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Home School Workshops

Topics will be posted as decisions are made for programming capabilities.
  • 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
    • 9:30- Pre-K4, K & 1st
    • 10:30- 2nd-5th grade
    • 11:30- 6-8th grade
  • Workshops are $6 a child
  • Typically held on the first Thursday of the month   *Dates may be altered
  • Preregister at 443-944-0636
Date Time Topic
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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 Open House: February 16th  2pm-4pm

Call 443-944-0636 for more information and to register for the training.

Story Time

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

Preschool children and accompanying adults are invited to join Wildlife Interpreters for an animal story and related craft project. Tuesdays at 10:00 am, March through September. Each month we focus on a different topic and weekly focus on an animal within that topic. List of Monthly Topics

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Go Wild about Reading

April 2, 2020 5:00-7:00 pm

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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

Earth Day

April 25, 2020    10am – 4pm

Come celebrate Mother Earth on Saturday, April 25th! This is a free event and promotes environmental awareness and how we can become good stewards of our planet. The Zoo will showcase over 15 earth friendly organizations who will exhibit and provide information about green practices. Along with the exhibitors, there will be other Earth Day activities. Green talks, recycled craft activities, face painting, animal meet and greets and music. We will also celebrate Arbor Day with information about trees and their important role they play in our environment.

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Zoo Stampede

April 25, 2020    9am

The Salisbury Zoo will host its Annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 25th at 9am, rain or shine just before our Earth Day celebration. Sponsored by Vernon Powell Shoes, the Zoo Stampede benefits the Salisbury Zoo and guarantees fun for the whole family! Prizes will be given to the top finishers in every age category as well as random giveaways from VP Shoes and the Zoo. Participants can pre-register for $20   at VP Shoes or at the Salisbury Zoo. Printable form available here. Participants may also register on the day of the race for $25 between 7:30am and 8:30am at the Zoo’s Main entrance. Free customized tech shirts will be given to the first 150 applicants, so register today!  Click here for Race Registration Form.2020 reviesed Stampede Form

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Bunk with the Beasts

May 1, 2020    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 Beast Camping Adventure! This overnight adventure includes dinner, a guided tour, outdoor activities, animal encounter, a night hike thru the Zoo and a continental breakfast the next morning. Campers need to bring their own tents, sleeping bags and flashlights. Tents are available to rent, first come first serve. The camp out is designed for families with children ages 4 and older.

The cost is $35 per person. Space is limited. Call 443-944-0636 for reservations.

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Junior Zookeeper

July 27-31, 2020  8:00 am – 5:00 pm  

For students entering Grades 6-8

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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, July 27th to the 31st, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Aftercare is available, as are discounts for multiple campers from one family group. Sign Up with the link below!

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Fun Fridays

June 26  July 24  August 21    4:30pm-8pm

More info. to come

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Pollinator Week and Day  June 20th-27th

June 20th – June 27th   (week)             June 27th    9am-2pm

The Salisbury Zoological Park will be celebrating National Pollinator Week, June 20 thru June 27, with pollinator friendly activities. National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them. In 2007 the U.S. Senate approved and designated a week in June as “National Pollinator Week”. This was a very positive step to address the decline of pollinator populations. This initiative has spread internationally to get the word out about the importance of the valuable ecosystems provided by pollinators (bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles). Did you know that one third of all of our food that we eat depends on pollinators and over 100 of our crops depend on bees to help them produce?

In March 2018, the City of Salisbury became the 100th Bee City affiliate. Through this affiliation, the City of Salisbury is committed to creating sustainable habitats for pollinators and to educate the public on how they can help. By celebrating National Pollinator Week at the Zoo we can get the community involved in this initiative. During the week, visitors will be able to learn about pollinators throughout the zoo at the Zoo’s herb, pollinator and demonstration vegetable garden. On June 18th, the Zoo’s Story Time program will focus on pollinators. This program is for pre-school children.

Most of the activities will be held on June 27, 10am-2pm. During that day, local bee keepers and master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about bees and other pollinators. Children will be able to participate in pollinator activities. All activities are free. Check the Zoo’s Facebook page that week as we will have daily posts on pollinators.

Spooktacular Halloween

(for Special Needs Families)

To Be Determined if we will have this event

Enjoy this very special, not scary Halloween event for special needs families.
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).
Games: 3:30pm – 4:30 pm
Trick-or-Treat trail 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Spooktacular Halloween will have limited numbers in attendance so please preregister at: Link to come

Admission: MORE INFO TO COME
(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.

Not so Scary Halloween Happening

Zoo CLOSES at 11am in order to prepare for event

To Be Determined if we will have this event

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 17th and Saturday, October 24th from 1pm-4pm. Children will be able to” Trick or Treat” throughout the Zoo, participate in Halloween games, be educated about animals, and the whole family can compete in a costume contest! More info. to come

Want to volunteer to work the event?  Here’s the form to complete and email back to salisburyzooed@gmail.com  Volunteer information Form

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Zoo Closed Thanksgiving Day

November 26th 2020

The Zoo will re-open November 29th

Cookies with Santa

To Be Determined if we will have this event

December 5 & 19,  2020    Two sessions each date     12:00-1:30 pm   &   2:00-3:30 pm

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

To Be Determined if we will have this event

Sunday December 6, 2020             1:30-2:30pm or 3-4:30pm

Join the Salisbury Zoo and Salisbury University students for an event specifically for children and families with special needs.  It will be an afternoon of holiday fun!  Make crafts that you can use to decorate your home or give as gifts.  Salisbury University Psychology students will be presenting a variety of accommodations to our standard craft stations to assist in hopefully creating an enjoyable time for the whole family.  Spaces are limited for how many can attend each session to keep the numbers low.

Please preregister at:  MORE INFO. TO COME

Critter Christmas

To Be Determined if we will have this event

December 12, 2020      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 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 Critter Christmas Craft Fair 2019

Zoo Closed Christmas Day

December 25th

The Zoo will re-open December 26th