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Salisbury Zoo

Home School Programs

All programs are 45 minutes long, held on the first Thursday of the month at 10 am and the third Thursday at 3 pm. Workshops are $6 a child. Call 410-546-3440 to register.

 Date:
 Time:
 Title:
Sept. 4      
10am
Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf?
Sept. 18
3pm
Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf?
Oct. 2
10am
Animal Care in the Zoo
Oct. 16
3pm
Animal Care in the Zoo
Nov. 6
10am
Great Decomposers
Nov. 20
3pm
Great Decomposers
Dec. 4   
10am
Terrific Trees
Dec. 18
3pm
Terrific Trees
Jan. 8
10am
Poison vs. Venom
Jan. 22   
3pm
Poison vs. Venom
Feb. 5 
10am
Say it Without Words
Feb. 19
3pm
Say it Without Words
March 5 
10am  
A Candid Look at Camelids 
March 19   
3pm 
A Candid Look at Camelids 
April 2 
10am 
Spring Babies 
April 16 
3pm 
Spring Babies 
May 7 
10am 
Staying Cool in the Heat 
May 16 
3pm 
Staying Cool in the Heat 
 
 
 

Story Time Is Back!

March 4th, 2014 10am-11am Every Tuesday until November
Story Time is held in the ESBA Education building and is for children 3 to 5
years old. It is a free event. Space is limited. All children must be accompanied
by an adult.

The Beastro Opens

Open Thur.-Sun. 10:30am-3:30pm
The Salisbury Zoo's concession, "The Beastro" opens for the season. Weekends only until June 1st. June 1st until August 31st open everyday. September 1st thru October 26th, weekends only. 
 
"The Beastro" offers snack and lunch items: hotdogs, personal pizza, chips, hot pretzels, cookies, ice cream, soda and coffee.

Gift Shop Opens

March 29th, 2014
The Ocelot Spot will open for the Season. Hours are 10am-3:30pm.  The shop sells a wide variety of plush items, t-shirts, customized logoed souveniers, jewelry, books, toys and unique fair trade items.
 
 

Zoo Bookmark contest

Deadline for entries October 3, 2014
To help promote the opportunities for students and teachers at the Salisbury Zoo and online at salisburyzoo.org, the Zoo is holding a bookmark contest for students in grades K-12. Students are encouraged to design a bookmark that will be distributed across Delmarva. Four separate contests are being held:

·        Primary (K-2)

·        Intermediate (3-5)

·        Middle (6-8)

·        High (9-12)

Full details can be found HERE

Bookmark Template Download Now

Coastal Cleanup

September 6, 2014 9am-noon
Want to make a difference? Come down to the Salisbury Zoo and help cleanup one of the Wicomico's tributaries that runs thru the City of Salisbury's Park. Meet at the Zoo's education department. Bags and plastic gloves will be provided. T-shirts will be given while supplies last. Sponsored by Delmarva Power. For more information call 410-860-6880. 

Bunk with the Beasts

September 12 6pm-9am

You don’t have to travel across the world to take your family

on an exotic vacation. Just join the Zoo with our Bunk with the Beasts

Camping Adventure! This overnight adventure includes a cookout, a guided tour, fun activities, animal encounters, a night hike thru the Zoo and a continental

breakfast the next morning. Campers need to bring their own tents, sleeping

bags and flashlights. Some tents will be available to rent at $25 a tent, first come first serve.

 

The campout is designed for families with children ages 4 and older.

The cost is $20 per person. Credit Cards are accepted. Space is limited.

Call 410-546-3440 for reservations and more information.

 

3rd Friday Salisbury Zoo's 60th Anniversary Celebration

September 19th 5pm-8pm
Join us at 3rd Friday on Mainstreet, Salisbury's Downtown Plaza. We will be there with educational animals, history diorama, give-aways and Zoo Characters!

BACIL Family Night

September 19, 2014 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm

This event is open to all families of children with special needs 

* 5:30-6:00 PM Dinner $6/per person (optional)                                
* 6:00 PM Program Kick-off- $5/per family (includes Zumba, Yoga and Geocaching)       
* T-Shirt Decorating $2/person (optional)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 9th 

Download your registration form today HERE

Questions? Contact Pat Lewis at plewis@discoverhci.org or 443-260-0822, Ext. 151

Go Wild with Art

September 20th, 2014 1pm-4pm
Do you possess a passion for art or wildlife? Come explore, discover and create at Go Wild with Art event hosted by the Salisbury Zoo and the Art Institute and Gallery. Thanks in part to Community Foundation funding, Go Wild with Art will be held at the Salisbury Zoo on Saturday, September 20th 1pm-4pm. This event is for all ages who love to create and explore. While most activities are free, some require a small fee. Classes offered will include: Animal Origami, Australian Aboriginal Art, Animal Shape Drawing, Plein Air Painting, Chalk Grid Drawing, Glue Batiks, Photo-walks, and Paint Alongs. To register, download registration form here. For more information call 410-548-3188 
 
New this year! "Painting with Leslie" 1:30pm-3pm, includes canvas, paints and instruction by Leslie Belloso a local Plein Air painter. For ages 13 and up!

The Salisbury Zoo's 60th Anniversary Celebration

September 26 4:30pm-7:30pm
The Salisbury Zoo will be celebrating it's 60th Anniversary this evening at the Zoo! The evening will be FREE to the public offering educational talks, demonstrations, animal enrichment, face painting, history or the Zoo presentation and of course cake! Wool spinning demonstration in front of the Alpaca yard. Special 60th t-shirts on sale! We will be giving out a commemorative Zoo magnets to the first several hundred that enter the Zoo. For more information call 410-860-6880.
 

Halloween Happening

October 18 and October 25, 2014 @ 1pm-4pm
This Halloween event is geared for children 10 and under who may not want the
scary parts of a Halloween event, however all ages are welcome. Children will Trick or Treat throughout the Zoo, participate in Halloween games and compete in a costume contest! NEW THIS YEAR: Hay Bale Maze
There will be additional charge for food and some games. Remember to bring your candy buckets. For more information call 410-546-3440. Tickets will go on sale September 20 in the Ocelot Spot Gift Shop between 10am and 3:30pm or can be purchased at the gate on the date of the event.
 
Tickets are $8 per child. With each paying child you receive one adult FREE.  Each additional adult $2

Schedule of Events 

1:00 Gates open for trick-or-treaters

1:00-4:00 candy trail, hay maze and games are ongoing

                2:00 Costume contest ages birth -2

                2:30 Costume contest ages 3-5

                3:00 Costume contest ages 6-10

3:30 Ticket sales end

4:00 Gates close

Event Volunteers!
Want to assist with the event?  Click HERE for options
 

The zoo will close at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 18 and October 25 for final prep on Not So Scary Halloween Happening.

Zoo Closed

November 27, 2014
The Zoo will be closed for Thanksgiving Day. 

Zoo Cleanup

December 6th, 2014 9am-Noon
Come out December 6th between 9am and noon and help volunteers and staff with our fall cleanup. We will be raking out designated areas around the Zoo. Wear old clothes and bring gloves and a rake if you have one. Please call 410-548-3188 to register.

Gift Shop Open for Holiday Shopping

December 8 thru December 13, 2014 11am-3:30pm

Critter Christmas

December 6 & 13, 2014 1pm-4pm
Enjoy a day full of fun filled holiday activities; decorate your own ginger bread
cookie, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, make presents for you backyard
friends, peruse the craft fair and make your own tree ornament. Watch
live performances on the Zoo stage and listen to Christmas carols sung by
area school children. Come and enjoy the Zoo as usual, some of the activities
will involve a small fee. Proceeds from the event benefit the Salisbury
Zoo's Education Department.
Call 410-548-3188 for more info.
 

Crafters wanted for Critter Christmas, please call 410-546-3440 for application or press here for application.

Zoo Closed

December 25, 2014
The Zoo will be closed for Christmas Day.