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Upcoming Themed Days
Join YOUR San Antonio Zoo as we celebrate special themed days nearly every month. During each of the days listed below, we will have activities and crafts from 10am - 2pm in the Nature Spot and throughout the Zoo that are centered around each theme.
April 27th: Party for the Planet/World Tapir Day. Come celebrate Earth day and World Tapir day with the zoo for our annual Party for the Planet! Spend the day creating art out of natural materials, learning how to reduce your carbon footprint, and getting your face painted. We’ll also be celebrating World Tapir Day, so be sure and stop by our favorite tapir, Cruz, where you’ll have a chance to learn all about these amazing animals.
May 11th: International Migratory Bird Day. Activities will include games, face painting, keeper talks, live bird presentations, and guided tours of our birds.
May 25th: Hippo Day. Come help us celebrate our Zoo’s Hippo birthday party! Enjoy fun games, face painting, keeper talks, and volunteer hippo presentations.
June 8th: World Oceans Day. Join YOUR San Antonio Zoo as we partner with AZA and The Ocean Project to celebrate World Oceans Day! We will have activities throughout the zoo that develop awareness and encourage the protection of our ocean and its inhabitants.
June 29th: Mud Day-only in the Nature Spot. Help us celebrate International Mud Day in the Nature Spot! We will be making mud soup, going on a mud bug hunt, running in a mud race, and many more activities. Don’t forget to bring a towel and a change of clothes!
July 27th: International Tiger Day. Join YOUR San Antonio Zoo for International Tiger Day on Saturday July 27th, 2013. We’ll have games and activities throughout the zoo that develop awareness and encourage the protection of these beautiful and critically endangered big cats. Learn what you can do for tigers! This event is FREE with zoo admission. Hope to see you there!
August 3rd: Butterfly Day. Join YOUR San Antonio Zoo on Saturday August 3rd, 2013 for Butterfly Day from 10am-2pm. Learn what the zoo does for butterflies, get up close with native and exotic invertebrates, plant a butterfly plant, and learn what you can do to attract butterflies to your own backyard! This event is FREE with zoo admission. Hope to see you there!
August 24th: Okapi Day. Join YOUR San Antonio Zoo for Okapi Day on Saturday August 24th, 2013. We’ll have keeper talks, games and activities throughout the zoo that develop awareness and encourage the protection of these beautiful and rare animals. This event is FREE with zoo admission. Hope to see you there!
September 7th: Reptile Day featuring our Komodo Dragons. Join YOUR San Antonio Zoo for Reptile Day on Saturday September 7, 2013. Enjoy games, activities, and presentations throughout the zoo where you’ll learn all about our favorite scaly friends. This event is FREE with zoo admission. Hope to see you there!
October 12th: Bat Day. Join YOUR San Antonio Zoo for Bat Day on Saturday October 12, 2013. Games, activities, and presentations will be held throughout the zoo by Education staff members and our very own short-tailed fruit bat keepers. This event is FREE with zoo admission. Hope to see you there!
November 9th: Harvest Day. Enjoy the cooler weather by coming out for Harvest Day at YOUR San Antonio Zoo! Join us on Saturday November 9, 2013 as we celebrate fall with colorful leaves, terrific turkeys and corn field critters. Bring the whole family for exciting games and activities that teach you all about the pollinating critters that make this season possible! This event is FREE with zoo admission.
Direct from the North Pole, Santa Claus will be flying into the San Antonio Zoo. Come have your picture taken with the jolly man himself on November 30th, December 1st, 7th and 8th, 14th and 15th, and 21st and 22nd from 10am – 2pm. While you wait you can enjoy complementary hot coco and cookies, learn about eco-friendly holiday decorations, and add an ornament to our giving tree. Don’t forget to bring a camera! This event is FREE with zoo admission.
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