Public Programs



Spring Public Programs:


Geocaching at the Zoo

One of the Zoo’s newest self-guided activities is geocaching – its part orienteering, part treasure hunt, and part education adventure!

Click to learn more and see the coordinates of the caches at the Zoo!



Learn about Zoo animals while making an animal-related craft. Pre-registration required. $5 materials fee (does not include zoo admission). Click here for more information about the programs and to register now.

Family Overnights

The Zoo is where the wild things snore! Join other zoo-loving families for an educational overnight at the Zoo! You and your children can spend the night in tents and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Zoo by night. Click the dates below to get more information on or register for a specific overnight.

June 25th – 26th

July 9th – 10th

August 6th – 7th

September 10th – 11th

October 8th – 9th

November 12th – 13th

December 17th – 18th

Sip & Stroll

Sip, stroll and learn at this special adults-only education event! You’ll enjoy wine, beer and delicious hors d’oeuvres while being guided on an intimate, thematic, evening tour of the Zoo. Each Sip and Stroll ticket purchased allows admission for one adult, two drink tickets, and a guided tour led by a Zoo education staff member.

May 14th – Zoo History: 140 Years Young

June 11th – The Evolving Zoo: From Menageries to Conservation Centers

July 9th – The Evolving Zoo: From Menageries to Conservation Centers

August 13th – Zoo Birds, Blooms, and Flutterbys

September 10th – Zoo History: 140 Years Young

**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