Weekends Are Wild Walks (for Adults)

What are Weekends Are Wild walks?

These walks provide adults with guided early morning access to some of the exclusive natural areas within the Zoo grounds including Waterfowl Lake and Philosopher’s Walk. Although bird watching will be the major activity, a Zoo educator will provide natural history interpretation on any plants and animals encountered along the way!

Who are Weekends Are Wild programs for?

These programs are for ADULTS interested in native birds and other local wildlife.

What dates and times are Weekends Are Wild programs offered?

Each program runs from 8:30 am to 10 am

  • Saturday, March 15 (Zoo Bloom Edition)
  • Saturday, April 26 (Party for the Planet Edition)
  • Saturday, May 10 (Migratory Bird Day Edition)
  • Saturday, May 17 (Endangered Species Day Edition)
  • Saturday, June 7 (Hoof-stock Edition)

How much does a Weekends Are Wild program cost?

Each program is FREE. However, all participants, including members, must leave and re-enter the Zoo to visit the exhibits during normal operating hours.

Where do the Weekends Are Wild programs take place?

Participants will be met by Zoo staff at the Main Gate at 8:20 a.m. on the day of the program. Please note, after the walk begins, the Main Gate will be locked promptly at 8:30 a.m.  Any participants arriving after that time will not be admitted.

How can I sign up for a Weekends Are Wild program?

No sign-up is necessary. Participants are welcome to drop-in but should be aware that once the gates are closed there is no way to enter the Zoo until it opens at 10:00 a.m.

Do we need to bring anything with us for the program?

Participants should dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a pair of binoculars. A water bottle and snacks placed in a backpack or similar carrier is strongly suggested.

What is the weather policy for Weekends are Wild Walks?

These programs will not run if the Zoo has been closed (Code E or A) or delayed (Code D) due to inclement weather. Check the Zoo’s website homepage for any weather related closings.