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August 2016
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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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Join us for FREE hands-on science fun for the whole family! Theme: It All Matters

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Head out to the Zoo on Saturday, September 10 for Chiefs Day at the Zoo. Before the Kansas City Chiefs take the field for their first regular season game, our animals will enjoy a sea of enrichment items donated by the KC Chiefs.  Chiefs Cheerleaders, KC Wolf and Susie and Warpaint are making an appearance. Toss around the pigskin and get warmed up on the Play60 football equipment. Wear your Chiefs apparel and get $1 off the price of admission. Try out our tailgate…

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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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Gary Lezak Book Signing

Gary Lezak will be at the Kansas City Zoo on September 17 at 10:30 a.m. for a special reading and signing of his brand new book, “It’s A Sunny Life.”  An exciting story about his own dog Sunny and their weather adventures, “It’s A Sunny Life” just hit bookshelves. Sold in the Deja Zoo gift shop, you can pick up your very own copy for Gary to personalize. Gary will also have his furry companion, Sunny, with him for the…

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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
DC Comics Batman and Superman

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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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 Sale

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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Friends of the Zoo Members are invited to the FOTZ Annual Board meeting on Wednesday, October 26.

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

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Post Halloween enrichment for the animals! Watch them crush, kick, bounce and play with big orange pumpkins.

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Pandas do come in red. Find out more about these elusive animals and why there are so picky about their food.

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Cheetah Run

November 19-20

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

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KC Zoo Ice Age movie

Scrat and the rest of the Ice Age herd are up to their zany antics once again in this all ages animated comedy. Join us for this complimentary showing.

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Bring the extended family to the Zoo as we give thanks for FOTZ Members!

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Penguin March

November 25-27

See king and Gentoo penguins up close at the KCZoo Penguin March.

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Santa Dives

November 25-27

Get a one-of-a-kind photo of Santa as penguins torpedo around him.

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

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