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Salisbury Zoo

Butterfly Garden Raffle

Now until April 26th 3pm
Transform your garden into an enchanting sanctuary for butterflies and birds. The Salisbury Zoo will be holding a raffle for a complete Butterfly Garden at our Earth Day Event on Saturday, April 26th. The Butterfly Garden includes bushes and flowers of various shapes and colors including: Arrowwood Viburnum, Butterfly Bushes, Turtleheads, and Beebalms, The garden consists of flowers and grases that are appealing to the eye and the butterfly. Best of all, the Butterfly Garden is low maintenance; sit back, and let the wildlife come to you! As an added bonus a gorgeous Bird Bath is included to complete your backyard haven.
Support the Education Department at the Salisbury Zoo by purchasing your tickets today! tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 tickets for $20. Click HERE to order your tickets. 

Home School Programs

All programs are 45 minutes long, held on the first Thursday of the month at 10 am and the third Thursday at 3 pm. Workshops are $6 a child. Call 410-546-3440 to register.

March 6  
10:00 am 
Scales, Slime, Fur, & Feathers  
March 20
3:00 pm 
Scales, Slime, Fur, & Feathers  
April 3  
10:00 am
Local Invertebrates 
April 17  
3:00 pm  
Local Invertebrates 
May 1 
10:00 am 
May 15 
3:00 pm  
June 5    
Incredible Invasives
June 19 
Incredible Invasives 
July 3
Explore the African Savannah
July 17      
Explore the African Savannah
August 7  
Here Kitty Kitty - Big Cats! 
August 21 
Here Kitty Kitty - Big Cats! 

Story Time Is Back!

March 4th, 2014 10am-11am Every Tuesday until November
Story Time is held in the ESBA Education building and is for children 3 to 5
years old. It is a free event. Space is limited. All children must be accompanied
by an adult.

The Beastro Opens

March 29th, 2014 10:30am-3:30pm
The Salisbury Zoo's concession, "The Beastro" opens for the season. Weekends only until June 1st. June 1st until August 31st open everyday. September 1st thru October 26th, weekends only. 
"The Beastro" offers snack and lunch items: hotdogs, personal pizza, chips, hot pretzels, cookies, ice cream, soda and coffee.

Gift Shop Opens

March 29th, 2014
The Ocelot Spot will open for the Season. Hours are 10am-3:30pm.  The shop sells a wide variety of plush items, t-shirts, customized logoed souveniers, jewelry, books, toys and unique fair trade items.
NEW: Zeenies! Eco Warrior dolls made from recyclable materials. Their mission is to save and protect our environment. Check them out in the Zoo's gift shop. A percentage of every sale will be donated by the company to organizations working to preserve the environment and protect all animals and the places they call home.

Zoo Stampede 5K Run Walk

April 26th, 2014 9am
The Salisbury Zoo will host ist annual Zoo Stampede 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 20th 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! There will be random drawings with awesome giveaways and prizes to the top finishers in every age category. Participants can pre-register for $20 at VP Shoes or at the Salisbury Zoo. Printalbe for available here. Participants may also register on the day of the race for $25 between 7:30am and 8:30am at the Zoo's East Gate. Salisbury Zoo Tech shirts will be given for free to the first 150 applicants, so register today! CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM. For more information, call Mary Seemann at (410) 860-6880.

Earth Day

April 26th 10-4pm
Come and celebrate mother earth on Saturday, April 26th 10am-4pm.  There will be environmental activities, games and demonstrations that will help raise awareness about the world we live in. Over 20 Earth-friendly exhibitors will be on hand to educate about how you can become an environmental steward. List of exhibitors to come. For more information call 410-548-3188.

A Real English Tea Party

April 27, 2014 3-5pm
Join the Lower Shore Herb Society at the Salisbury Zoo for an afternoon of tea and refreshments. Guest speakers: Chris Himmel & Henriette Den Ouden of Habanera Farms will speak on using herbs and teas to promote health. Tickets are limited. Call Leonora Dillon at 410-546-3440. Tickets are $12 a person.

Wild About Reading (Date Change)

May 8, 2014 6pm-7:30pm
Salisbury Zoo and Eastern Shore Reading Council have partnered with professors from Salisbury University, and Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset libraries to offer a FREE fun night at the Zoo. Children will learn about Zoo animals through a variety of literacy activities. The event is rain or shine. Acitivites will be offered for preschool (3-4 year olds), primary students (K-2nd), & intermediate studens (3rd-5th). This is a great way to "Avoid the Summer Reading Setback" and get information on "Summer Reading" programs from local libriaries. All children must be accopanied by an adult. Registration is required. Click here for registration form.

Chipotle Cause an Effect!

May 13th 4pm-10pm
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundaiser to support the Salisbury Zoo. Justcome into the Salisbury Chipotle on Rt. 13 & West College Ave. on Tuesday, May 13th, from 4pm-10pm, and bring in this flyer (clik here to download flyer), or show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier and they'll they'll get 50% of the proceeds.
Thanks Chipotle! 

Don't Fry Day

May 23, 2014 9am-4:30pm

Bunk with the Beasts (Scouts)

May 30th, 2014 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 a cookout, a guided tour, fun 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. Some tents will be available to rent at $25 a tent, first come first serve.
The campout is designed for families with children ages 4 and older. The cost is $20 per person. Credit cards are accepted. Space is limited. 

World Oceans Day

June 6, 2014 10am-4pm

Docent Open House - summer

June 8, 2014 1pm-3:30pm

Bunk with the Beasts (Family)

June 13, 2014 6pm-9am
You don't have to travel across the world to take you family on a exotic vaction. Just join the Zoo with our Bunk with the beasts Camping Adventure! This overnight adventure includes a cookout, a guided tour, fun activities, animal encounters, a night hike thru the Zoo and a continental breakfast the next morning. Campers ned to bring their own tents, sleeping bags and flashlights. Some tents will be available to rent at $25 a tent, first come first serve.
The campout is designed for families with children ages 4 and older. The cost is $20 per person. Credit Cards are accepted. Space is limited. To reserve your space call 410-546-3440. 

Ben's Red Swings Community Playground 10th Anniversary Celebration

June 14, 2014 11am-4pm
Built in the week of May 11-16 of 2004 by the efforts of more than 4000 volunteers, Ben's Red Swings will celebrate its 10th year as part of the City Park of Salisbury, Maryland.
Join us: Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 11am to 4pm at the playground. Come and enjoy music, free carnival activities, and the playground. Food will be available for purchase, orbring a picnic lunch. Shuttle busing from the Civic Center parking area will be available.
9th Annual Ben Layton Memorial 5K Run/2 Mile Fun Walk June 14 at 9am.
 Click here to download a race form.

Docent Training (all week)

June 16th, 2014 2pm-4pm
Docent training begins June 16th thru June 20th from 2pm-4pm. If you are interested in finding out more on becoming a docent, please come to the Docent Open House on June 8th at 1pm in the Zoo's Education building. Call 410-546-3440 to register. 

Zoo Camp Starts

June 23, 2014
Summer Camp programs for children in Kindergarten to 8th grade. For more information and registration click here for Zoo Camp brochure. 


June 28th, 2014 5pm-10pm
The best party of the summer! Join the Salisbury Zoo at Zoobilation. This event features over 15 local restaurants and wine & beer tastings. Music is by "On the Edge". Tickets are $60 a piece, must be 21 or older to attend. For tickets visit or call 410-742-3977.

Special Friends of the Salisbury Zoo Picnic

August 9 5pm-8pm
This is a picnic for Zoo members. If you would like to become a Friend of the Salisbury Zoo press the membership button on this website. If you have any questions call 410-860-6880.

Docent Open House

August 17 12:30pm-3:30pm
Want to become an animal embassador? Then come learn about our Volunteer Docent program on Sunday August 17, 12:30pm. Call 410-546-3440 for more information and registration.

Coastal Cleanup

September 6, 2014 9am-noon
Want to make a difference? Come down to the Salisbury Zoo and help cleanup one of the Wicomico's tributaries that runs thru the City of Salisbury's Park. Meet at the Zoo's education department. Bags and plastic gloves will be provided. T-shirts will be given while supplies last. Sponsored by Delmarva Power. For more information call 410-860-6880. 

Go Wild with Art

September 20th, 2014 12pm-3pm
Do you possess a passion for art or wildlife? Come explore, discover and create at Go Wild with Art event hosted by the Salisbury Zoo and the Art Institute and Gallery. Go Wild with Art will be held at the Salisbury Zoo on Saturday, September 20th 12pm-4pm. This event is for all ages who loveto create and explore. While most activities are free, some require a small fee. Classes offered will include: Animal Origami, Australian Aboriginal Art, Animal Shape Drawing, Plein Air Painting, Collage, Water Color, Chalk Drawing, Photo-walks, and demonstrations. To register please print out the registraion form here. For more information call 410-548-3188 

Nightmare at the Zoo

Oct. 31st, November 1st 7pm-10pm
Come get scared out of your wits at the Salisbury Zoo's Nightmare at the Zoo. This is a new scarier event that will be held Oct. 31st & Nov. 1st 7pm-10pm. The event will feature a very terrifying tour throughout the Zoo complete with Zombies, ghosts, goblins, vampires and everything frightening. This event is geared for children over 10 years of age. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the gate. Members can receive free tickets to this event or Halloween Happenings (the number of tickets depends on the membership category) For more information call 410-548-3188.

Halloween Happening

October 18 and October 25, 2014 @ 1pm-4pm
This Halloween event is for children 10 and under who may not want the
scary parts of a Halloween event. Children will be able to Trick or Treat throughout
the Zoo, participate in Halloween games and compete in a costume contest!
There will be additional charge for food and some games. Remember to bring your candy buckets. For more information
call 410-546-3440. Tickets on sale now in the Zoo's
Education Department and Administration Office, between 10am and 3:30pm.
Tickets are $5 for children and $2 adults

Event Volunteers!
Want to assist with the event?  Click HERE for options

The zoo will close at Noon Saturday, October 18 and October 25 for final prep on Not So Scary Halloween Happening.

Zoo Closed

November 27, 2014
The Zoo will be closed for Thanksgiving Day. 

Zoo Cleanup

December 6th, 2014 9am-Noon
Come out December 6th between 9am and noon and help volunteers and staff with our fall cleanup. We will be raking out designated areas around the Zoo. Wear old clothes and bring gloves and a rake if you have one. Please call 410-548-3188 to register.

Gift Shop Open for Holiday Shopping

December 8 thru December 13, 2014 11am-3:30pm

Critter Christmas

December 13, 2014 1pm-4pm
Enjoy a day full of fun filled holiday activities; decorate your own ginger bread
cookie, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, make presents for you backyard
friends, peruse the craft fair and make your own tree ornament. Watch
live performances on the Zoo stage and listen to Christmas carols sung by
area school children. Come and enjoy the Zoo as usual, some of the activities
will involve a small fee. Proceeds from the event benefit the Salisbury
Zoo's Education Department.
Call 410-548-3188 for more info.

Crafters wanted for Critter Christmas, please call 410-546-3440 for application or press here for application.

Zoo Closed

December 25, 2014
The Zoo will be closed for Christmas Day.