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Events

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!

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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

August 31, September 7, 14, 21       7:00pm – 7:45pm  Virtually

September 25th   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 – IS BACK!

Story time will be the 2nd and 4th Tuesday in June, July, August and September at 10:00 AM.

We will be outside around the stage, distanced from each other and the number limited to 15 families.  Spots will be marked on the lawn in front of the stage to assist with required social distancing.  Families please bring a blanket or folding chairs to enjoy the program.  This is a free program and will be first come, first serve. Programming will be focused to ages 2 to 5.  Topics can be found on the calendar.

The format will include songs, facts about the animal of the day, and a story.  Children will be provided a themed craft to take home.
This program is weather permitting and there will not be rain dates. 

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Salisbury University Metal Menagerie at the Zoo

May 18 to June 4

Sculpture  from students, staff and faculty from the Salisbury University Art Department will be on display throughout the grounds of the Salisbury Zoo as part of the 2nd  Metal Menagerie from May 18-June 4th. All work was cast in the new foundry in the 3D Arts Center at SU during the Spring semester.

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Fun Friday at the Zoo

July 23rd, 2021         4:30pm to 7:30pm

Join the Salisbury Zoo’s Fun Friday with Live music, Food Truck, Craft Beer and Activities for the kids!

Enjoy an evening at the Zoo at Fun Friday, July 23rd 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Along with great music, food and activities for the kids, the Zoo will be celebrating the Andean Bear!

What is included with the ticket :

Music, Education Animal Ambassadors Encounters, Andean Bear Presentation, Craft activities for the kids.

What is not included with the ticket:

Food Truck:  Varied prices.

Craft Beer from EVO: $5 a beer (must be 21 years and older to consume alcohol)

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Bunk with the Beasts – TBD

Due to the situation of gathering limitations while still dealing with COVID, these 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 Camp 2021

For campers entering 6th to 8th grades

July 26 to July 30

Who wants to be a zookeeper? Go behind-the-scenes to learn what working in a zoo is all about. Daily assist keepers in exhibits, find out what enrichment is  and how it’s used.  Learn some of the conservation projects the zoo focuses on, and discover how exhibits are designed and built for specific animals. $5 per camper fee will be put directly to the Association of Zookeeper’s conservation project of the class’s choice! Drop off at 8:00 am, curriculum focus 9:00-3:00 pm, pick up by 5:00 pm.  Zoo Camp has limited openings and will be first come, first served until all places are filled.

$135 FOSZ members, $150 non-members

Complete the REGISTRATION FORM and someone from our education department will contact applicants on availability and to collect payment.  For additional questions, contact the Education Department at 443-944-0636.

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Fun Fridays

August 26th 4:30pm-7:30pm

More information to come

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Zoo Members and Sponsors Picnic

September 11  5pm-7pm

This picnic is for Zoo members, Docents and Sponsors. An E-vite will be emailed.

Spooktacular Halloween

October 9  1pm-4pm

Spooktacular Halloween is designated for families with special needs members.

October 9th 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Enjoy this very special, not scary Halloween event designated specifically for special needs families.

The first half hour will be designated for those that want to participate in Halloween themed games, then families will be able to Trick or Treat on the Candy Trail around the Zoo.

We encourage everyone that would like to dress up, to join in. The whole family can get into the spirit of Halloween and dress up as a themed group!

Everyone is welcome to dress up, but we do ask that the costumes be scare-free and kid friendly.

Not so Scary Halloween Happening

October 16 and October 23     1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This event is designed for children 10 and under who may not want the scary parts of a Halloween event.

Children will Trick or Treat on the Candy Trail around the Zoo and be able to participate in Halloween games.

We have a family costume contest! We encourage the whole family to get into the spirit of Halloween, dress up as a themed group and enter the contest.

Everyone is welcome to dress up, but we do ask that the costumes be scare-free and kid friendly.

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FREE:
*trick-or-treat trail
*costume contest
PAID ITEMS: ranging from 50¢ to $2.00
*additional games
*face painting
*concessions including baked goods

Zoo Closed Thanksgiving Day

Cookies with Santa

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

Visit with Santa, consume yummy cookies and drinks, and listen to a holiday story.  At our Cookies with Santa event every child will be able to make a commemorative holiday craft and have time to chat with Santa.

$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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Critter Christmas

December11     1:00pm-4:00pm

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 serve as gifts, or decorate your home and spread Christmas cheer. Some of the craft projects are free and some require a small fee. Word is that Santa will be stopping by to see how operations are going. Children will be able to visit with Santa 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!

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Zoo Closed Christmas Day

December 25th

The Zoo will re-open December 26th