2016 Schedule of Events

Printable calendar - updated 2/9/16

 

Date Time Event

Feb 6

1-3pm

Draw a Junior Duck Stamp Event (grades K-12) (general admission applies)

Feb 13

1:30-2:30pm

Little Tykes Ed-Venture, Wonders of Winter! (ages 3-4) (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Feb 20

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-Venture, Winter Wonderland! (ages 5-7), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Feb 27-28

1-4pm each day

Mini-Winter Junior Zookeeper Day Camp (ages 8-12) (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Mar 5

1:30-2:30pm

Little Tykes Ed-Venture, Bouncy Bunnies! (ages 3-4) (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Mar 12

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-Venture, Busy Bunnies! (ages 5-7) (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Mar 19

1-3:30pm

Easter Egg Hunt (ages 2-12)

Mar 27

 

Easter Sunday - Zoo CLOSED

Apr 9

1:30-2:30pm

Little Tykes Ed-Venture, Friendly Frogs! (ages 3-4) (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Apr 16

9-11am

Breakfast at the Zoo

Apr 16

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-Venture, Amazing Amphibians! (ages 5-7) (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Apr 23

10am-7pm

Zoo's first full day of the season (weather permitting)

May 3

9-11:30am & 12:30pm-3:00pm

Conservation Day

May 7

10:30-11:30pm

Little Tykes Ed-Venture, Excellent Eagles! (ages 3-4) (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

May 8

10am-7pm

Mother's Day at the Zoo (all Moms receive discounted admission + free train ticket)

May 14

8-10am

Breakfast at the Zoo

May14

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-Venture, Racy Raptors! (ages 5-7), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jun 1

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity - Morton Mandan Public library presents "Storytime" at 7pm

Jun 7

2-3pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jun 7

10:30-11:30am

Little Tykes Ed-Venture, Wacky Wolves! (ages 3-4) (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jun 8

7-8pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jun 8

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity

June 9

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-Venture, Candid Canines! (ages 5-7) (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jun 9

10-11am

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jun 10-11

7pm-8am

Family Zoo Snooze Campover I, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jun 11

8-10am

Breakfast at the Zoo

Jun 13-17

1-4pm

Junior Zookeeper Camp I (ages 8-12),(pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jun 15

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity - Bismarck Public Library presents "Storytime with puppets" at 7pm

Jun 18

1-4pm

Adult Zookeeper Camp (cancelled)

Jun 19

 

Father's Day at the Zoo (all Dads receive discounted admission + free train ticket)

Jun 21

10:30-11:30am

Little Tykes Ed-VentureBoisterous Bears! (ages 3-4), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jun 21

2pm-3pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jun 22

7pm-8pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jun 22

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity

Jun 23

10-11am

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jun 23

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-VentureBeautiful Bears! (ages 5-7), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jun 25

10am-1pm

Children's Day

Jun 25

10am-1pm

Junior Docents Snow Cones and Face Painting

Jun 27-Jul 1

1-4pm each day

Junior Zookeeper Camp II (ages 8-12), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jun 29

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity

Jul 5

10:30-11:30am

Little Tykes Ed-VentureTerrific Tigers! (ages 3-4), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jul 5

2-3pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jul 6

7-8pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jul 6

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity

Jul 7

10am-11am

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jul 7

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-VentureCrazy Cats! (ages 5-7), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jul 8-9

7pm-8am

Family Zoo Snooze Campover II, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jul 9

8-10am

Breakfast at the Zoo

Jul 11-15

1-4pm each day

Junior Zookeeper Camp III (ages 8-12), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jul 13

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity - Bismarck Public library presents "Storytime with puppets" at 7pm

Jul 16

noon-5pm

Junior Docents Snow Cones and Face Painting

Jul 19

10:30 -11:30 am 

Little Tykes Ed-VentureIncredible Insects! (ages 3-4), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jul 19

1:30pm-2:30pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jul 19

4-7pm

Annual Member's Picnic Zoo closes at 3pm and reopens at 4pm for the Picnic

Jul 20

7-8pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jul 20

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity - Morton Mandan Public library presents "Storytime" at 7pm

Jul 21

10-11 am

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jul 21

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-Venture, Cute Crawlies!(ages 5-7), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jul 23

10am-noon

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Jul 25-29

1 -4pm

Junior Zookeeper Camp IV (ages 8-12), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Jul 27

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity - Capitol Shakespeare Traveling Troupe at 7pm

Jul 30

noon-5pm

Junior Docents Snow Cones and Face Painting

Aug 2

2pm-3pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Aug 2

10:30-11:30am

Little Tykes Ed-VentureRascally Rodents! (ages 3-4), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Aug 3

7-8pm

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Aug 3

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity

Aug 4

10-11am

Junior Docents Animal Close-Up and Face Painting

Aug 4

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-Venture (ages 5-7), Rambunctious Rodents!(pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Aug 5   Target Corporation Charity Golf Tournament - benefitting Dakota Zoo

Aug 6

8-10am

Breakfast at the Zoo

Aug 6

noon-5pm

Junior Docents Snow Cones and Face Painting

Aug 8-12

1-4pm each day

 

Junior Zookeeper Camp V  (ages 8-12) (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Aug 10

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity - Morton Mandan Public library presents "Storytime" at 7pm

Aug 17

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity

Aug 18

6-9pm

Brew at the Zoo Zoo closes at 5pm and reopens at 6:00pm for Brew at the Zoo

Aug 24

 

Open late... Wednesday Night Activity

Sept 24

7-9pm

"It's For the Animals" Wine-tasting and Silent Auction - Zoo closes at 5pm reopens at 7pm for Wine-tasting

Sept 25

 

Last full day of Dakota Zoo summer season

Oct 1

1-5pm

Dakota Zoo fall/winter schedule begins (Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday --weather permitting)

Oct 8

1:30-2:30pm

Little Tykes Ed-VentureHootable Owls! (ages 3-4), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Oct 15

9-11am

Fall Breakfast at the Zoo

Oct 15

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-VentureOwls Hoot are They! (ages 5-7), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Oct 29

1-4pm

Zoo Boo!

Nov 5

1:30-2:30pm

Little Tykes Ed-Venture, Terrific Turkeys! (ages 3-4), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Nov 12

2-4:30pm

Animal Ed-VentureTremendous Turkeys! (ages 5-7), (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

Dec 3

9-11am

Breakfast with Santa

Dec 3

 1:15-1:45pm

Story time with Santa - Visit and photos from 11am- noon and 2-4pm (extra charge for photos with Santa)

Dec 4

 1:15-1:45pm

Story time with Santa - Visit and photos from 2-4pm (extra charge for photos with Santa)

Dec 10

 1:15-1:45pm

Story time with Santa - Visit and photos from 2-4pm (extra charge for photos with Santa)

Dec 11

 1:15-1:45pm

Story time with Santa - Visit and photos from 2-4pm (extra charge for photos with Santa)

Dec 17

 1:15-1:45pm

Story time with Santa - Visit and photos from 2-4pm (extra charge for photos with Santa)

Dec 18

 1:15-1:45pm

Story time with Santa - Visit and photos from 2-4pm (extra charge for photos with Santa)

Dec 25

 

Christmas Day - Zoo CLOSED

Jan 1, 2017

 

New Years Day - Zoo CLOSED

 

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