Children's Day


Sponsored by Bismarck Mandan Elks Lodge 1199


Date and Time:

June 17, 2023, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Our annual Children’s Day is an event filled with fun, games, prizes, races, buttons, food and entertainment. The day begins at 10 a.m. when the Zoo opens to the sights and sounds of many young smiling faces. Games run until 1 p.m. when some fantastic prizes will be awarded from the stage. Whether it’s pitching pennies for prizes, participating in a sack race, saying hello to your favorite animal character or taking a tour around the Zoo aboard one of the Zoo trains, a good time is in store for you! Remember, members enter free for this event--just another great reason for your family to become a Dakota Zoo member! Be sure to check the Schedule of Events for the date.



  • Bean The Bunny Image
    Bean The Bunny
  • Fire Hose! Image
    Fire Hose!
  • Fish Pond Image
    Fish Pond
  • Gorilla Goal Kick Image
    Gorilla Goal Kick
  • Inflatables galore Image
    Inflatables galore
  • Rope 'em Pardner Image
    Rope 'em Pardner