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Salisbury Zoo

Welcome Pinocchio Party

January 20th, 2018 1pm-2pm
The Salisbury Zoo will be hosting a welcome party for Pinocchio, our new bear from Ecuador. The event will take place at the Andean Bear exhibit on January 20th 2018, 1pm-2pm. Join City officials, Zoo staff and the Hertrich family of Automobile Dealerships to learn about Andean Bears and see Pinocchio for the first time in his new exhibit! The Zoo Keepers will be on hand to talk about their journey to Ecuador, bear enrichment and their experiences with Pinocchio. The winners of the Hertrich Andean Bear coloring contest will be announced at the event. Special Andean Bear cupcakes will be given out while they last.

Wild about Reading

April 5, 2018 5:00-7:00pm
Salisbury Zoo and Eastern Shore Reading Council have partnered with a variety of community organizations to offer a FREE fun night at the Zoo. Children will learn about zoo animals through a variety of literacy activities. Partners will provide information on the various services they can provide the public. Target audience is toddler through 5th grade. Rain date is April 12th. Registration required; click here to fill out the form online.

Zoo Stampede

April 21st, 2018 9am-11am

The Salisbury Zoo will host Zoo Stampede sponsored by VP Shoes on Saturday, April 21 at 9am. The run/walk starts at the Zoo’s east gate and runs thru the City Park and its wooded trails. This race is catered to all runners and walkers and is fun for the whole family! After the race VP Shoes and the Zoo will give away random prizes to race participants. Prizes will be given to the top finishers in every age category. A Free race tech shirt will be given to the first 150 participants. Age categories start at 12 and under and go up to 70 and above.

Participants can pre-register for $20.00 at VP Shoes or at the Salisbury Zoo. Participants may also register on the day of the race for $25.00 between 7:30 A.M and 8:30 A.M. at the Zoo’s East Gate (opposite Ben’s Red Swings). Salisbury Zoo Tech shirts will go out to the first 150 applicants, so register today! Click here for registration form. For more information, call Mary Seemann at 443-944-0357 or email mseemann@citylivingsalisbury.com

Earth Day

April 21st, 2018 10am-4pm
The Salisbury Zoo will hold its annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The event is free to the public! The goal of this event is to promote environmental awareness and how we can be good stewards to the earth. Along with the exhibitors there will be other Earth Day activities during the event which include: zookeeper talks, recycled craft activities, face painting, and animal meet and greets.
 
Looking for Craft Vendors for Earth Day! Click here for registration form

 

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.

Date
Time
      Topic
Elementary            
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
 
Dilemmas
Feb 1
 
Treatment Plants
March 1
 
Sea Turtles International
April 5
 
Wetland Habitats
May 3
 
Wetland Weirdos

Bunk With The Beasts

May 18th, 2018 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 dinner, 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 camp out is designed for families with children ages 4 and older.

The cost is $35 per person. Credit Cards are accepted. Space is limited.

Call 443-944-0636 for reservations and more information.

4th Fridays at the Salisbury Zoo

June 22nd, July 27th, August 24th 2018, 4:30pm-7:30pm

Join the Salisbury Zoo for 4th Friday! This event gives visitors a chance to come to the Zoo after regular visiting hours. Not only can visitors tour the Zoo after hours they can participate in “Wild Art” art activities, with Zoo staff and The Herb Society. Zoo docents will be on grounds for education animal encounters. For more information call 443-944-0357.

Bunk With The Beasts

June 29th, 2018 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 dinner, 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 camp out is designed for families with children ages 4 and older.

The cost is $35 per person. Credit Cards are accepted. Space is limited.

Call 443-944-0636 for reservations and more information.

Bunk With The Beasts

September 14th, 2018 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 dinner, 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 camp out is designed for families with children ages 4 and older.

The cost is $35 per person. Credit Cards are accepted. Space is limited.

Call 443-944-0636 for reservations and more information.

Halloween Happenings

October 13th & 20th, 2018 1pm-4pm

Halloween Happening is the biggest Halloween event on the Eastern Shore. The event 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 13th and on the following Saturday, October 20th 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.

Cookies with Santa

December 1st & 15th, 2018 12:00 am - 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. 8th 2018 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 12 different craft projects to give as gifts, or decorate your home and spread Christmas cheer. You can purchase a passport for $8 and your child will be able to create one of each craft offered or you can choose from the a-la-cart menu.  The craft projects range from $.50-$1.00 each. Each station's craft items are prepacked so if your little one has had all the fun he/she can stand for the afternoon, you can pick up your kits and finish them at home, on  your own.  We do have two free crafts in the mix too. Word is Santa and Mrs. Claus are stopping by to see how operations are going. Children will be able to visit with the Mr. & Mrs. Claus at the Conservation Center 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.