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Salisbury Zoo

National Pollinator Week

June 18 - June 24

Join the Salisbury Zoo and the City of Salisbury celebrate national Pollinator Week, June 18th thru June 24th. The City of Salisbury became the 100th become certified as a Bee City USA affiliate this year.  Activity schedule will be posted shortly. Did you know that 90% of the worlds plants depend on pollinators to reproduce?

Ben's Red Swings Closing

June 11th - June 27th
Ben's Red Swings will be closed June 11th –  June 27 for resurfacing. This is a much needed upgrade to the park. We appreciate your patience!

Ben's Red Swings 13th Annual Ben Layton Memorial 5K

13th Annual Ben Layton Memorial 5K Run/Walk

$259:00AM EDT- 11:00AM EDT
 Price increases after May 31, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT
 
Limited Spots visit the below link to sign up

13th Annual Ben Layton Memorial 5K Run/Walk - 17 and UNDER

$159:00AM EDT- 11:00AM EDT Registration ends June 8, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT
 
 
 

Home School Programs

All programs are 45 minutes long.  Each month we host programs on the first Thursday at 10 am for Elementary levels and 11 am for Middle School levels.  The same topic is presented again on the third Thursday of the month at 10 am for Elementary levels. Workshops are $6 a child. We offer a discount if you register for the full season; each session is only $5.  Call 443-944-0636 to register.

Date
Time
      Topic
Elementary            
All 10:00am         

Sept. 7 & 21

Rainforest Habitats
Oct 5 & 19

Unusual Animals
Nov 2 & 16

Teeth & Bones
Dec 7 & 21

Polar Bears
Jan 4 & 18

Incredible Invasives
Feb 1 & 15

Diet & Enrichment
March 1 & 15

Backyard Habitats
April 5 & 19

Great Decomposers
May 3 & 17
 
Animal Care in the Zoo
 
 
 
Middle School
 All 11:00am               
 
Sept 7

Cartoons and Bumper Stickers (bring your favorite or a picture of it!)
Oct 5
 
Living with Fire
Nov 2 
What's in the Water?
Dec 7
 
Designing a Habitat
Jan 4
 
Dilemmas
Feb 1
 
Treatment Plants
March 1
 
Sea Turtles International
April 5
 
Wetland Habitats
May 3
 
Wetland Weirdos

4th Fridays at the Salisbury Zoo

June 22nd, July 27th, August 24th 2018, 4:30pm-7:30pm

Join the Salisbury Zoo for 4th Friday! This event gives visitors a chance to come to the Zoo after regular visiting hours. Not only can visitors tour the Zoo after hours they can participate in “Wild Art” art activities, with Zoo staff and The Herb Society. Zoo docents will be on grounds for education animal encounters. For more information call 443-944-0357.

Bunk With The Beasts

June 29th, 2018 6pm-9am

You don’t have to travel across the world to take your family on an exotic vacation. Just join the Zoo with our Bunk with the Beasts Camping Adventure! This overnight adventure includes dinner, a guided tour, fun activities, animal encounters, a night hike thru the Zoo and a continental breakfast the next morning. Campers need to bring their own tents, sleeping bags and flashlights. Some tents will be available to rent at $25 a tent, first come first serve.

The camp out is designed for families with children ages 4 and older.

The cost is $35 per person. Credit Cards are accepted. Space is limited.

Call 443-944-0636 for reservations and more information.

Bunk With The Beasts

September 14th, 2018 6pm-9am

You don’t have to travel across the world to take your family on an exotic vacation. Just join the Zoo with our Bunk with the Beasts Camping Adventure! This overnight adventure includes dinner, a guided tour, fun activities, animal encounters, a night hike thru the Zoo and a continental breakfast the next morning. Campers need to bring their own tents, sleeping bags and flashlights. Some tents will be available to rent at $25 a tent, first come first serve.

The camp out is designed for families with children ages 4 and older.

The cost is $35 per person. Credit Cards are accepted. Space is limited.

Call 443-944-0636 for reservations and more information.

Halloween Happenings

October 13th & 20th, 2018 1pm-4pm

Halloween Happening is the biggest Halloween event on the Eastern Shore. The event provides Halloween themed activities for children 10 and under who may not want to participate in the scarier parts of a Halloween event. The event runs on Saturday, October 13th and on the following Saturday, October 20th from 1pm-4pm. Children will be able to” Trick or Treat” throughout the Zoo, participate in Halloween games, educated about animals, go thru a hay bale maze and compete in a costume contest! For more information call 443-944-0636.

Cookies with Santa

December 1st & 15th, 2018 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Children will enjoy a festive afternoon at the zoo creating a holiday craft and eating some yummy cookies.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit so everyone is able to share their wish list and take a picture.  Friends Of the Salisbury Zoo members $8, non members $10.  Registration includes one adult per child.  Registration is required. 443-944-0636

Critter Christmas

Dec. 8th 2018 noon-4pm
Santa needs your help! Because there are so many people on the nice list this year, Santa has decided to set up a workshop right here at the Salisbury Zoo! At this workshop you will be helping Santa create over 12 different craft projects to give as gifts, or decorate your home and spread Christmas cheer. You can purchase a passport for $8 and your child will be able to create one of each craft offered or you can choose from the a-la-cart menu.  The craft projects range from $.50-$1.00 each. Each station's craft items are prepacked so if your little one has had all the fun he/she can stand for the afternoon, you can pick up your kits and finish them at home, on  your own.  We do have two free crafts in the mix too. Word is Santa and Mrs. Claus are stopping by to see how operations are going. Children will be able to visit with the Mr. & Mrs. Claus at the Conservation Center during the event. Don’t miss this fun filled opportunity for the whole family to get into the holiday spirit and to create special memories. There will be a craft fair held in conjunction with the workshop. Proceeds from the event benefit the Salisbury Zoo's Education Department. Call 443-944-0636 for more info.