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Home School Workshops

  • Home School Workshops provide a fun, science themed, educational workshop.
  • Geared for multilevel age groups including a discussion on the given topic, live animal presentations, when available, and a hands-on activity or game.
  • All programs are 45 minutes long
  • Workshops are $6 a child
  • Held on the first Thursday of the month
    • 10 am for Elementary levels
    • 11 am for Middle School levels
  • Held on the third Thursday of the month
    • 10 am for Elementary levels
    • 11 am-1 pm High School educational program then interactive lab
    • Date Time       Topic
      Elementary    All 10:00am  
      Jan. 3 Mammal, Reptile or Bird?
      Jan. 17 Bird Conservation
      Feb. 7 Food Chains
      Feb. 21 Predator or Prey
      March 7 Conservation
      March 21 Wetlands
      April 4 It’s Not Easy Being Green
      April 18 Sounding Defensive
      May 2 Staying Cool in the Heat
      May 16 Animal Communication
      Middle School  All 11:00am
      Jan. 3 Classification
      Feb. 7 Adaptations
      March 7 Wetlands
      April 4 Earth Day Every Day
      May 2 Natural Selection
      High School All 11:00 am-1:00 pm
      Jan. 17 What is Enrichment?

      & Creation Lab

      Feb. 21
      March 21
      April 18
      May 16

Become a Docent at the Salisbury Zoo

February 17       2pm-4pm    Docent Open House

February 27  March 6,13,20,27  6pm-8pm  Docent Training

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.

Zoo Stampede 5K  Run/Walk

2019 Stampede Form

April 27, 2019  9am

The Salisbury Zoo will host Zoo Stampede sponsored by Vernon Powell on Saturday, April 27 at 9am. The run/walk starts at the Zoo’s east gate and runs thru the City Park and its wooded trails. This race is catered to all runners and walkers and is fun for the whole family! After the race Vernon Powell and the Zoo will give away random prizes to race participants. Prizes will be given to the top finishers in every age category. A Free race tech shirt will be given to the first 150 participants. Age categories start at 12 and under and go up to 70 and above.

 Participants can pre-register for $20.00 at VP Shoes or at the Salisbury Zoo.  Participants may also register on the day of the race for $25.00 between 7:30 A.M and 8:30 A.M. at the Zoo’s East Gate (opposite Ben’s Red Swings). Salisbury Zoo Tech shirts will go out to the first 150 applicants, so register today! For more information, call Mary Seemann at 443-944-0357 or email mseemann@salisbury.md

Earth Day

April 27, 10am-4pm

The Salisbury Zoo will hold its annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The event is free to the public! The goal of this event is to promote environmental awareness and educate visitors on how they can be good stewards to the earth. The Zoo will host over 20 earth friendly organizations, including: Phillips Wharf Environmental, Marine Animal Rescue Program, UMES 4H & USDA, Lenape Manetu, Chesapeake AAZK Chapter, Lower Shore Herb Society, Coast Kids, Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, Wicomico County Health Dept., Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delmarva Discovery Center, Lower Shore Land Trust, City of Salisbury Water Treatment, City of Salisbury Recycling and more. Along with the exhibitors there will be other Earth Day activities during the event which include: zookeeper talks, recycled craft activities, face painting and animal meet and greets.

Bunk With The Beasts

May 17-18  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, first come first serve. The campout 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.

Members and Sponsors Zoo Picnic

June 1     5pm-7:30pm

Members and Sponsors Picnic at the Salisbury Zoo
Enjoy a picnic-style buffet with all the fix’ins!
Bounce house and Corn Hole
Music on the Zoo Stage
*must be a current member or sponsor, invites will be mailed

Pollinator Week

June 27 – 22   9am-4:20pm

Information coming soon!

Bunk With The Beasts

June 21 – 22  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, first come first serve. The campout 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.

Pollinator Day

June 22   9am-1pm

Come join the Salisbury Zoo and Lower Eastern Shore Beekeepers Association celebrate Pollinator week on Saturday, June 22, 9am to 1pm at the Salisbury Zoo! Local Beekeepers and Master Gardener’s will on hand with information about beekeeping and about pollinators.  Children and adults can make their very own pollinator seed bombs as well as other arts and craft activities! FREE

Fun Fridays at the Zoo

June 28   4:30-7:30pm

July 26   4:30-7:30pm

August 23   4:30-7:30pm

Information coming soon!

Bunk With The Beasts

September 13-14   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, first come first serve. The campout 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.

Not so Scary Halloween Happening

October 19 & 26    1pm-4pm

Halloween Happening is the biggest Halloween event on the Eastern Shore. Sponsored by Gateway Subaru, 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 19th and Saturday, October 26th from 1pm-4pm. Children will be able to” Trick or Treat” throughout the Zoo, participate in Halloween games, educated about animals, and the whole family can compete in a costume contest! Advance tickets are $8 per child with one free adult ticket per child. At the gate tickets are $8 per child and $2 for each adult. For more information call 443-944-0636.

Zoo Closed Thanksgiving Day

November 28

The Zoo will re-open November 29th

Cookies with Santa

December 7 & 21      Noon – 4pm

Information coming shortly!

Critter Christmas

December 14      Noon – 4pm

Information coming shortly!

Zoo Closed Christmas Day

December 25th

The Zoo will re-open December 26th