Public Programs


Winter & Spring Public Programs



Take part in the creative educational series: Animal Craft Safaris! Learn about the zoo animals and the ecology and conservation of wild animals while creating an animal-related craft. Pre-registration is required. There is a $5.00 fee for materials. Two variations of the program are offered:

  • Animal Craft Safaris for Pre-K occur the third Thursday of the month throughout Spring, 11:00 – 11:45am.
  • Animal Craft Safaris for Families occur the fourth Sunday of the month throughout Spring, 11:00 – 11:45am.

Click here for more information about the programs and to register now.


Fridays – Mondays 11:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-2:00pm March through May 2015

Join us for special spring Animal Adventures at the Zoo! These programs are FREE. Through games, activities, and crafts, participants will learn about wild animals from habitats around the world. Activities take 15-20 minutes to complete. Locations vary. Look on the Creature Encounter and Penguin Coast chalkboards and listen for shuttle announcements for daily updates. Click here for descriptions of the weekly Animal Adventure Themes.

Family Overnights

June 13th-14th, July 11th- 12th. 6:30pm Saturday to 9:30am Sunday

The Zoo is where the wild things snore! Join other zoo-loving families for an educational night under the stars! You and your children can spend the night in tents and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Zoo by night. Click to learn more and reserve your space.

**Unless otherwise noted – check chalkboards at Creature Encounters and Penguin Coast for any location changes on day of program.

For more information about other education programs, please contact the Zoo’s education department at 443.552.5300 or email 

Please note: Due to technical difficulties with our phone system, email is currently the most reliable way to reach our education department.