Salisbury Zoo

Home School Programs

All programs are 45 minutes long.  Each month we host programs on the first Thursday at 10 am for Elementary levels and 11 am for Middle School levels.  The same topic is presented again on the third Thursday of the month at 10 am for Elementary levels. Workshops are $6 a child. We offer a discount if you register for the full season; each session is only $5.  Call 443-944-0636 to register.

All 10:00am         

Sept. 7 & 21

Rainforest Habitats
Oct 5 & 19

Unusual Animals
Nov 2 & 16

Teeth & Bones
Dec 7 & 21

Polar Bears
Jan 4 & 18

Incredible Invasives
Feb 1 & 15

Diet & Enrichment
March 1 & 15

Backyard Habitats
April 5 & 19

Great Decomposers
 May 3 & 17
Animal Care in the Zoo
 Middle School
 All 11:00am               
 Sept 7

Cartoons and Bumper Stickers (bring your favorite or a picture of it!)
 Oct 5
Living with Fire
 Nov 2 
What's in the Water?
 Dec 7
Designing a Habitat
Jan 4
Feb 1
Treatment Plants
March 1
Sea Turtles International
 April 5
Wetland Habitats
 May 3
Wetland Weirdos

Halloween Happening

Oct. 14 & 21 2017 1pm-4pm
Halloween Happening provides Halloween themed activities for children 10 and under who may not want to participate in the scarier parts of a Halloween event. The event runs on Saturday, October 14th and on the following Saturday, October 21st from 1pm-4pm. Children will be able to” Trick or Treat” throughout the Zoo, participate in Halloween games, educated about animals, go thru a hay bale maze and compete in a costume contest! For more information call 443-944-0636.

This year at both of the Not So Scary Halloween Happening dates we will offer the Halloween Runway at 2:30 for children to show off their costumes.  Directly afterwards, we will begin our family costume contest.  We will not have a children contest this year, instead we are encouraging families to get in the spirit of family fun and everyone get dressed up in their costumes and come on out!  We remind everyone, this is a Non-scary event so please keep that in mind when choosing your costume theme.  You do not have to register your family to participate, you just need to report to the contest area at 2:30.  We'll point you in the right direction once you are at the zoo!  Hope you will join us.
Tickets on sale at the Salisbury Zoo Gift Shop between 10am and 3:30pm, and First Shore Federal Savings & Loan on Civic Ave. during their banking hours. 
Pre-sale tickets are $8 for children which includes one Free adult ticket for every child ticket purchased. Tickets purchased at the gate the day of the event are $2 adult and $8 children.
Volunteers are needed for the event.  Information can be found HERE.
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Please note: The Zoo will close at 11am to prepare for Halloween Happening event which starts at 1pm.

Cookies with Santa

December 3, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Children will enjoy a festive afternoon at the zoo creating a holiday craft and eating some yummy cookies.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit so everyone is able to share their wish list and take a picture.  Friends Of the Salisbury Zoo members $8, non members $10.  Registration includes one adult per child.  Registration is required. 443-944-0636

Critter Christmas

Dec. 9th & 16th 2017 noon-4pm

Santa needs your help! Because there are so many people on the nice list this year, Santa has decided to set up a workshop right here at the Salisbury Zoo! At this workshop you will be helping Santa create over 15 different craft projects to give as gifts, decorate your home and spread Christmas cheer. New this year for parents and adults - Holiday door swags made from local greenery! Some of the craft projects require a small fee. Word is that Santa and Mrs. Claus are stopping by to see how operations are going. Children will be able to visit with the Mr. & Mrs. Claus during the event. Don’t miss this fun filled opportunity for the whole family to get into the holiday spirit and to create special memories. There will be a craft fair held in conjunction with the workshop. Proceeds from the event benefit the Salisbury Zoo's Education Department. Call 443-944-0636 for more info.