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Themed days

Upcoming Themed Days

Join YOUR San Antonio Zoo as we celebrate special themed days nearly every month.  During each of the days listed below, we will have activities and crafts from 10am - 2pm in the Nature Spot and throughout the Zoo that are centered around each theme.

 

Direct from the North Pole, Santa Claus will be flying into the San Antonio Zoo. Come have your picture taken with the jolly man himself on December 6th and 7th, 13th and 14th, and 20th and 21st from 10am – 2pm.  While you wait you can enjoy complementary hot coco and cookies, learn about eco-friendly holiday decorations, and add an ornament to our giving tree.  Don’t forget to bring a camera!  This event is FREE with zoo admission.

 




April 25th: Party for the Planet/World Tapir Day 
Join YOUR San Antonio Zoo in celebrating Earth Day with AZA's annual Party for the Planet!  Spend the day creating art out of natural materials, learning how to reduce your carbon footprint, and helping the planet.  This event is FREE with zoo admission.  Hope to see you there!

 

May 9th: International Migratory Bird Day
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) on May 9th, 2015 at YOUR San Antonio Zoo!  Activities will be held throughout the Zoo from 10:00a.m to 2:00p.m. including crafts, games, keeper talks, and live bird presentations.  This event is FREE with the purchase of zoo admission.

 

May 23rd: Get OUT and PLAY Day 
Like playing outside but not sure where to go?  Bring your family to the San Antonio Zoo on Saturday May 23, 2015 from 10am-2pm for Get OUT and PLAY Day!  Organizations from around San Antonio, including Texas Parks and Wildlife, San Antonio Natural Areas, and University of the Incarnate Word, will have exciting nature-based activities set up throughout the zoo.  This event is FREE with zoo admission.  Hope to see you there!

 

 June 6th: World Oceans Day
Join YOUR San Antonio Zoo as we partner with AZA and The Ocean Project to celebrate World Oceans Day!  On Saturday June 6, 2014 from 10am-2pm we will have activities throughout the zoo that develop awareness and encourage the protection of our ocean and its inhabitants.  This event is FREE with your zoo admission. Hope to see you there!


June 20th: Mud Day
Join YOUR San Antonio Zoo on Saturday June 28th and help us celebrate International Mud Day in the Nature Spot!  From 10am-2pm we will be making mud soup, going on a mud bug hunt, running in a mud race, and many more activities.  Don’t forget to bring a towel and a change of clothes! This event is FREE with zoo admission.  Hope to see you there!

  

August 8th: Safari Day
Join YOUR San Antonio Zoo on Saturday August 8th in celebrating Safari Day!  Bring your family from 10am to 2pm to learn all about the animals of Africa.  Exciting activities, games, and crafts will be conducted in the Nature Spot and throughout the zoo.  This event is FREE with the purchase of zoo admission. 

 

September 5th: Komodo Dragon Day
Join YOUR San Antonio Zoo for Reptile Day on Saturday September 5, 2015.  Enjoy games, activities, and presentations throughout the zoo where you’ll learn all about our favorite scaly friends.  This event is FREE with zoo admission.  Hope to see you there!

October 10th: Weird Animal Day
Join YOUR San Antonio Zoo as we celebrate Weird Animal Day!  Games, activities, and presentations will be held throughout the zoo by Education staff members and our very own short-tailed fruit bat keepers.  This event is FREE with zoo admission.  Hope to see you there!

 

November 14th: Harvest Day
Enjoy the cooler weather by coming out for Harvest Day at YOUR San Antonio Zoo!  Join us on Saturday November 14, 2015 as we celebrate fall with colorful leaves, terrific turkeys and corn field critters.  Bring the whole family for exciting games and activities that teach you all about the pollinating critters that make this season possible!  This event is FREE with zoo admission.