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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.
September 17
3:00 - 4:00 pm
What is Water Quality?
October 1
10:00 - 11:00 am
Something’s Fishy Here…
October 15
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Something’s Fishy Here…
November 5
10:00 - 11:00 am
Sounding Defensive
November 19
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Sounding Defensive
December 3
10:00 - 11:00 am
See How They Grow
December 17
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 See How They Grow
 January 7
10:00 - 11:00
Polar Bears
 January 21
 3:00 - 4:00 pm
 Polar Bears
February 4
10:00 - 11:00 am
What's in Your Backyard? Grey Squirrels!
 February 18
 3:00 - 4:00 pm
 What's in Your Backyard? Grey Squirrels!


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. Each session is an animal or nature theme. Space is limited. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Gift Shop Opens for the Season

March 28th 10:30am-4:30pm
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.

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.

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. 

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, a hay bale maze and have the opportunity to compete in a costume contest!
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.
PRE-SALE Ticket Cost: Tickets are $8 per child. With each paying child you receive one adult FREE. Each additional adult $2
AT THE GATE Ticket Cost: $8 child, $2 Adult

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

November 30, thru December 12, 2015 11am-3:30pm

Critter Christmas

December 5 & 12, 2015 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, 2015
The Zoo will be closed for Christmas Day. 

Earth Day

April 16th 2016 10am-4pm

Zoo Stampede

April 16th 2016 9am