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July 2016
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Join us for a very special birthday party honoring our two Koalas!

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Visit us this weekend to learn all about our canine counterparts.

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August 2016
Volunteer open house at the ZOO

Do you have a passion for animals and nature? This is the perfect time to get involved! Please submit your application to save your place at the open house.

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It's almost time to say goodbye to summer and prepare to hit the books once again. We are kicking off the new school year with our Back to School Day on Sunday, August 7, 2016

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Meet PBS’s popular character, Daniel Tiger, in the Helzberg Penguin Plaza. He will be taking pictures with guests 10 am to 2 pm.

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Join us for Zootastik Learning Fest on second Saturdays and Sundays to learn about the amazing world of animals. On August 13 & 14, Zootastik Learning Fest is all about reptiles and amphibians. We will discover what makes these animals so unique through fun activities, demonstration and crafts. Zootastik Learning Fest is funded by the Zoo Learning Fund. All activities, demonstrations and crafts will take place in the main lobby and are included with Zoo admission.

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Volunteer open house at the ZOO

Do you have a passion for animals and nature? This is the perfect time to get involved! Please submit your application to save your place at the open house.

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SnowZoo

August 20-21

Are you ready to cool off? Join us for SnowZoo and beat the heat with the animals.

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Cheetah Run

August 20-21

Our fastest feline will amaze you with her fantastic footwork! Watch as our Cheetah track star zips around her exhibit at top speed while chasing a lure.

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FOTZ Members, join us for these exclusive hours as we keep our doors open just for you!

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On August 27 & 28, Species Spotlight is all about lions! All activities are included with Zoo admission!

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Penguin March

August 27-28

Get an up-close encounter with Humboldt penguins as they strut their stuff for all Zoo guests to see.

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September 2016
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Superhero Weekend

September 3-4

Meet your favorite superhero at the Zoo! On Saturday and Sunday, September 3 & 4 from 10 am to 3 pm you can meet and take your picture with Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Hulk and female superhero, Black Widow in our Tropics Tent.

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KCZoo Family Science Night Station

Join us for FREE hands-on science fun for the whole family! Theme: It All Matters

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Butterfly Monarch

On September 10 & 11, Zootastik Learning Fest is all about Butterflies. We will discover what makes these animals so unique through fun activities, demonstration and crafts.

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Volunteer open house at the ZOO

Do you have a passion for animals and nature? This is the perfect time to get involved!

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Cheetah Run

September 17-18

Our fastest feline will amaze you with her fantastic footwork! Watch as our Cheetah track star zips around her exhibit at top speed while chasing a lure.

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Run thru the Zoo in support of our gorillas on Saturday, September 24. The four mile run begins at 8:30 am and the 1 mile walk/run begins at 9:45 am. Register now!

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We are shining the spotlight on our pachyderms: hippos, rhinos and elephants!

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Penguin March

September 24-25

Get an up-close encounter with Humboldt penguins as they strut their stuff for all Zoo guests to see.

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Volunteer open house at the ZOO

Do you have a passion for people, animals, and nature? This is the perfect time to get involved! Fill out the Adult Volunteer Application form and join us at the open house! Please submit your application to save your place at the open house.

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October 2016
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Batman and Superman are taking a day off from fighting crime to visit the Kansas City Zoo on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 2016

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Hoots and Howls

October 1-2

Join us Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 for some spooky, not scary, activities and entertainment.

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KCZoo Family Science Night Station

Join us for FREE hands-on science fun for the whole family! Theme: Candy Chemistry

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Hoots and Howls

October 8-9

Join us Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9 for some spooky, not scary, activities and entertainment.

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Zoo Manoo

October 15

Zoo Manoo Sale! 8 - 11:30 am. Zoo Manoo is an all- purpose soil conditioner (composted Animal Manure)

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Hoots and Howls

October 15-16

Join us Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 for some spooky, not scary, activities and entertainment.

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Cheetah Run

October 15-16

Witness the fastest mammal on Earth race around a track at top speed.

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Tamani’s Birthday

October 15-16

Help us wish our bull elephant, Tamani, a very happy 11th birthday. Join us at the elephant exhibit for his birthday party!

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Brew at the Zoo

On Saturday, October 15 join us for the fourth annual, Brew at the Zoo & Wine Too! From 6:00 to 9:00 pm enjoy an evening of live music, delicious bites, and a variety of beer and wine from local breweries and vineyards.

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Hoots and Howls

October 22-23

Join us Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23 for some spooky, not scary, activities and entertainment.

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Penguin March

October 22-23

Get an up-close encounter with Humboldt penguins as they strut their stuff for all Zoo guests to see.

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Boo at the Zoo

October 29-30

Children will trick-or-treat the Zoo while enjoying Halloween themed activities and entertainment.

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November 2016
KCZoo Family Science Night Station

Join us for FREE hands-on science fun for the whole family! Theme: Awesome Astronomy

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KC Zoo Sumatran Tiger

We are focusing on our tigers, Conrad and Thomas and our cheetah, Gigi. Visit the tiger and cheetah exhibits to meet the Zookeeper who care for our big cats.

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December 2016
KCZoo Family Science Night Station

Join us for FREE hands-on science fun for the whole family! Theme: Science is Cool

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