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NEW Zoo to close early on Monday, August 3rd

Please note, the NEW Zoo will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3rd.  This is so we can prepare for the Feast with the Beasts event, which starts at 6:00 p.m. that night.  Please visit our Event Page for more information about that event.   The Adventure Park features (Zip Lines and Ropes Course […]

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Base Camp Grand Opening & Half-Price Zip Day

Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10:00am

The Base Camp at the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is now open!  Adventure Park goers are now able to purchase wristbands and concessions within the new Base Camp (tickets will no longer be sold within the NEW Zoo’s Visitor Center).

In honor of the Base Camp grand opening, the Adventure Park will be open from 10:30am-7:00pm on Friday, July 10, 2015 with ½ price Zip Line Packages for our customers! 

Hope to see you here!

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New Baby Lynx on Display

Edmond, the Canada lynx kitten, is ready to greet his fans!! Visitors can see the adorable kitten on exhibit for one hour daily from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. during the month of July. The kitten is approaching his 2nd month of life and is just beginning to explore his surroundings. Mother lynx, Lucy, is […]

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Girl Scout Day, Saturday, June 6th

Mark your calendar for the 2015 Girl Scout Day event.

The Girl Scout Day event is a day when scouts of any age can visit the zoo and enjoy “extra” educational and fun activities in our Classroom.  These activities are free with zoo admission.  No registration is required for the event.  Every zoo visitor is welcome to participate in the activity stations, many of which will be focused on water and ocean conservation issues, in honor of World Oceans Day, which is held annually on June 8th.

Activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Education Classroom, located inside of the Education & Conservation Center building. Activities will be varied, but examples include things like games and crafts that children can participate in while learning something about water/ocean conservation.  There will be at least one station “geared towards” at least one of each girl scout age group, from Daisies to Juniors; however, all stations will be available for all ages, and visitors do not have to be scouts to participate in these fun and educational activities.  Activity stations will allow scouts to check off requirements for different badges.  Handouts will be provided in the Education Classroom with more details.

The zoo will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the Adventure Park will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.



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Early Entry Special for Zoo Pass Members

The first Wednesday of each month in June, July, and August, Zoo Pass Members can enter the NEW Zoo as early as 8:00 a.m. to “beat the summer heat” and get a rare glimpse into the zoo animals’ morning routines!  Free coffee and juice will also be available until 9:00 a.m. in the Mayan Taste […]

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Adventure Park & Zoo open on Memorial Day

The Adventure Park will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 25th, for the Memorial Day holiday.  Starting June 1st, the Adventure Park features will be open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The NEW Zoo will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Memorial Day, and every […]

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Adopt an Animal this month!

ONLINE SALES of Share the Care Animal Adoptions HAVE RETURNED! After a long hiatus, the online sales system of the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park’s Animal Adoption program is back, up and running. Adopting an animal through our “Share the Care” program has never been easier, and payments can be processed quickly and securely via […]

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Give Thanks for Species Rescued From the Brink of Extinction

Accredited zoos and aquariums are saving more than 30 endangered species and the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park plays a role in the effort. Silver Spring, Maryland (November 6, 2014) – As American families prepare for the annual ritual of giving thanks this November, they can add to their list of things to be thankful […]

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Go Behind-the-Scenes with Wild Encounters

Did you know the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park’s Education Department behind-the-scenes programs?  Guests have more options than ever before to get to know the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park’s animals. With our private program offerings, guests can now experience private, personalized zoo encounters with three different species: the giraffes, penguins, or Aldabra tortoises. These […]

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Adventure Park Updates

Effective July 1st, the Adventure Park will be offering a discounted package rate for groups of 15 people or more. Your group can each experience all three of the area’s newest attractions (Zip Line,  Ropes Challenge Course, and  Climbing Wall) for the low cost of $20 per person. We are also now offering a “Same-Day-Zip” […]

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