2019 Dakota Zoo Schedule

                        JANUARY

                        January 26 Draw a Junior Duck Stamp Event, 1:00-3:00 PM, grades K-12, general admission applies.

FEBRUARY

February 2-3 Mini-Winter Junior Zookeeper Camp, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM each day

February 9 Wonders of Winter Camp Little Tykes Ed-Venture Camp, (15 participants with parents), ages 3-4, 1:30 PM -2:30 PM, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

February 16 Winter Wonderland Camp Animal Ed-Venture Camp ages 5-7, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM, (pre-registration)

February 21 Annual Member’s Meeting, 6:00-9:00 PM

MARCH

March 2 Friendly Ferrets Little Tykes Camp, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

March 9 Frisky Ferrets Animal Ed-Venture, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM, ages 5-7, (pre-registration)

                        March 30 Bouncy Bunnies Little Tykes Camp, Bunnies 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

 

 

APRIL

April 2 Zoo Crew Open House, ages 14-18, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

April 6 Busy Bunnies Animal Ed-Venture Camp 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, ages 5-7, (pre-registration required)

                        April 11 Junior Docent Safety Training 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

April 13 Easter Egg Hunt, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, ages 2-12, admission price applies (fundraiser)

April 21 Easter (closed)

                        April 27 Opening Day of 58th Season

 

                        MAY

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

                        May 7 Fourth Grade Conservation Day, 9:00-11:30 AM & 12:30-3:00 PM

                        May 7 Zoo Crew Meeting, 6:00-7:00 PM

May 11 Persistent Prairie Animals Animal Ed-Venture Camp, 10:30 AM -1:00 PM, ages 5 - 7, (pre-registration required)

May 12 Mother’s Day – All Moms receive discounted admission and free train ride

May 13 Junior Docents Meeting, 6:00-7:00 PM

                        May 18 Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00-10:00 AM

May 18 Endangered Species Day

 

                        JUNE

June 1 Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 AM – Noon

June 3-7 Junior Zookeeper Camp 1, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required)

June 4 Zoo Crew Meeting, 6:00-7:00 PM

June 5 Open Late…

                        June 8 Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 AM – Noon

                        June 10 Junior Docent Meeting, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

June 11 Tranquil Transcaspian Urials Little Tykes Camp (15 participants with parents), ages 3-4, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

June 11 Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

June 12 Open Late…Junior Docents Animal Closeup, Face Painting and Glitter Tattoo, and Bismarck Public Library 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

June 13 Splendid Sheep Animal Ed-Venture Camp, 10:30 AM-1:00 PM, ages 5 – 7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

June 13 Junior Docents Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

                        June 16 Father’s Day- All Dads received discounted admission and free train ride

June 17-21 Junior Zookeeper Camp 2, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required)

June 19 Open Late… Chloe Ann Singing in gazebo and Mandan Public Library Story Time at the Zoo, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

                        June 22 Children’s Day – Fun & Games – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Prize Drawings at 1:00 PM

June 22 Junior Docents Snow Cones & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

June 25 Super Spotted Snow Leopards Little Tykes Camp (15 participants with parents), ages 3-4, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

                        June 25 Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

June 26 Open Late… Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

June 27 Super Spotted Species Animal Ed-Venture Camp, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM, ages 5 – 7, (pre-registration required)

June 27 Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

June 28-29 Family Zoo Snooze Camp Over 1 (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance) 7:00 PM – 8:00 AM (next morning)

                        June 29 Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00-10:00 AM

 

                        JULY

July 3 Open Late…

July 8-12 Junior Zookeeper Camp 3, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

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

July 9 Zoo Crew Meeting, 6:00-7:00 PM

                       July 10 Open Late…Bismarck Public Library Story Time at the Zoo 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

                        July 13 Junior Docents, Snow Cones & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, Noon - 5:00 PM

July 16 Boisterous Bears Little Tykes Camp (15 participants with parents), ages 3-4, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

July 16 Annual Members Picnic, 4:00-7:00 PM

July 17 Open Late…Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 7:00-8:00 PM

July 18 Beautiful Bears Animal Ed-Venture 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM, ages 5 – 7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

July 18 Junior Docents Animal Close ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

July 19-20 Family Zoo Snooze Camp Over 2 (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance) 7:00 PM – 8:00 AM (next day)

July 20 Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00-10:00 AM

July 22-26 Junior Zookeeper Camp 4, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required)

July 24 Open Late…Chloe Ann singing in gazebo and Mandan Public Library Story Time at the Zoo 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

July 27 Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 AM - Noon

July 29 Tiger Conservation Day

July 30 Mighty Monkeys Little Tykes Camp (15 participants with parents), ages 3-4, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

July 30 Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

July 31 Open Late…Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 7:00 PM -8:00 PM

 

                        AUGUST

August 1 Playful Primates Animal Ed-Venture Camp, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM, ages 5 – 7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

August 1 Junior Docents Animal Close ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

August 3 Junior Docents Snow Cones & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

August 5-9 Junior Zookeeper Camp 5, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

August 6 Zoo Crew and Junior Docents end of season barbeque, 6:00-7:00 PM

August 7 Open Late…

August 14 Open Late…Chloe Ann singing in gazebo and Mandan Public Library Story Time at the Zoo 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

August 17 Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00 AM-10:00 AM

August 22 Brew at the Zoo, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

 

                       SEPTEMBER

                        September 7 Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00 AM-10:00 AM

September 14 Adult Zookeeper Camp, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM, ages 18+, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

                        September 21 “It’s For the Animals” Wine-tasting and Silent Auction, 7:00-9:00 PM

September 29 Last Full Day of Summer Season

 

                        OCTOBER

October 4 Fall/Winter Hours Begin…open 1:00-5:00 PM Friday, Saturday, Sunday (weather permitting)

October 5 Burly Bison Little Tykes Camp (15 participants with parents), ages 3-4, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

October 12 Brawny Bison Animal Ed-Venture, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, ages 5-7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

                       October 26 Zoo Boo! 1:00-4:00 PM

                      

                        NOVEMBER

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

November 9 Glamorous Goats Animal Ed-Venture, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, ages 5-7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

 

DECEMBER

                        December 7 Story Time with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM,

                        Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm

                        December 8 Story Time with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM,

                        Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm

                        December 14 Story Time with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM,

                        Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm

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

                        Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm

                        December 21 Story Time with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM,

                        Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm

                        December 22 Story Time with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM,

                        Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm

  

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