zoo Crew Snow Cones for Conservations 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
June 13-17 Junior Zookeeper Camp 1, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
June 15 Open Late…
June 19 Father’s Day- All Dads received discounted admission and free train ride.
June 21 Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
June 21 Careful Coyotes Camp Little Tykes Camp (6-15 participants with parent/adult guardian), ages 3-4, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
June 22 Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
June 22 Zoo Crew Biofacts Talks, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
June 22 Open Late…
June 23 Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
June 23 Cute Canines Camp Animal Ed-Venture Camp, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM, ages 5 – 7, (pre-registration required)
June 24-25 Family Zoo Snooze Camp Over 1, 6:00 PM-8:00 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
June 25 Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00-10:00 AM
June 27-July 1 Junior Zookeeper Camp 2, 1:00-4:00 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

JULY
July 6 Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
July 6 Zoo Crew Biofacts Talks, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
July 6 Open Late…
July 7 Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
July 7 Likeable Lizards Camp Animal Ed-Venture 10:30 AM- 1:00 PM, ages 5 – 7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
July 9 Zoo Crew Snow Cones for Conservations 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
July 11-15 Junior Zookeeper Camp 3, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
July 11 Zoo Crew Meeting, 6:00-7:00 PM
July 13 Open Late…
July 16 Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
July 19 Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
July 19 Tremendous Turtles & Tortoises Camp Little Tykes Camp (6-15 participants with parent/adult guardian), ages 3-4, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
July 19 Annual Members Picnic, 4:00-7:00 PM
July 20 Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
July 20 Zoo Crew Biofacts Talks, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
July 20 Open Late…
July 21 Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
July 21 Terrific Turtles & Tortoises Camps Animal Ed-Venture Camp, 10:30 AM-1:00 PM, ages 5 – 7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
July 22-23 Family Zoo Snooze Camp Over 2, 6:00 PM-8:00 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
July 23 Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00-10:00 AM
July 25-29 Junior Zookeeper Camp 4, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required)
July 27 Open Late…
July 29 Tiger Conservation Day
July 30 Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00-11:00 AM

AUGUST
August 1-5 Junior Zookeeper Camp 5, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
August 1 Zoo Crew End of Season Barbeque, 6:00-7:00 PM
August 3 Open Late…
August 6 Zoo Crew Snow Cones for Conservations 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
August 10 Open Late…
August 13 Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
August 17 Open Late…
August 18 Brew at the Zoo, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

SEPTEMBER
September 10 Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
September 17 “It’s For the Animals” Wine-tasting and Silent Auction, 7:00-9:00 PM
September 25 Last Full Day of Summer Season

OCTOBER
October 1 Fall Hours Begin…open 10:00-5:00 PM Friday, Saturday, Sunday (weather permitting)
October 1 Burleigh Bison Camp Little Tykes Camp (6-15 participants with parent/adult guardian), ages 3-4, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
October 8 Brawny Bison Camp Animal Ed-Venture, 1:30-4:00 PM, ages 5-7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
October 28 Winter Hours Begin, 1:00 – 5:00
October 29 Zoo Boo! 1:00-4:00 PM admission price applies (fundraiser)

NOVEMBER
November 5 Terrific Turkeys Camp Little Tykes Camp (6-15 participants with parent/adult guardian), ages 3-4, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
November 12 Tremendous Turkeys Camp Animal Ed-Venture, 1:30-4:00 PM, ages 5-7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

DECEMBER
December 3 Story Time with Santa, 1:15 PM -1:45 PM, Pictures with Santa, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
December 4 Story Time with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM, Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm
December 10 Story Time with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM, Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm
December 11 Story Time with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM, Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm
December 17 Story Time with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM, Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm
December 18 Story Time with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM, Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm

Visit www.dakotazoo.org for additional information and schedule updates!

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