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Events

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Story Time

Story time times for 2023 are TBD.

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

Opening May 12th

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 3rd  Metal Menagerie starting May 12. All work was cast in the new foundry in the 3D Arts Center at SU during the Spring semester.

Spooktacular – Sensory Friendly

October 8, 2022 5:00pm-6:30pm

Enjoy this very special, not scary Halloween event that is sensory friendly. This event is focused on children that may benefit from smaller groups.
The event provides Halloween themed games, Education Ambassador Animals, and of course trick-or-treating around the zoo. We encourage the whole family to participate (adults can dress up too). This event is limited to 50 children.

Games: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Trick-or-Treat trail 5:00pm-6:30pm
Spooktacular Halloween is limited in attendance to 50 children so please preregister at: Sensory-Friendly Spooktacular Halloween (givesignup.org)

Tickets: $10 per child with one free adult ticket per child and 8 games tickets. (If siblings would like to attend, but not participate, they do not have to purchase a ticket.)

Sponsored by the Psychology Department at SU and Salisbury Zoo.
For more information call 443-944-0636.

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Not so Scary Halloween Happening

October 15th & 22nd, 2022     1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Halloween Happening at the Salisbury Zoo is the best Halloween event on the Eastern Shore. Sponsored by Gateway Subaru, and produced by the Salisbury Zoo. 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 15th and Saturday, October 22th from 1pm-4pm. Children will be able to Trick-or-Treat through the Zoo, participate in Halloween games, be educated about animals, and participate in a fun Halloween themed afternoon.  The whole family has the opportunity to compete in a family costume contest and don’t miss the chance to visit with the princesses from D’ann Danse.

Advance tickets are $10 per child with one free adult ticket per child. At the gate tickets are $12 per child and $2 for each adult.

You can preorder your tickets at Not So Scary Halloween Happening (givesignup.org)

For more information call 443-944-0636.

Schedule:
1:00 – 4:00pm             Trick or Treating (Candy Trail)
1:00 – 4:00pm             Dance performances and Princesses by D’ann Danse (Candy Trail)
2:30pm                          Halloween Costume Runway, Family Costume Contest (Zoo stage)

We are always in need of good volunteers to assist with this fun event.  For more details check out the details on the Volunteer-information-Form-2022

Zoo Closed Thanksgiving Day

Rockin' Around The Zoo Poster (instagram Post)(1)

Rockin’ Around The Zoo Poster (instagram Post)(1)

Rockin’ Around the Zoo

December 3rd  4:30 pm – 6:00 pm  & December 10th 4:30pm-6:00pm

Come to the Zoo for an evening pajama party to put you in the holiday spirit. The night will begin in the Education Center for a reading of “The Mitten” by Jan Brett and to meet some of the characters from the book.  Hot chocolate will be offered to keep you warm before we head out into the zoo for an evening stroll, singing Christmas Carols along the way.  Please bundle up and bring a flashlight.  Proceeds from the event benefit the Salisbury Zoo’s Education Department. Call 443-944-0636 for more information.

$8 per child and $2 per adult (additional sibling $6)

Rockin’ Around the Zoo – Sensory Friendly

December 4th  4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Come to the Zoo for an evening pajama party to put you in the holiday spirit. This event is specifically for children and families requiring certain sensory accommodations.  The night will begin in the Education Center for a reading of “The Mitten” by Jan Brett and to meet some of the characters from the book.  Hot chocolate will be offered to keep you warm before we head out into the zoo for an evening stroll.  Christmas Carols will be sung at the end of the program with the option to leave prior.  Please bundle up and bring a flashlight.  Proceeds from the event benefit the Salisbury Zoo’s Education Department. Call 443-944-0636 for more information.

$8 per child and $2 per adult (additional sibling $6)

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Cookies with Santa

December 11th  Three Sessions  

10:00am – 11:30am, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  &  2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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. Call 443-944-0636 for more information.

$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.

Zoo Closed Christmas Day

December 25th

The Zoo will re-open December 26th