Schedule of Events for 2024

 

              

                   JANUARY 2024

                   January 1 New Year’s Day Zoo Closed

 

FEBRUARY

February 3 Sneaky Snow Leopards Camp 1:00-2:30 PM Animal Ed-Ventures ages 5-7, (registration required at least 7 days in advance)

February 3 Sneaky Snow Leopards Camp 3:00-4:30 PM Little Tykes Ed-Ventures ages 3-4, participants with parent/adult guardian, (registration required at least 7 days in advance)

February 22 Annual Members’ Meeting Municipal Country Club, 930 N. Griffin Street, 6:30-9:00 PM

 

MARCH

March 9 Fantastic Farm Animals Camp 1:00-2:30 PM Animal Ed-Ventures ages 5-7, (registration required at least 7 days in advance)

March 9 Fantastic Farm Animals Camp 3:00-4:30 PM Little Tykes Ed-Ventures ages 3-4, participants with parent/adult guardian, (registration required at least 7 days in advance)

March 16 Family Zookeeper Camp 1:00-4:30 PM Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and any children ages 5-18

March 23 Easter Egg Hunt 1:00-3:00 PM, ages 0-12

March 31 Easter Sunday Zoo Closed

 

APRIL

April 3 Zoo Crew Open House, ages 13-17, 6:00-7:00

April 20 Family Zookeeper Camp 1:00-4:30 PM Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and any children ages 5-18

April 27 Frog Watch Training, 1:00-3:00 PM, all ages welcome

April 27 Opening Day of 63rd Season, Open Daily 10:00 AM-6:00 PM, weather permitting

 

MAY

May 4 Happy Horses Camp 1:00-2:30 PM Animal Ed-Ventures ages 5-7, (registration required at least 7 days in advance)

May 4 Happy Horses Camp 3:00-4:30 PM Little Tykes Ed-Ventures ages 3-4, participants with parent/adult guardian, (registration required at least 7 days in advance)

May 7 Fourth Grade Conservation Day 9:00-11:30 AM and 12:30-3:00 PM

May 8 Preschool Early Open Hours Zoo opens at 9:00am for Preschool School Groups

May 9 Preschool Early Open Hours Zoo opens at 9:00am for Preschool School Groups

May 12 Mother’s Day All moms receive discounted admission and free train ride

                   May 16 Ambassador Animal Close-Ups 10:30-11:30 AM & 3:30-4:30 PM

                   May 18 Breakfast at the Zoo 8:00-10:00am

                   May 28 BioFact Talks 10:30-11:30 AM & 3:30-4:30 PM

                   May 30 Ambassador Animal Close-Ups 10:30-11:30 AM & 3:30-4:30 PM

 

JUNE

June 4 Ambassador Animal Close-Ups 10:30-11:30 AM & 3:30-4:30 PM

June 5 Open Late (until 7:00 PM)

June 5 BioFact Talks 10:30-11:30 AM & 3:30-4:30 PM

June 8 Snow Cones for Conservation 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

June 10-14 Conservation Camp 1 1:00-4:30 PM, ages 8-12, (registration required at least 7 days in advance)

June 12 Open Late (until 7:00 PM)

June 15 Children’s Day Fun & Games 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, prize drawing at 1:00 PM

June 16 Father’s Day All dads receive discounted admission and free train ride

June 19 Open Late (until 7:00 PM)

June 19 BioFact Talks 10:30-11:30 AM & 3:30-4:30 PM

June 21 Ambassador Animal Close-Ups 3:30-4:30 PM

June 21-22 Family Zoo Snooze 1 6:00-9:00 PM (registration required at least 7 days in advance)

                   June 22 Breakfast at the Zoo 8:00-10:00am

June 24-28 Conservation Camp 2 1:00-4:30 PM, ages 8-12, (registration required at least 7 days in advance)

June 26 Open Late (until 7:00 PM)

 

JULY

July 1 Ambassador Animal Close-Ups 10:30-11:30 AM & 3:30-4:30 PM

July 3 Open Late (until 7:00 PM)

July 3 BioFact Talks 10:30-11:30 AM & 3:30-4:30 PM

July 8-12 Conservation Camp 3 1:00-4:30 PM, ages 8-12, (registration required at least 7 days in advance)

July 10 Open Late (until 7:00 PM)

July 13 Snow Cones for Conservation 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

July 16 Annual Members’ Appreciation Picnic 4:00-7:00 PM. Zoo Grounds Close at 3:00 PM

July 17 Open Late (until 7:00 PM)

July 18 BioFact Talks 10:30-11:30 AM & 3:30-4:30 PM

July 19 Ambassador Animal Close-Ups 10:30-11:30 AM & 3:30-4:30 PM

July 19-20 Family Zoo Snooze 2 6:00-9:00 PM (registration required at least 7 days in advance)

                   July 20 Breakfast at the Zoo 8:00-10:00am

July 22-26 Conservation Camp 4 1:00-4:30 PM, ages 8-12, (registration required at least 7 days in advance)

July 24 Open Late (until 7:00 PM)

July 27 Tiger Conservation Day

July 30 Ambassador Animal Close-Ups 10:30-11:30 AM & 3:30-4:30 PM

July 31 Open Late (until 7:00 PM)

July 31 BioFact Talks 10:30-11:30 AM & 3:30-4:30 PM

 

AUGUST

August 5-9 Conservation Camp 5 1:00-4:30 PM, ages 8-12, (registration required at least 7 days in advance)

August 7 Open Late (until 7:00 PM)

August 10 Snow Cones for Conservation 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

August 13 BioFact Talks 10:30-11:30 AM & 3:30-4:30 PM

August 14 Open Late (until 7:00 PM)

August 15 Ambassador Animal Close-Ups 10:30-11:30 AM & 3:30-4:30 PM

August 15 Brew at the Zoo 6:00-9:00 PM, Zoo Grounds Close at 4:00 PM

                   August 17 Breakfast at the Zoo 8:00-10:00am

August 21 Open Late (until 7:00 PM)

August 22  Begin limited train and concession stand hours, 4:00-6:00 PM on weekdays, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM on weekends

August 31 Ambassador Animal Close-Ups 10:30-11:30 AM & 3:30-4:30 PM

 

SEPTEMBER

September 14 Proud Penguins Camp 1:00-2:30 PM Animal Ed-Ventures ages 5-7, (registration required at least 7 days in advance)

September 14 Proud Penguins Camp 3:00-4:30 PM Little Tykes Ed-Ventures ages 3-4, participants with parent/adult guardian, (registration required at least 7 days in advance)

September 14 Breakfast at the Zoo 8:00-10:00am

September 21 It’s for the Animals Wine Tasting & Silent Auction 7:00-9:00 PM. Zoo Grounds Close at 5:00 PM

September 29 Last Day of Summer Hours

 

OCTOBER

October 4 Begin Winter Hours, Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 1:00-5:00 PM, weather permitting

October 12 Rambunctious Reptiles Camp 1:00-2:30 PM Animal Ed-Ventures ages 5-7, (registration required at least 7 days in advance)

October 12 Rambunctious Reptiles Camp 3:00-4:30 PM Little Tykes Ed-Ventures ages 3-4, participants with parent/adult guardian, (registration required at least 7 days in advance)

October 26 Zoo Boo! Trick or Treat Event 1:00-4:00 PM

 

NOVEMBER

November 2 Tremendous Tigers Camp 1:00-2:30 PM Animal Ed-Ventures ages 5-7, (registration required at least 7 days in advance)

November 2 Tremendous Tigers Camp 3:00-4:30 PM Little Tykes Ed-Ventures ages 3-4, participants with parent/adult guardian, (registration required at least 7 days in advance)

November 16 Family Zookeeper Camp Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and any children ages 5-18

November 28 Happy Thanksgiving!

 

DECEMBER

December 7 Story Time with Santa 1:15-1:45 PM

Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 PM

December 8 Story Time with Santa 1:15-1:45 PM

Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 PM

December 14 Story Time with Santa 1:15-1:45 PM

Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 PM

December 15 Story Time with Santa 1:15-1:45 PM

                   Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 PM

                   December 21 Story Time with Santa 1:15-1:45 PM

                   Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 PM

                   December 22 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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