2017 Dakota Zoo Schedule

FEBRUARY

February 4 Draw A Junior Duck Stamp Event, 1:00-3:00 PM, grades K-12, general admission applies

February 11 Playful Primates Camp Animal Ed-Venture ages 5-7, 2:00-4:30 PM, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

February 16 Annual Member’s Meeting, 6:00-9:00 PM

February 18 Mighty Monkeys Little Tykes Ed-Venture Camp, (15 participants with parents), ages 3-4, 1:30-2:30 PM, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

February 25-26 Mini-Winter Junior Zookeeper Day Camp, 1:00-4:00 PM each day

MARCH

March 4 Friendly Farmyard Camp Animal Ed-Venture, 2 – 4:30 PM, ages 5-7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

March 25 Bouncy Bunnies Little Tykes Ed-Venture Camp (15 participants with parents), ages 3-4, 1:30-2:30 PM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

APRIL

April 1 Busy Bunnies! Animal Ed-Venture, 2:00-4:30 PM, ages 5-7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

April 4 Junior Docent Open House, ages 12-13, 6:00-7:00 PM

April 6 Open House for Zoo Crew, ages 14-18, 6:00-7:00 PM

April 8 Easter Egg Hunt, 1:00-3:00 PM, ages 2-12

April 16 Easter (closed)

April 18 Junior Docent Safety Training 6-7 PM

April 22 Breakfast at the Zoo, 9:00-11:00 AM

April 29 Giddy Goats Camp Little Tykes Ed-Venture Camp (15 participants with parents), ages 3-4, 10:30-11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

April 29 Opening Day of 55th Season

MAY

May 2 Fourth Grade Conservation Day, 9:00-11:30 AM & 12:30-3:00 PM

May 2 Zoo Crew Meeting, 6:00-8 PM

May 6 Playful Prairie Animals Camp Animal Ed-Venture, 2 :00-4:30 PM, ages 5 - 7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

May 8 Junior Docents Meeting, 6:00-7:00 PM

May 13 Perky Prairie Dogs Camp Little Tykes Ed-Venture Camp (15 participants with parents), ages 3-4, 10:30-11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

May 14 Mother’s Day – All Moms receive discounted admission and free train ride

May 30 Tremendous Turtles & Tortoises Camp Little Tykes Ed-Venture Camp (15 participants with parents), ages 3-4, 10:30-11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

May 30 Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 2:00-3:00 PM

May 31 Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 6:00-7:00 PM

JUNE

June 1 Junior Docents Animal Close-ups and Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00-11:00 AM

June 1 Totally Turtles & Tortoises Camp Animal Ed-Venture, 2:00-4:30 PM, ages 5 – 7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

June 7 Open Late… Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 7:00-8:00 PM

June 12-16 Junior Zookeeper Camp I, 1:00-4:00 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

June 12 Junior Docents Meeting, 6:00-7:00 PM

June 13 Zoo Crew Meeting, 6:00-8:00 PM

June 14 Open Late…Bismarck Public Library presents "Story Time With Puppets" 7:00 PM

June 17 Children’s Day – Fun & Games – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Prize Drawings at 1:00 PM 2

June 17 Junior Docents Snow Cones & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

June 18 Father’s day- All Dads received discounted admission and free train ride

June 20 Junior Docents Animal Close-ups and Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 2:00-3:00 PM

June 20 Outrageous Otters Camp Little Tykes Ed-Venture Camp (15 participants with parents), ages 3-4, 10:30-11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

June 21 Open Late… Morton Mandan Public Library presents "Story Time" 7:00 PM

June 22 Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00-11:00 AM

June 22 Mighty Mustelids Camp Animal Ed-Venture, 2 - 4:30 PM, ages 5 – 7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

June 23-24 Family Zoo Snooze Camp Over 1 (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

June 24 Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00-10:00 AM

June 26-June 30 Junior Zookeeper Camp II, 1:00-4:00 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

June 28 Open Late…

JULY

July 5 Open Late…

July 10 Junior Docents Meeting, 6:00-7:00 PM

July 10-14 Junior Zookeeper Camp III, 1:00-4:00 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

July 11 Zoo Crew Meeting, 6:00-8:00 PM

July 12 Open Late…Bismarck Public Library Presents "Story Time with Puppets" 7:00 PM

July 15 Junior Docents, Snow Cones & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 12:00-5:00 PM

July 18 Wonderful Waterfowl Camp Little Tykes Ed-Venture Camp (15 participants with parents), ages 3-4, 10:30-11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

July 18 Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 1:00-2:00 PM

July 18 Annual Members Picnic, 4:00-7:00 PM

July 19 Open Late… Morton Mandan Public Library presents "Story Time" 7:00 PM

July 20 Junior Docents Animal Close ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00-11:00 AM

July 20 Beautiful Birds Camp Animal Ed-Venture, 2 - 4:30 PM, ages 5 – 7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

July 21-22 Family Zoo Snooze Camp Over 2 (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

July 22 Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00-10:00 AM

July 24- 28 Junior Zookeeper Camp IV, 1:00-4:00 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

July 26 Open Late…

July 29 Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00-12:00 AM

AUGUST

August 1 Delightful Deer Camp Little Tykes Ed-Venture Camp (15 participants with parents), ages 3-4, 10:30-11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

August 1 Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 2:00-3:00 PM

August 1 Zoo Crew and Junior Docents end of season barbeque, 5:00-7:00 PM

August 2 Open Late…Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 7:00-8:00 PM

August 3 Junior Docents Animal Close ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00-11:00 AM

August 3 Awesome Antlers Camp Animal Ed-Venture, 2 - 4:30 PM, ages 5 – 7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

August 5 Junior Docents Snow Cones & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 12:00-5:00 PM

August 7-11 Junior Zookeeper Camp V, 1:00-4:00 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

August 9 Open Late…Morton Mandan Public Library presents "Story Time" 7:00 PM

August 10 Brew at the Zoo, 6:00-9:00 PM

August 16 Open Late…

August 19 Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00-10:00 AM 3

SEPTEMBER

September 23 "It’s For the Animals" Wine-tasting and Silent Auction, 7:00-9:00 PM

OCTOBER

October 1 Last Full Day of Summer Season

October 6 Fall/Winter Hours Begin…open 1:00-5:00 PM Friday, Saturday, Sunday (weather permitting)

October 7 Spooky Spiders Camp Animal Ed-Venture, 2:00-4:30 PM, ages 5-7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

October 14 Breakfast at the Zoo, 9:00-11:00 AM

October 14 Spiffy Spiders Camp Little Tykes Ed-Venture Camp (15 participants with parents), ages 3-4, 1:30-2:30 PM, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

October 28 Zoo Boo! 1:00-4:00 PM

NOVEMBER

November 4 Tremendous Turkeys Camp Animal Ed-Venture, 2:00-4:30 PM, ages 5-7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

November 18 Terrific Turkeys Camp Little Tykes Ed-Venture Camp (15 participants with parents), ages 3-4, 1:30-2:30 PM, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

DECEMBER

December 2 Breakfast with Santa, 9:00-11:00 AM

Pictures With Santa 9:30-11:30 AM

Story Time with Santa, Saturday with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM,

Pictures With Santa 2:00-4:00 pm

December 3 Story Time with Santa, Saturday with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM,

Pictures With Santa 2:00-4:00 pm

December 9 Story Time with Santa, Saturday with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM,

Pictures With Santa 2:00-4:00 pm

December 10 Story Time with Santa, Saturday with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM,

Pictures With Santa 2:00-4:00 pm

December 16 Story Time with Santa, Saturday with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM,

Pictures With Santa 2:00-4:00 pm

December 17 Story Time with Santa, Saturday with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM,

Pictures With Santa 2:00-4:00 pm

Visit www.dakotazoo.org for additional information and schedule updates!

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