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June 2017
events and things to do in Kansas City - giraffes and ungulates

Species Spotlight-Giraffes and Ungulates

June 24-25

Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO 64132 United States

The word ungulate refers to hoofed animals and this weekend we are shining the spotlight on the ones that reside at the Zoo. On Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, join us for special Zookeeper chats and learn more about the hoofstock that call the KCZoo home. Learn about springbok, lesser kudu and oryx from the African Market viewing area at 10 a.m. and noon. Get to know our giraffes at 1:30 p.m. We will also have giraffe and ungulate biofacts and activities in the lobby. Be…

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events and things to do in Kansas City - Penguin March

Penguin March

June 24-25

Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO 64132 United States

Join us on the fourth weekend of each month as our birds parade around the Helzberg Penguin Plaza, enjoying the fresh outdoor air. Get an up-close encounter with Humboldt penguins as they strut their stuff for all Zoo guests to see.

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events and things to do in Kansas City - putt and play

Putt & Play for Polar Bears

June 24

Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd
Lee's Summit, MO 64086 United States

Putt & Play is a fundraiser to raise funds to help support PBI and green our local community, which ultimately helps the polar bears. Join us a Paradise Park in Lee's Summit on Saturday, June 24 to raise money for our polar bear pals! The event runs 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 11 am -2 pm  Zoomobile Station 4 pm - 7 pm: Raffle 5 pm-9 pm: Silent Auction During the event you can not only learn about polar bears,…

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July 2017
events and things to do in Kansas City - red white and zoo

Red, White & Zoo

July 1-4

Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO 64132 United States

In honor of our Independence Day, active and retired military individuals receive FREE admission to the Kansas City Zoo on Saturday, July 1, Sunday, July 2, Monday,  July 3 and Tuesday, July 4. Visit the Kansas City Zoo for your family adventure this holiday. All active and retired military personnel with valid ID will receive FREE Zoo admission. Families of active and retired military individuals will receive $1 off regular Kansas City Zoo admission. Spend Fourth of July weekend at…

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events and things to do in Kansas City - Volunteer open house at the ZOO

Volunteer Open House

July 11

Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO 64132 United States

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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events and things to do in Kansas City - foots membership thumb

FOTZ Exclusive Family Breakfast

July 15

Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO 64132 United States

FOTZ Members, we’re treating the whole family to a hot breakfast! Join us at the Tropics tent from 8 to 10 a.m. and start off your day at the Zoo right.  Enjoy bacon, eggs, biscuits, gravy and more! Breakfast will be provided to those covered by your current Membership.

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events and things to do in Kansas City - snow zoo

SnowZoo

July 15-16

Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO 64132 United States

Are you ready to cool off? Join us for SnowZoo on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16. Berlin will enjoy an icy paradise when we dump two tons of ice into the Polar Bear Passage at 11:30 a.m. Our river otters will enjoy a specially carved ice sculpture made just for them. Many animals will also be cooling off with refreshing icy treats during the ZooKeeper chats scheduled throughout the day. Winter princesses and their snowy companion will be…

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events and things to do in Kansas City - cheetah run

Cheetah Run

July 15-16

Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO 64132 United States

Run cheetah, run! Watch our three male cats stretch their legs at the Cheetah Run. This enriching activity allows them to gain valuable exercise. Join us at the cheetah exhibit at 10:30 a.m., weather permitting, to watch one of nature's fastest animals in action.

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events and things to do in Kansas City - animal spotlight monkeys

Species Spotlight-Monkeys

July 22-23

Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO 64132 United States

Join us for Species Spotlight on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 to learn more about the monkeys that call the Zoo 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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events and things to do in Kansas City - Powell Gardens Reciprocal Weekend

The perks of FOTZ memberships are endless! Use your Friends of the Zoo membership on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 for discounted admission to Powell Gardens. Show your FOTZ membership card at Powell Gardens and receive 50% off of admission there. Powell Gardens members will also receive 50% off Kansas City Zoo admission on July 22 & 23.

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events and things to do in Kansas City - Penguin March

Penguin March

July 22-23

Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO 64132 United States

Join us on the fourth weekend of each month as our birds parade around the Helzberg Penguin Plaza, enjoying the fresh outdoor air. Get an up-close encounter with Humboldt penguins as they strut their stuff for all Zoo guests to see.

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events and things to do in Kansas City - dog days of summer

Dog Days of Summer

July 29-30

Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO 64132 United States

The dog days of summer are upon us. Cool off in the shade of the painted dog and dingo exhibits to learn more about these animals that look similar to your dog at home. Check out dingo and painted dog Zookeeper chats. The painted dogs will also be cooling off with ice treats during the chat.   From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. see and touch painted dog biofacts, paint a life-size cutout shaped like our painted dogs for display at the exhibit and then color your…

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August 2017
events and things to do in Kansas City - elephant baths

Elephant Baths

August 5-6

Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO 64132 United States

Splish, Splash, our seven elephants are taking a bath! Join in the fun on Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6.

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International Migratory Bird Day celebrates and brings attention to bird migration, one of the most important and spectacular events in the Americas.  Learn how to help conserve our birds and their habitats at Zootastik Learning Fest on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday August 13.  Migratory birds are among the most beautiful, observable, and remarkable wildlife and mark the changing of the seasons too!  Join in the lobby for activities and a craft celebrating our feathered friends. Zootastik Learning Fest activities…

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events and things to do in Kansas City - cheetah run

Cheetah Run

August 19-20

Run cheetah, run! Watch our three male cats stretch their legs at the Cheetah Run. This enriching activity allows them to gain valuable exercise. Join us at the cheetah exhibit at 10:30 a.m., weather permitting, to watch one of nature's fastest animals in action.

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Friends of the Zoo members have the Zoo all to themselves. Stay late and enjoy live entertainment & meal deals while the Zoo stays open until 8 p.m. just for FOTZ members on Friday, August 25.

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events and things to do in Kansas City - Species Spotlight - Lions

On the fourth Saturday and Sunday of each month we shine the spotlight on an amazing animal species. On August 26 & 27, Species Spotlight is all about lions! Visit the lion exhibit in Africa for a Zookeeper chat and watch the lions receive special enrichment items. Stop by the lobby and pick up your lion trading cards and collect them all year long at Species Spotlight.  All activities are included with Zoo admission! Special thanks to Delta Dental for…

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events and things to do in Kansas City - Penguin March

Penguin March

August 26-27

Join us on the fourth weekend of each month as our birds parade around the Helzberg Penguin Plaza, enjoying the fresh outdoor air. Get an up-close encounter with Humboldt penguins as they strut their stuff for all Zoo guests to see.

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September 2017

It’s time to celebrate everything butterflies and what makes them unique.  Join us at Zootastik Learning Fest on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10 for butterfly crafts and hands-on activities for kids to do, such as learning about the life cycle of the butterfly and the many ways we can help them thrive. All activities take place in the lobby and are included in Zoo admission.

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events and things to do in Kansas City - cheetah run

Cheetah Run

September 16-17

Run cheetah, run! Watch our three male cats stretch their legs at the Cheetah Run. This enriching activity allows them to gain valuable exercise. Join us at the cheetah exhibit at 10:30 a.m., weather permitting, to watch one of nature's fastest animals in action.

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Run for the Elephants! Register today for the 14th annual Kansas City Zoo Run benefiting elephant conservation projects. Sign up for the 4 Mile timed event or the  1 Mile Family Fun Run. For more information and to register, visit www.kansascityzoorun.org

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events and things to do in Kansas City - Species Spotlight - Pachyderms

What is the world is a pachyderm? Find out at Species Spotlight. On Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 meet the Zoo's pachyderms- hippos, rhinos and elephants. Enjoy Zookeeper chats at the hippo, elephant and rhino exhibits. Our pachyderms will also be enjoying special enrichment items. Be sure to stop by the lobby to pick up your pachyderm trading cards; you can collect them all year long at Species Spotlight. All activities are included with Zoo admission. Special thanks to Delta Dental…

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events and things to do in Kansas City - Penguin March

Penguin March

September 23-24

Join us on the fourth weekend of each month as our birds parade around the Helzberg Penguin Plaza, enjoying the fresh outdoor air. Get an up-close encounter with Humboldt penguins as they strut their stuff for all Zoo guests to see.

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