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Home School Workshops

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  • 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
November 21, 2019 all levels Fall into Science

Hands-on Fall themed science experiments & activities. Find out some things animals do differently in the fall.

December 5, 2019 all levels Taking Flight

Discover the wonders of flight as we conduct various experiments.

January 2, 2020 all levels Weather Science

Learn about what causes weather and how it can effect animals.

February 6, 2020 all levels
March 5,  2020 all levels
April 2, 2020 all levels
May 7, 2020 all levels
June 4, 2020 all levels

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.

Story Time

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

Spooktacular Halloween

(for Special Needs Families)

October 12, 2019 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
(Rain date October 13, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm)

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:
Tickets: $8 per child with one free adult ticket per child and 8 games tickets. $2 for each additional adult. Additional game tickets are available for purchase.
(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

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, be 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.

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 28

The Zoo will re-open November 29th

Cookies with Santa

December 7 & 21    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

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.

1-2:30 p.m. or 3-4:30 p.m.

Please preregister at:

Critter Christmas

December 14      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 wyou 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