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Home School Workshops

Due to the situation of gathering limitations while still dealing with COVID, this event is on hold for this year. We hope to be able to have life back to normal soon and will post updates for this year’s event as they come available.

Become a Docent at the Salisbury Zoo!

educating kids about owlsWant to be a Zoo volunteer?
Then become a Docent! Zoo volunteers have an interest in wild animals, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn. No experience is necessary-we will teach you everything you need to know.

What do Zoo Volunteers do?
Volunteers help with education programs such as guided tours, live animal presentations, and school programs. Volunteers serve as on-site experts for our guests. They share their knowledge of animals, nature, and conservation with visitors. Volunteers help out with the Zoo’s special events, such as Halloween Happening, Earth Day and Critter Christmas. They have the opportunity to help with the care and handling of the Education Program Animal Collection. These animals are used in education programs at the Zoo, in schools, and at community events. Volunteers must complete a pre-requisite number of hours and attend extra training to be involved. Call 443-944-0636 for more information and to register for the training.

Docent Training: Virtual

February 2, 9, 16, 23       7:00pm – 7:45pm  Virtually

February 20   2:00pm-2:30pm at the Zoo

Want to volunteer at the Zoo? Become a Zoo Docent with our education department. Due current COVID restriction we are offering most of the training online.  Call 443-944-0636 for more information and to register for Docent training.

Story Time – TBD

We hope to be able to offer Story Time somewhere in the near future.  As things develop, we will update our schedule here.

Due to the situation of gathering limitations while still dealing with COVID, this event is on hold for this year. We hope to be able to have life back to normal soon and will post updates for this year’s event as they come available.

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Go Wild about Reading 2021

Date TBD

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Salisbury Zoo and Eastern Shore Literacy Association have partnered with a variety of community organizations to offer a FREE fun night at the Zoo.  Children will learn about zoo animals through a variety of literacy activities.  Partners will provide information on the various services they can provide the public.

*Activities will be offered for preschool (3-4 year olds), primary students (K-2nd), & intermediate students (3rd-5th).
*This is a great way to Avoid the Summer Reading Setback and get information on Summer Reading programs from local libraries.
*Learn about lots of great opportunities to explore literature through local community groups.
*Have the opportunity to connect with organizations that love reading and want to assist with providing educational opportunities for children.

*Have the opportunity to purchase dinner and desert on site.
*All children must be accompanied by an adult
*Registration form

Virtual Earth Day 2021

April 24th           10am to 4pm

Due to the situation of gathering limitations due to COVID, we will be doing this event virtually on our social media outlets.   Check back for updates. 

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Virtual Zoo Stampede 2021

April 24

Join the Salisbury Zoo and Vernon Powell Shoe Company for the Virtual Zoo Stampede 5K Run/Walk 2021! $20 registration fee includes a Free New Balance Short Sleeve Tech Shirt to the first 125 registrants.
The Zoo Stampede will be virtual this year. The race will span from April 22nd, 8am – April 24th, 3:00pm 2021. Complete your 5K from anywhere, straight from your door or on your favorite path. If you are new to run/walks, you can spread your run over those 3 days until 3pm on April 24th. 100% of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Salisbury Zoo.
Here is how it works:
This virtual run/walk can be done in the comfort of your own neighborhood and can be completed anytime between 8am April 22 thru April 24 at 3pm.
You can run, walk or both
Be sure to take a selfie with your race number, and time if you’d like and share through the https://www.givesignup.org/…/VirtualZooStampede5KRunWal… photo page post on social media with the hashtags #salisburyzoostampede2021
Here is what you will receive:
* Free New Balance Tech Shirt for the first 125 race applicants
* Printable Bib Number
* All participants will be eligible to have lots of chances to win awesome give-a-ways from Vernon Powell Shoe Company at the “After Race Live Give-Away” on Youtube at 4pm April 24th.
visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR0ixJNfv0c&feature=youtu.be
Winners of the prizes must have race bib and show drivers license when picking up give-away at Vernon Powell Shoe Company.
* Satisfaction that you have supported your Salisbury Zoo!
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Bunk with the Beasts – TBD

Due to the situation of gathering limitations while still dealing with COVID, this events are on hold for this year. We hope to be able to have life back to normal soon and will post updates for this year’s event as they come available.

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Junior Zookeeper 2021

Junior Zoo Keeper Camp      July 26 to July 30

For students entering Grades 6-8

It is our hope that we can go forward with this camp, but with the uncertainty of COVID restrictions, we cannot guarantee that this event will happen.  Check back for updates.

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Calling all Junior Keepers! Do you want to learn how our keepers works with and care for our animals, and construct some of the fun enrichment items our animals enjoy? Salisbury Zoo is hosting a 1-week Jr. ZooKeeper Camp for campers entering the 6th to 8th grades.  Aftercare is available, as are discounts for multiple campers from one family group.

Fun Fridays 2021 – TBD

June 25, July 23 & August 26th 4:30pm-7:30pm

It is our hope that we can go forward with our Fun Fridays but with the uncertainty of COVID restrictions, we cannot guarantee that this event will happen.  Check back for updates.

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Pollinator Week and Day 2021 – TBD

June 21 to June 27     June 25 is Pollinator Day

Last year we were happy to provide a virtual event. We hope to be able to have life back to normal soon and will post updates for this year’s event as they come available. Check back for updates.

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Spooktacular Halloween – TBD

(for Special Needs Families)

October 9  1pm-4pm

It is our hope that we can go forward with our Spooktacular Halloween, but with the uncertainty of COVID restrictions, we cannot guarantee that this event will happen.  Check back for updates.

Not so Scary Halloween Happening – TBD

October 16 and October 23     1pm-4pm

It is our hope that we can go forward with our Halloween Happening, but with the uncertainty of COVID restrictions, we cannot guarantee that this event will happen.  Check back for updates.

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Zoo Closed Thanksgiving Day

 

Cookies with Santa – TBD

December 4th             1:00pm-4:00pm

It is our hope that we can go forward with our Halloween Happening, but with the uncertainty of COVID restrictions, we cannot guarantee that this event will happen.  Check back for updates.

Event Information: Take the kids to the Zoo and enjoy an afternoon with Santa. Along with cookies and a drink, kids will make a holiday craft. Call 443-944-0636 to sign up. Hurry! Limited spaces available.

$15 per child with 1 adult and $2 per additional adult.

Zoo Membership Special: $10 per child with 1 adult and $1 per additional adult.

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Special Critter Christmas for Special Needs families – TBD

December 5     1:00pm-2:30pm

It is our hope that we can go forward with our Critter Christmas for Special Needs Families, but with the uncertainty of COVID restrictions, we cannot guarantee that this event will happen.  Check back for updates.

Critter Christmas – TBD

December11     1:00pm-4:00pm

It is our hope that we can go forward with our Critter Christmas, but with the uncertainty of COVID restrictions, we cannot guarantee that this event will happen.  Check back for updates.

Event Information: 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 a dozen different craft projects to five as gifts, decorate your home and spread Christmas cheer. Some of the craft projects are free and some require a small fee. Word is that Santa and Mrs. Claus are stopping by to see how operations are going. Children will be able to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus 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 information.

CALLING ALL CRAFTERS: If you are a crafter and have goodies to sell, consider participating on our event. Registration forms can be found

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Zoo Closed Christmas Day

December 25th

The Zoo will re-open December 26th