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Calendar of Events

Sedgwick County Zoo offers a variety of events and activities for kids ages newborn to 99 years! Click on the event or activity for more information.

February 2016

Feb 1 Mon
Coffee Connections
9:00 a.m.

Feb 2 Tue
Wee Wigglers 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Feb 3 Wed
Winter Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Homeschool Expeditions 10:00 a.m.
Wee Wigglers 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Feb 6 Sat
Zooper Kids 1:30 p.m.
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m.

Feb 9 Tue
Sunset Safari 6:30 p.m.

Feb 10 Wed
Winter Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Senior Wednesday 10:00 a.m.
Ewe & Me 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Feb 11 Thu
Ewe & Me 1:30 p.m.

Feb 12 Fri
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m.

Feb 16 Tue
Get Into Nature 10:00 a.m.
OWLET 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Feb 17 Wed
Winter Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
OWLET 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Feb 20 Sat
Get Into Nature 10:00 a.m.
Backstage Pass 10:30 a.m.

Feb 23 Tue
Tot Tuesday 10:30 a.m.

Feb 24 Wed
Winter Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

March 2016

Mar 1 Tue
Summer Hours Begin Now Open 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mar 2 Wed
Homeschool Expeditions 10:00 a.m.
Wee Wigglers 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Mar 3 Thu
Wee Wigglers 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Mar 5 Sat
Zooper Kids 1:30 p.m.
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m.

Mar 7 Mon
Coffee Connections 9:00 a.m.

Mar 8 Tue
Ewe & Me 10:00 a.m.
Sunset Safari 6:30 p.m.

Mar 9 Wed
Senior Wednesday 10:00 a.m.
Ewe & Me 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Mar 11 Fri
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m.

Mar 12 Sat
Farm Festival: Sheep Shearing 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Junior Behind the Scenes 2:00 p.m.

Mar 14 Mon
Spring Break Week Mon-Fri
WOW Spring Fling 8:00 a.m.

Mar 15 Tue
WOW Spring Fling 8:00 a.m.
Get Into Nature 10:00 a.m.

Mar 16 Wed
WOW Spring Fling 8:00 a.m.
Wheeling Wild Wednesday 5:30 p.m.

Mar 17 Thur
WOW Spring Fling
8:00 a.m.

Mar 18 Fri
WOW Spring Fling
8:00 a.m.

Mar 19 Sat
Get Into Nature 10:00 a.m.

Mar 23 Wed
OWLET 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Mar 24 Thu
OWLET 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Mar 25 Fri
Cocktails with Creatures 6:00 p.m.

Mar 26 Sat
Easter Eggstravaganza 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Mar 29 Tue
Tot Tuesday 10:30 a.m.

April 2016

Apr 2 Sat
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m.

Apr 4 Mon
Coffee Connections 9:00 a.m.

Apr 5 Tue
Wee Wigglers 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Apr 6 Wed
Homeschool Expeditions 10:00 a.m.
Wee Wigglers 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Apr 8 Fri
Creature Campout 5:30 p.m.
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m.

Apr 9 Sat
Zooper Kids 1:30 p.m.

Apr 12 Tue
Sunset Safari 6:30 p.m.

Apr 13 Wed
Senior Wednesday 10:00 a.m.
Ewe & Me 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Apr 14 Thu
Ewe & Me 1:30 p.m.

Apr 15 Fri
Martinis with Macaws 6:00 p.m.

Apr 16 Sat
Get Inot Nature 10:00 a.m.

Apr 19 Tue
Get Into Nature 10:00 a.m.
OWLET 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Apr 20
Wed
OWLET 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Wheeling Wild Wednesday 5:30 p.m.

Apr 21 Thu
Party for the Planet presented by Meritrust, Westar Energy and Black Hills Energy 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Apr 23 Sat
Creature Campout 5:30 p.m.

Apr 26 Tue
Tot Tuesday 10:30 a.m.

May 2016

May 1 Sun
Cinco De Mayo Celebration Noon - 5:00 p.m.

May 2 Mon
Coffee Connections 9:00 a.m.

May 4 Wed
Homeschool Expeditions 10:00 a.m.
Wee Wigglers 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

May 5 Thu
Wee Wigglers 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

May 6 Fri
Creature Campout 5:30 p.m.

May 7 Sat
Zooper Kids 1:30 p.m.
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m.

May 8 Sun
Mother's Day 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

May 10 Tue
Sunset Safari 6:30 p.m.

May 11 Wed
Senior Wednesday 10:00 a.m.

May 13 Fri
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m.

May 17 Tue
Get Into Nature 10:00 a.m.

May 18 Wed
OWLET 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Wheeling Wild 5:30 p.m.

May 19 Thu
OWLET 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

May 21 Sat
Get Info Nature 10:00 a.m.
Farm Festival: Heritage Breeds Day 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

May 24 Tue
Tot Tuesday 10:30 a.m.

May 28 Sat
Endangered Species Day .

June 2016

Jun 3 Fri
Creative Play Day 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Creature Campout 5:30 p.m.

Jun 4 Sat
Zooper Kids 1:30 p.m.
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m.

Jun 6 Mon
Coffee Connection 9:00 a.m.

Jun 7 Tue
Wee Wigglers 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Jun 8 Wed
Senior Wendesday 10:00 a.m.
Wee Wigglers 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Jun 9 Thur
Zookeeper Apprentice: Make a Difference Day 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Jun 10 Fri
Creative Play Day 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Beastly Beers 6:00 p.m.
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m.

Jun 11 Sat
Junior Behind the Scenes 2:00 p.m.

Jun 14 Tue
Sunset Safari 6:30 p.m.

Jun 15 Wed
Wheeling Wild 5:30 p.m.

Jun 16 Thur
Zookeeper Apprentice: Make a Difference Day 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Jun 17 Fri
Creative Play Day 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ape Awareness 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Jun 18 Sat
Get Into Nature 10:00 a.m.
Ape Awareness 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Jun 19 Sun
Father's Day Car Show 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Zoo Tram will not be running today. 

Jun 21 Tue
Get Into Nature 10:00 a.m.
OWLET 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Jun 22 Wed
OWLET 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Jun 23 Thur
Zookeeper Apprentice: Make a Difference Day 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Jun 24 Fri
Creative Play Day 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Jun 25 Sat
Creature Campout 5:30 p.m.

Jun 28 Tue
Tot Tuesday 10:30 a.m.

Jun 30 Thur
Zookeeper Apprentice: Make a Difference Day 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

July 2016

Jul 1 Fri
Creative Play Day 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Jul 2 Sat
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m.

Jul 5 Tue
Twilight Tuesday 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Jul 6 Wed
Wee Wigglers 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Jul 7 Thur
Zookeeper Apprentice: Make a Difference Day 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Wee Wigglers 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Jul 8 Fri
Creative Play Day 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m.

Jul 9 Sat
Zooper Kids 1:30 p.m.

Jul 12 Tues
Twilight Tuesday 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Sunset Safari 6:30 p.m.

Jul 13 Wed
Senior Wednesday
10:00 a.m.

Jul 14 Thur
Zookeeper Apprentice: Make a Difference Day 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Jul 15 Fri
Creative Play Day 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Drunken Botantist 6:00 p.m.

Jul 16 Sat
Get Into Nature 10:00 a.m.

Jul 19 Tue
Twilight Tuesday 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Get into Nature 10:00 a.m.

 Jul 20 Wed
OWLET 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Wheeling Wild Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Jul 21 Thur
Zookeeper Apprentice: Make a Difference Day 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
OWLET 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Jul 22 Fri
Creative Play Day 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Jul 26 Tue.
Twilight Tuesday 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Tot Tuesday 10:30 a.m.

Jul 28 Thur
Zookeeper Apprentice: Make a Difference Day 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Jul 29 Fri
Creative Play Day 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Jul 30 Sat
Farm Festival: County Fair 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

August 2016

Aug 1 Mon
Coffee Connections 9:00 a.m.

Aug 2 Tue
Wee Wigglers 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Aug 3 Wed
Wee Wigglers 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Aug 4 Thur
Zookeeper Apprentice: Make a Difference Day 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Aug 5 Fri
Creative Play Day 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Aug 6 Sat
Back to School Bash 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Zooper Kids1:30 p.m.
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m.

Aug 9 Tue
Sunset Safari 6:30 p.m.

Aug 10 Wed
Senior Wednesday 10:00 a.m.

Aug 11 Thur
Zookeeper Apprentice: Make a Difference Day 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Aug 12 Fri
Creative Play Day 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m.

Aug 16 Tue
Get into Nature 10:00 a.m.
OWLET 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Aug 17 Wed.
OWLET 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Wheeling Wild 5:30 p.m.

Aug 20 Sat
Get into Nature 10:00 a.m.

Aug 23 Tue
Tot Tuesday 10:30 a.m.

Aug 24 Wed
Homeschool Expeditions 10:00 a.m.

September 2016

Sep 2 Fri
Creature Campout 5:30 p.m.

Sep 3 Sat
Zookeeper Kids 1:30 p.m.
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m.

Sep 7 Wed
Homeschool Expeditions 10:00 a.m.
Wee Wigglers 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Sep 8 Thur
Wee Wigglers 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Sep 9 Fri
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m.

Sep 10 Sat
Zoo
Closed 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Zoobilee 6:00 p.m. – midnight

Sep 13 Tue
Ewe & Me
10:00 a.m.
Sunset Safari 6:30 p.m.

Sep 14 Wed
Senior Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Ewe & Me
10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Sep 17 Sat
Get into Nature
10:00 a.m.
Junior Behind the Scenes
2:00 p.m.
Creature Campout
5:30 p.m.

Sep 20 Tue
OWLET
10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Get into Nature
10:00 a.m.

Sep 21 Wed
OWLET
10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Wheeling Wild
5:30 p.m.

Sep 27 Tue
Tot Tuesday 10:30 a.m.

Sep 30 Fri
Beastly Beers Craft Edition 6:00 p.m.

October 2016

Oct 1 Sat
Creature Campout 5:30 p.m.
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m.

Oct 3 Mon
Coffee Connections 9:00 a.m.

Oct 4 Tue
Wee Wiggler 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Oct 5 Wed
Homeschool Expeditions 10:00 a.m.
Wee Wiggler 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Oct 7 Fri.
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m.

Oct 8 Sat
Farm Festival: Bee 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Zooper Kids 1:30 p.m.

Oct 11 Tue
Sunset Safari 6:30 p.m.

Oct 12 Wed
Ewe & Me 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Senior Wednesday 10:00 a.m.

Oct 13 Thu
Ewe & Me 1:30 p.m.

Oct 15 Sat
Monkey Butt Poker Run 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Plant Donation Drive 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get Into Nature 10:00 a.m.
Backstage Pass 10:30 a.m.

Oct 16 Sun
Plant Donation Drive 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Oct 18 Tue
OWLET 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Get Into Nature 10:00 a.m.

Oct 19 Wed
OWLET 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Wheeling Wild 5:30 p.m.

Oct 25 Tue
Tot Tuesday 10:30 a.m.

Oct 28 Fri
Night of the Living Zoo 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Oct 29 Sat
Night of the Living Zoo 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Oct 30 Sun
Night of the Living Zoo 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 

November 2016

Nov 1 Tue
Winter Hours Begin. Zoo Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Nov 2 Wed
Winter Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wee Wigglers 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Homeschool Expeditions 10:00 a.m.

Nov 3 Thur
Wee Wigglers 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Nov 5 Sat
Zooper Kids 1:30 p.m.
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m.

Nov 7 Mon
Coffee Connections 9:00 a.m.

Nov 8 Tue
Ewe & Me 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Sunset Safari 6:30 p.m.

Nov 9 Wed
Winter Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ewe & Me 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Senior Wednesday 10:00 a.m.

Nov 11 Fri
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m.

Nov 15 Tue
Get Into Nature 10:00 a.m.

Nov 16 Wed
Winter Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
OWLET 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Nov 17 Thur
OWLET 10:00 a.m.,11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Nov 18 Fri
Wild Wines 6:00 p.m.

Nov 19 Sat
Get Into Nature 10:00 a.m.

Nov 22 Tue
Tot Tuesday 10:30 a.m.

Nov 23 Wed
Winter Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WOW Thanksgiving Safari 10:00 a.m.

Nov 30 Wed
Winter Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

December 2016

Dec 3 Sat
Zooper Kids 1:30 p.m.
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m..

Dec 5 Mon
Coffee Connections 9:00 a.m.

Dec 7 Wed
Winter Wednesday
Homeschool Expeditions 10:00 a.m.
Senior Wednesdays 10:00 a.m.
Wee Wigglers 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Dec 8 Thur
Wee Wigglers 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Dec 9 Fri
Pajama Party 6:30 p.m.

Dec 10 Sat
Seasons Treatings 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Backstage Pass 10:30 a.m.

Dec 13 Tue
Sunset Safari 6:30 p.m.

Dec 14 Wed
Winter Wednesday
Ewe & Me 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Dec 15 Thur
Ewe & Me 1:30 p.m.

Dec 17 Sat
Farm Festival: Holiday in the Barn 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Get into Nature 10:00 a.m.
Junior Behind the Scenes 2:00 p.m.

Dec 20 Tue
Get into Nature 10:00 a.m.
OWLET 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Dec 21 Wed
Winter Wednesday
OWLET 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Dec 28 Wed
Winter Wednesday

January 2017

Jan 2 Mon
Coffee Connections 9:00 a.m.

Jan 4 Wed
Winter Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Jan 11 Wed
Winter Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Jan 18 Wed
Winter Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Jan 25 Wed
Winter Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Hours of Operation
Summer Hours8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Beginning March 1)
Winter Hours10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Beginning November 1)
Open 364 Days a Year!*
*The Zoo will be closed one day only, September 10, 2016 to facilitate the preparation of the annual Zoo fundraiser, Zoobilee. For Zoobilee ticket information please call 266-8APE (8273).
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