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March 2017
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Friends of the Zoo members are invited to spend a morning at the Zoo exclusively for them! On Saturday, March 25 FOTZ members will be able to enter the Zoo early and have the brand new Billy Goats Gruff Yard all to themselves. From 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. FOTZ members will be able to enjoy the new exhibit and the 22 goats that call it home. Any child under the age of 12 will also receive a coupon to redeem…

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It's time to celebrate the newest exhibit at the Kansas City Zoo! Join us for a Grand Opening Celebration at the Billy Goats Gruff Yard on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26. Themed after the popular children's book, explore this new goat playground. The trip-trap of goat hooves fills the air but beware of the troll that lives under the bridge. Meet the 22 goats that call this new playground home and get snout to snout with them as…

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Do camels really store water in their humps? How many toenails does a llama have? Find out the answers to these questions and many more at Species Spotlight. On Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 join us for a Zookeeper chat on llamas at 11 am followed by a camel Zookeeper chat at 2 pm. Be sure to grab your camel and llama trading cards and collect them all year long at Species Spotlight. All activities are included with Zoo admission. Special thanks to Delta…

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Celebrate with our chimpanzee youngsters

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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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April 2017
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Catch baseball fever at Royals Day at the Zoo

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Join the Kansas City Zoo in support of Autism Awareness on Sunday, April 2. This event welcomes families affected by autism spectrum disorder to enjoy a day at the Zoo. The Zoo will provide FREE admission to people with Autism and reduced admission of $6 per person for those accompanying them at the Zoo.  The day will feature quiet rooms, animal presentations, crafts, & more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

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We are celebrating Mother Earth with a Party for the Planet. Join us for Earth Day activities on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint and participate in conservation programs you can do at home. Zootastik Learning Fest activities will be all about our Earth.   Join our Party for the Planet!

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Scout Day

April 15-16

Boy and Girl Scouts receive free admission on Scout Day

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

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Join us for Species Spotlight on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23  to learn more about our hogs and animals in the Kopje exhibits, located near lions. Check out special Zookeeper Chats and stop by the lobby to collect your Species Spotlight trading cards. All activities complimentary with Zoo admission. Special thanks to Delta Dental for sponsoring this event.  

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Join us for sea-sational fun!

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We are honoring teachers with free admission

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May 2017
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The Kansas City Zoo has partnered with Mattie Rhodes Center for Family Fun Fiesta on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7. Enjoy cultural crafts provided by the Mattie Rhodes Center. A Latin princess is sure to put you in the fiesta spirit and our animals are joining in with fiesta themed enrichment items. All Family Fun Fiesta activities will be from 10 am - 3 pm.

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Join us for Zootastik Learning Fest as we celebrate Endangered Species Day on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14. We will head out into the Zoo to explore our very own animals that are endangered.  Begin by picking up your "Endangered Species Passport” at the Gazebo.  Use your passport to discover the different endangered species at the zoo.  Find our docents at different endangered species exhibits using your passport to learn all about these animals.  The first 300 kids…

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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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Join us for Species Spotlight on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28  to learn more about our orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees and gibbons. Check out special Zookeeper Chats and stop by the lobby to collect your Species Spotlight trading cards. All activities complimentary with Zoo admission. Special thanks to Delta Dental for sponsoring this event.  

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June 2017
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Join us for Zootastik Learning Fest as we celebrate World Ocean's Day on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11. The theme for 2017 is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet”.  The ocean is the heart of our planet. Like your heart pumping blood to every part of your body, the ocean connects people across the Earth, no matter where we live. The best part is, everyone plays a part to keep it safe and healthy! Kids will learn how much water…

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Sporting KC has faced some formidable opponents but none as wild as our animals! Join us for Sporting KC Day at the Zoo on Sunday, June 11. See Sporting KC players take on our animals for a little one-on-one and then sign autographs for our guests.  See if you have what it takes to play for Sporting KC. Try out your skills on the Sporting KC Futsal Court located behind the sea lion pool.   Our animals are getting in the Sporting…

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Join us for Species Spotlight on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25  to learn more about our giraffe herd and the other hoof stock animals that call the Plains exhibit home. Check out special Zookeeper Chats and stop by the lobby to collect your Species Spotlight trading cards. All activities complimentary with Zoo admission. Special thanks to Delta Dental for sponsoring this event.

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