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Zoo Stampede 5K Run/Walk

April 25, 2015 9am
The Salisbury Zoo will host its Annual Zoo Stampede 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 25th at 9am, rain or shine just before our Earth Day celebration. Sponsored by Vernon Powell Shoes, the Zoo Stampede benefits the Salisbury Zoo and guarantees fun for the whole family! There will be random drawings with awesome giveaways and prizes to the top finishers in every age category. Participants can pre-register for $20 at VP Shoes or at the Salisbury Zoo. Printable form available here. Participants may also register on the day of the race for $25 between 7:30am and 8:30am at the Zoo's Main entrance. Free customized Tech Shirts will be given to the first 150 applicants, so register today! CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM. For more information, call Mary Seemann at (410)860-6880.

4th Friday at the Salisbury Zoo

May 22, 2015 4:30-7:30pm
Come to the Zoo after hours. On 4th Fridays the Zoo will be open late until 7:30 giving visitors a chance to visit the Zoo in the evening. Each 4th Friday will be themed. To be announced.

Earth Day

April 25th 10am-4pm
Come and celebrate mother earth on Saturday, April 25th  10a-4pm. There will be environmental activities, games and demonstrations that will help raise awareness about the world we live in. Over 20 earth friendly exhibitors will be at the Zoo to educate how you can become an environmental steward. The event is free to the public. Some of the activities involve a small fee. The Zoo's concession will be open for lunch and snacks. Call 410-548-3188 for more information.

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.

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

Story Time Is Back!

March 3rd, 2015 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

April 11, 2015 weekends 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 September 27th, weekends only. 
"The Beastro" offers snack and lunch items: hotdogs, personal pizza, chips, soft pretzels, cookies, ice cream, soda and coffee.

Gift Shop Opens for Holidays

December 1-13th
The Ocelot Spot will open for the Holiday season. Large selection of Fair Trade items, Alpaca wool from our very own Alpacas! 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.

Coastal Cleanup

September 12, 2015 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 11, 2015 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.


Go Wild with Art

September 19th, 2015 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!

Halloween Happening

October 17 and October 24, 2015 @ 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 17 and October 24 for final prep on Not So Scary Halloween Happening.

Zoo Cleanup

November 21, 2015 9am-Noon
Come out November 21st 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.

Zoo Closed

November 26, 2015
The Zoo will be closed for Thanksgiving Day. 

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 to download application.

Zoo Closed

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