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Themed days

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 5th: Get OUT and PLAY Day 
Like playing outside but not sure where to go?  Bring your family to the San Antonio Zoo on Saturday April 5, 2014 from 10am-2pm for Get OUT and PLAY Day!  Organizations from around San Antonio, including Texas Parks and Wildlife, San Antonio Natural Areas, and University of the Incarnate Word, will have exciting nature-based activities set up throughout the zoo.  This event is FREE with zoo admission.  Hope to see you there!

 

April 19th: Party for the Planet
Join YOUR San Antonio Zoo in celebrating Earth Day with AZA's annual Party for the Planet!  Spend the day creating art out of natural materials, learning how to reduce your carbon footprint, and helping the planet.  This event is FREE with zoo admission.  Hope to see you there!

May 10th: International Migratory Bird Day. 
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) on May 10th, 2014 at YOUR San Antonio Zoo!  Activities will be held throughout the Zoo from 10:00a.m to 2:00p.m. including crafts, games, keeper talks, and live bird presentations.  This event is FREE with the purchase of zoo admission.

 

 June 7th: World Oceans Day
Join YOUR San Antonio Zoo as we partner with AZA and The Ocean Project to celebrate World Oceans Day!  On Saturday June 7, 2014 from 10am-2pm we will have activities throughout the zoo that develop awareness and encourage the protection of our ocean and its inhabitants.  This event is FREE with your zoo admission. Hope to see you there!


June 28th: Mud Day
Join YOUR San Antonio Zoo on Saturday June 28th and help us celebrate International Mud Day in the Nature Spot!  From 10am-2pm 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! This event is FREE with zoo admission.  Hope to see you there!

  

August 9th: Safari Day
Join YOUR San Antonio Zoo on Saturday August 9th in celebrating Safari Day!  Bring your family from 10am to 2pm to learn all about the animals of Africa.  Exciting activities, games, and crafts will be conducted in the Nature Spot and throughout the zoo.  This event is FREE with the purchase of zoo admission. 

 

September 6th: Komodo Dragon Day
Join YOUR San Antonio Zoo for Reptile Day on Saturday September 6, 2014.  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 11th: Bat Day
Join YOUR San Antonio Zoo as we celebrate the third annual San Antonio Bat Fest with Bat Day!  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 15th: Harvest Day
Enjoy the cooler weather by coming out for Harvest Day at YOUR San Antonio Zoo!  Join us on Saturday November 15, 2014 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 29th, 30th, December 6th and 7th, 13th and 14th, and 20th and 21st 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..