Sunbeam Sundays

Monthly nature walks with the Zoo’s Naturalist for members only.

Member families explore a different natural area of The Zoo on the first Sunday (Member Morning) of each month. Along the way, through games and nature-related investigation, participants learn about the wild animals and native plants that share the zoo grounds with our exhibit fauna and flora. These events are free of charge, but pre-registration is required.

To reserve your space for this event you must be registered on the Zoo’s online store.  If you have not created registration before, click below.  Once you do, you’ll automatically be eligible to sign up for a SunBeam Sunday event.

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Registered guests should meet The Naturalist at 10:30 am at the listed locations.


Sunday, June 4, 2017 – Amazing Transformations – The Story of Pollywogs and Larvae – meet at Creature Encounters

All frogs and many insects live two distinctly different lives. Explore the miraculous life cycles of animals that undergo a complete metamorphosis. This program is exclusively available for Zoo Members.



Sunday, July 2, 2017 – Bringing Up Baby – The Nesting Season – meet at Creature Encounters

Feed me! Feed me! This call may take many forms but most bird parents are instantly alerted to the food needs of their young when alighting on or near their nest. Learn some of the different ways that birds deal with the always stressful activity of raising their young. This program is exclusively available for Zoo Members.