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Tesla’s Toolbox: Raspberry Pi’s

01-21-2017

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 21 @ 10:00am
Participants will use Raspberry Pi’s along with Minecraft Pi to learn about programming.  Additionally, cameras will be connected to several Pi’s for exploration. Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged.
Participants will use Raspberry Pi’s along with Minecraft Pi to learn about programming.  Additionally, cameras will be connected to several Pi’s for exploration. Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. [less-]
Tags:  Classes & Workshops

Family Star Party

01-25-2017

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 25 @ 6:30pm
This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts! All outside activities are free to the public and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the [more+]
This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts! All outside activities are free to the public and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the Discovery Center and Science On a Sphere® inside. [less-]
Tags:   Free EventsFamily Fun

Homeschool Day: I Love Space

02-01-2017

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 01 @ 10:00am
Homeschool Day activities include: • Science On a Sphere® Presentations • ”Do you have chemistry?” - Periodic Table of Elements Activity • “Are you hot or not?” - Thermal Camera Demo • “Starlight of my eye” - Constellation [more+]
Homeschool Day activities include: • Science On a Sphere® Presentations • ”Do you have chemistry?” - Periodic Table of Elements Activity • “Are you hot or not?” - Thermal Camera Demo • “Starlight of my eye” - Constellation Activity • “Over the Moon” - Lunar Activity • And many more! [less-]
Tags:   Family FunClasses & Workshops

Star Days: I Love Space

02-04-2017

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 04 @ 10:00am
Activities include:
  • Science On a Sphere® presentations
  • ”Do you have chemistry?” - Periodic Table of Elements Activity
  • “Are you hot or not?” - Thermal Camera Demo
  • “Starlight of my eye” -
[more+]
Activities include:
  • Science On a Sphere® presentations
  • ”Do you have chemistry?” - Periodic Table of Elements Activity
  • “Are you hot or not?” - Thermal Camera Demo
  • “Starlight of my eye” - Constellation Activity
  • “Over the Moon” - Lunar Activity
  • And many more!
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Tags:   Classes & WorkshopsFamily Fun

Space Story Party: Rolie Polie Olie

02-07-2017

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 07 @ 10:30am
Way up high in the Rolie Polie Sky is a little round planet of a really swell guy. Come create and explore fun Rolie Polie robots and planets! There will be plenty of Polie treats, crafts and activities for all to enjoy.
Way up high in the Rolie Polie Sky is a little round planet of a really swell guy. Come create and explore fun Rolie Polie robots and planets! There will be plenty of Polie treats, crafts and activities for all to enjoy. [less-]
Tags:  Family Fun

Space After Dark: ‘Get Your Brick On’

02-10-2017

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 10 @ 7:00pm
We’re building a night full of fun as we play like kids again with our favorite building bricks, Legos. We’ll be playing building games as well as putting together some great models. Bring in your own model to enter into our building contest to [more+]
We’re building a night full of fun as we play like kids again with our favorite building bricks, Legos. We’ll be playing building games as well as putting together some great models. Bring in your own model to enter into our building contest to win fun prizes for the most complex, creative and fun model. Stop in for a drink and get your brick on with the Space Foundation. This event is for those 21 and over only. [less-]
Tags:  Special Events

Cripple Creek Ice Festival

02-19-2017

Presented by City of Cripple Creek Events Dept. at Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 11 @ 11:00am Sun, Feb 12 @ 11:00am Sat, Feb 18 @ 11:00am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Feb 19 @ 11:00am - less dates and times

The Cripple Creek Ice Festival is a spectacular event.  Come watch ice sculptors carve ice into beautiful works of art that will amaze you.  Going on its 10th annual, the artistic theme of the Ice Festival changes every year. 

[more+]

The Cripple Creek Ice Festival is a spectacular event.  Come watch ice sculptors carve ice into beautiful works of art that will amaze you.  Going on its 10th annual, the artistic theme of the Ice Festival changes every year.  Themes have included a Mythological Wonderland, Story Time, Under the Sea, a Military Salute Carved in Ice, a Rocky Mountain Wonderland, the Old West and a Medieval theme.  The theme for 2017 will be announced soon.

The Cripple Creek Ice Festival features numerous fun events to enjoy throughout the two event weekends.  Interactive sculptures are available for event attendees to climb on and to have a Kodak moment.  Several sculptures are made just for kids, with a fun ice slide, an ice maze, and carnival-type games that are all made of ice.  Street vendors have just the perfect thing to bring home as a momento of your visit here, and an ice bar with a liquor luge ensures you always have a refreshing beverage to enjoy.

There will be additional FREE parking at the Heritage Center northeast of town on Highway 67, and the shuttle service to the event will be FREE on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. 

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Tags:   Special EventsFamily Fun

Tesla’s Toolbox: Rube Goldberg Kinetic Kreation

02-18-2017

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 18 @ 10:00am
Participants will use various recycled materials to create a chain reaction machine. Make one of your own, or contribute to a larger community project to explore the world of physics. Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged.
Participants will use various recycled materials to create a chain reaction machine. Make one of your own, or contribute to a larger community project to explore the world of physics. Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. [less-]
Tags:   Family FunClasses & Workshops

Family Star Party

02-22-2017

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 22 @ 6:30pm
This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts! All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the [more+]
This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts! All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the Discovery Center and Science On a Sphere® inside. [less-]
Tags:   Free EventsFamily Fun

Spring Break Zoo Camps

03-31-2017

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 27 @ 9:00am Tue, Mar 28 @ 9:00am Wed, Mar 29 @ 9:00am + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 30 @ 9:00am Fri, Mar 31 @ 9:00am - less dates and times

What do your kids want to do for their school break? Join the Zoo’s day camp programs offered during many single holidays and vacation times. Register for any one day or all of them! Space is limited; therefore pre-registration is [more+]
What do your kids want to do for their school break? Join the Zoo’s day camp programs offered during many single holidays and vacation times. Register for any one day or all of them! Space is limited; therefore pre-registration is required. Take A Walk on the Wild Side! – (Pre-K – K) – Half Day – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Swinging monkeys. pouncing cats. and slithering snakes–It’s a wild world of movement! Can you move like these animals? Come to camp and explore the different ways that animals move through zoo exploration and play.
  • Monday, March 27 – How Do Cats Move? Fantastic balance and skillful pouncing—cats have some unique moves! Can you move like a cat? Come and see all the cats at the Zoo and explore how and why cats move.
  • Tuesday, March 28 – How Do Birds and Invertebrates Move? Flying, hopping, crawling, and swimming! Birds and invertebrates exhibit a diverse collection of movement depending on the species. Come explore all of Zoo’s birds and invertebrates and see how many movements you can observe and try for yourself!
  • Wednesday, March 29 – How Do Reptiles Move? Slithering, climbing, and crawling—reptiles can really get around! Come explore the Zoo’s reptiles and see how and they move and discover why they move that way. Don’t forget to show us your reptile moves!
  • Thursday, March 30 – How Do Pachyderms Move? Elephants and rhinos! Some of the Zoo’s largest animals have their own ways of moving. How do elephants use their trunks? How do rhinos use their horns? How fast can elephant s and rhinos run? You better come and find out!
  • Friday, March 31 – How Do Primate Move? Swinging and climbing—primates are experts at traversing forests! Come see how primates move at the Zoo for yourself and explore why at Camp!
Amazing Animals! – (1st-2nd Grade) – Full Day Camps – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. From their unique physical abilities to their strategic coloration, the traits that help animals survive and thrive really are amazing! Each day campers will explore the unique and interesting attribute of animals through zoo exploration, fun games, and engaging activities.
  • Monday, March 27 – The Athletes Animals all over the world have unique skills and abilities that help them survive. Come discover the exciting tricks and behaviors our animal athletes have up their sleeves! Get front row seats and hands on experiences while some animals demonstrate all the amazing things they can do!
  • Tuesday, March 28 – Masters of Defense Predators hunt other animals as their prey, but some prey creatures have created some incredible ways to protect themselves from an attack. Explore the zoo and get close to some animals with crazy protection methods.
  • Wednesday, March 29 – Colorful Critters How can animals use color to help them survive? Are beautiful colors always a good thing? Do all animals use camouflage? Come discover the answers to these colorful questions and get super close while exploring the zoo!
  • Thursday, March 30 – The Free Fliers Not just birds fly- what other flying animals can you think of? Discover the many flying species that live around the world, and learn that flying is truly an amazing animal feat!
  • Friday, March 31 – Tunneling Underground What would it be like to like in the dark? Or to dig yourself a bed room? Some animals are excellent diggers and spend their entire lives making underground homes! Explore the incredible diggers and discover what it would be like to live underground!
Mighty Missions – (3rd-4th Grade) – Full Day Camps – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. There is more to every animal than meets the eye! Did you know that elephants are expert seed dispersers? Or that tigers are key players in making sure a forest stays healthy? Dig deeper into the lives of wild animals to learn about what they do that makes them so important to us, their animal neighbors, and their environment. Each day campers will explore the important roles of animals through zoo exploration, fun games, and engaging activities.
  • Monday, March 27 – Seed Dispersers Do you know what elephants, gorillas, and orangutans all have in common? They are expert seed dispersers! Come to camp to explore why we need seed disperses and you will come to understand why it’s no wonder we want to make sure these species are protected in the wild.
  • Tuesday, March 28 – Apex Predators Tiger and other big cats are beautiful and magnificent to watch, but did you know that they are also crucial to their wild habitats, because they are top predators? Why are apex predators important? Come to camp to discover why for yourself!
  • Wednesday, March 29 – Keystone Species There are some animals that are so important to their ecosystem that if they were to leave it, there would be drastic changes in store for their plant and animal neighbors. Find out which animals at the Zoo are keystone species and explore the affects their wild counterparts have on their wild ecosystems.
  • Thursday, March 30 – Bio-indicators Did you know that there are animals in the wild that we can observe to tell us how healthy that ecosystem is? Come discover which animals have this incredible job and explore how humans interact with them to make our world a better and healthier place for all living things!
  • Friday, March 31 – Pollinators Do you enjoy smelling flowers or eating fruits and vegetables? You have a special category of animals to thank for that! Pollinators fill an extremely important role that our world can’t live without. Come explore the wonders of pollination and meet some local pollinator representatives at the Zoo.
Junior Veterinarians – (5th-6th Grade) – Full Day Camps – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. All creatures big and small—furry, scaly, and feathery—receive special and individualized care by our Zoo veterinarians. . Come discover what our vets do to keep all our animals happy and healthy!
  • Monday, March 27 – Small Mammals Small mammals need special care. Come discover the unique treatments some of our smaller creatures receive from our vet staff!
  • Tuesday, March 28 – Large Mammals Do very large animals require more treatment and monitoring than small animals? Our largest animals at the zoo get some very unique treatment. Come discover what our vets do to keep our biggest creatures happy and healthy!
  • Wednesday, March 29 – Reptiles and Amphibians Reptiles and amphibians have special rules just to handle them, do you know what those rules are? Explore the very important requirements for treating and handling these incredible creatures!
  • Thursday, March 30 – Birds and Invertebrates Birds and insects are very different species, both require special attention that no other animals receive. Come investigate how having wings or an exoskeleton make veterinary care special for these animals!
  • Friday, March 31 – Primates Primates are similar to us in many ways! Can they catch the flu? Do they take medicine when they do not feel well? Sign up and learn what the differences and similarities are between human and primate care!
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Tags:   Classes & WorkshopsFamily Fun

Tesla’s Toolbox: Raspberry Pi’s

01-21-2017

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 21 @ 10:00am
Participants will use Raspberry Pi’s along with Minecraft Pi to learn about programming.  Additionally, cameras will be connected to several Pi’s for exploration. Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged.
Participants will use Raspberry Pi’s along with Minecraft Pi to learn about programming.  Additionally, cameras will be connected to several Pi’s for exploration. Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. [less-]
Tags:  Classes & Workshops

Family Star Party

01-25-2017

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 25 @ 6:30pm
This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts! All outside activities are free to the public and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the [more+]
This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts! All outside activities are free to the public and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the Discovery Center and Science On a Sphere® inside. [less-]
Tags:   Free EventsFamily Fun

Homeschool Day: I Love Space

02-01-2017

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 01 @ 10:00am
Homeschool Day activities include: • Science On a Sphere® Presentations • ”Do you have chemistry?” - Periodic Table of Elements Activity • “Are you hot or not?” - Thermal Camera Demo • “Starlight of my eye” - Constellation [more+]
Homeschool Day activities include: • Science On a Sphere® Presentations • ”Do you have chemistry?” - Periodic Table of Elements Activity • “Are you hot or not?” - Thermal Camera Demo • “Starlight of my eye” - Constellation Activity • “Over the Moon” - Lunar Activity • And many more! [less-]
Tags:   Family FunClasses & Workshops

Star Days: I Love Space

02-04-2017

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 04 @ 10:00am
Activities include:
  • Science On a Sphere® presentations
  • ”Do you have chemistry?” - Periodic Table of Elements Activity
  • “Are you hot or not?” - Thermal Camera Demo
  • “Starlight of my eye” -
[more+]
Activities include:
  • Science On a Sphere® presentations
  • ”Do you have chemistry?” - Periodic Table of Elements Activity
  • “Are you hot or not?” - Thermal Camera Demo
  • “Starlight of my eye” - Constellation Activity
  • “Over the Moon” - Lunar Activity
  • And many more!
[less-]
Tags:   Classes & WorkshopsFamily Fun

Space Story Party: Rolie Polie Olie

02-07-2017

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 07 @ 10:30am
Way up high in the Rolie Polie Sky is a little round planet of a really swell guy. Come create and explore fun Rolie Polie robots and planets! There will be plenty of Polie treats, crafts and activities for all to enjoy.
Way up high in the Rolie Polie Sky is a little round planet of a really swell guy. Come create and explore fun Rolie Polie robots and planets! There will be plenty of Polie treats, crafts and activities for all to enjoy. [less-]
Tags:  Family Fun

Space After Dark: ‘Get Your Brick On’

02-10-2017

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 10 @ 7:00pm
We’re building a night full of fun as we play like kids again with our favorite building bricks, Legos. We’ll be playing building games as well as putting together some great models. Bring in your own model to enter into our building contest to [more+]
We’re building a night full of fun as we play like kids again with our favorite building bricks, Legos. We’ll be playing building games as well as putting together some great models. Bring in your own model to enter into our building contest to win fun prizes for the most complex, creative and fun model. Stop in for a drink and get your brick on with the Space Foundation. This event is for those 21 and over only. [less-]
Tags:  Special Events

Cripple Creek Ice Festival

02-19-2017

Presented by City of Cripple Creek Events Dept. at Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 11 @ 11:00am Sun, Feb 12 @ 11:00am Sat, Feb 18 @ 11:00am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Feb 19 @ 11:00am - less dates and times

The Cripple Creek Ice Festival is a spectacular event.  Come watch ice sculptors carve ice into beautiful works of art that will amaze you.  Going on its 10th annual, the artistic theme of the Ice Festival changes every year. 

[more+]

The Cripple Creek Ice Festival is a spectacular event.  Come watch ice sculptors carve ice into beautiful works of art that will amaze you.  Going on its 10th annual, the artistic theme of the Ice Festival changes every year.  Themes have included a Mythological Wonderland, Story Time, Under the Sea, a Military Salute Carved in Ice, a Rocky Mountain Wonderland, the Old West and a Medieval theme.  The theme for 2017 will be announced soon.

The Cripple Creek Ice Festival features numerous fun events to enjoy throughout the two event weekends.  Interactive sculptures are available for event attendees to climb on and to have a Kodak moment.  Several sculptures are made just for kids, with a fun ice slide, an ice maze, and carnival-type games that are all made of ice.  Street vendors have just the perfect thing to bring home as a momento of your visit here, and an ice bar with a liquor luge ensures you always have a refreshing beverage to enjoy.

There will be additional FREE parking at the Heritage Center northeast of town on Highway 67, and the shuttle service to the event will be FREE on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. 

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Tags:   Special EventsFamily Fun

Tesla’s Toolbox: Rube Goldberg Kinetic Kreation

02-18-2017

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 18 @ 10:00am
Participants will use various recycled materials to create a chain reaction machine. Make one of your own, or contribute to a larger community project to explore the world of physics. Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged.
Participants will use various recycled materials to create a chain reaction machine. Make one of your own, or contribute to a larger community project to explore the world of physics. Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. [less-]
Tags:   Family FunClasses & Workshops

Family Star Party

02-22-2017

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 22 @ 6:30pm
This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts! All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the [more+]
This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts! All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the Discovery Center and Science On a Sphere® inside. [less-]
Tags:   Free EventsFamily Fun

Spring Break Zoo Camps

03-31-2017

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 27 @ 9:00am Tue, Mar 28 @ 9:00am Wed, Mar 29 @ 9:00am + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 30 @ 9:00am Fri, Mar 31 @ 9:00am - less dates and times

What do your kids want to do for their school break? Join the Zoo’s day camp programs offered during many single holidays and vacation times. Register for any one day or all of them! Space is limited; therefore pre-registration is [more+]
What do your kids want to do for their school break? Join the Zoo’s day camp programs offered during many single holidays and vacation times. Register for any one day or all of them! Space is limited; therefore pre-registration is required. Take A Walk on the Wild Side! – (Pre-K – K) – Half Day – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Swinging monkeys. pouncing cats. and slithering snakes–It’s a wild world of movement! Can you move like these animals? Come to camp and explore the different ways that animals move through zoo exploration and play.
  • Monday, March 27 – How Do Cats Move? Fantastic balance and skillful pouncing—cats have some unique moves! Can you move like a cat? Come and see all the cats at the Zoo and explore how and why cats move.
  • Tuesday, March 28 – How Do Birds and Invertebrates Move? Flying, hopping, crawling, and swimming! Birds and invertebrates exhibit a diverse collection of movement depending on the species. Come explore all of Zoo’s birds and invertebrates and see how many movements you can observe and try for yourself!
  • Wednesday, March 29 – How Do Reptiles Move? Slithering, climbing, and crawling—reptiles can really get around! Come explore the Zoo’s reptiles and see how and they move and discover why they move that way. Don’t forget to show us your reptile moves!
  • Thursday, March 30 – How Do Pachyderms Move? Elephants and rhinos! Some of the Zoo’s largest animals have their own ways of moving. How do elephants use their trunks? How do rhinos use their horns? How fast can elephant s and rhinos run? You better come and find out!
  • Friday, March 31 – How Do Primate Move? Swinging and climbing—primates are experts at traversing forests! Come see how primates move at the Zoo for yourself and explore why at Camp!
Amazing Animals! – (1st-2nd Grade) – Full Day Camps – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. From their unique physical abilities to their strategic coloration, the traits that help animals survive and thrive really are amazing! Each day campers will explore the unique and interesting attribute of animals through zoo exploration, fun games, and engaging activities.
  • Monday, March 27 – The Athletes Animals all over the world have unique skills and abilities that help them survive. Come discover the exciting tricks and behaviors our animal athletes have up their sleeves! Get front row seats and hands on experiences while some animals demonstrate all the amazing things they can do!
  • Tuesday, March 28 – Masters of Defense Predators hunt other animals as their prey, but some prey creatures have created some incredible ways to protect themselves from an attack. Explore the zoo and get close to some animals with crazy protection methods.
  • Wednesday, March 29 – Colorful Critters How can animals use color to help them survive? Are beautiful colors always a good thing? Do all animals use camouflage? Come discover the answers to these colorful questions and get super close while exploring the zoo!
  • Thursday, March 30 – The Free Fliers Not just birds fly- what other flying animals can you think of? Discover the many flying species that live around the world, and learn that flying is truly an amazing animal feat!
  • Friday, March 31 – Tunneling Underground What would it be like to like in the dark? Or to dig yourself a bed room? Some animals are excellent diggers and spend their entire lives making underground homes! Explore the incredible diggers and discover what it would be like to live underground!
Mighty Missions – (3rd-4th Grade) – Full Day Camps – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. There is more to every animal than meets the eye! Did you know that elephants are expert seed dispersers? Or that tigers are key players in making sure a forest stays healthy? Dig deeper into the lives of wild animals to learn about what they do that makes them so important to us, their animal neighbors, and their environment. Each day campers will explore the important roles of animals through zoo exploration, fun games, and engaging activities.
  • Monday, March 27 – Seed Dispersers Do you know what elephants, gorillas, and orangutans all have in common? They are expert seed dispersers! Come to camp to explore why we need seed disperses and you will come to understand why it’s no wonder we want to make sure these species are protected in the wild.
  • Tuesday, March 28 – Apex Predators Tiger and other big cats are beautiful and magnificent to watch, but did you know that they are also crucial to their wild habitats, because they are top predators? Why are apex predators important? Come to camp to discover why for yourself!
  • Wednesday, March 29 – Keystone Species There are some animals that are so important to their ecosystem that if they were to leave it, there would be drastic changes in store for their plant and animal neighbors. Find out which animals at the Zoo are keystone species and explore the affects their wild counterparts have on their wild ecosystems.
  • Thursday, March 30 – Bio-indicators Did you know that there are animals in the wild that we can observe to tell us how healthy that ecosystem is? Come discover which animals have this incredible job and explore how humans interact with them to make our world a better and healthier place for all living things!
  • Friday, March 31 – Pollinators Do you enjoy smelling flowers or eating fruits and vegetables? You have a special category of animals to thank for that! Pollinators fill an extremely important role that our world can’t live without. Come explore the wonders of pollination and meet some local pollinator representatives at the Zoo.
Junior Veterinarians – (5th-6th Grade) – Full Day Camps – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. All creatures big and small—furry, scaly, and feathery—receive special and individualized care by our Zoo veterinarians. . Come discover what our vets do to keep all our animals happy and healthy!
  • Monday, March 27 – Small Mammals Small mammals need special care. Come discover the unique treatments some of our smaller creatures receive from our vet staff!
  • Tuesday, March 28 – Large Mammals Do very large animals require more treatment and monitoring than small animals? Our largest animals at the zoo get some very unique treatment. Come discover what our vets do to keep our biggest creatures happy and healthy!
  • Wednesday, March 29 – Reptiles and Amphibians Reptiles and amphibians have special rules just to handle them, do you know what those rules are? Explore the very important requirements for treating and handling these incredible creatures!
  • Thursday, March 30 – Birds and Invertebrates Birds and insects are very different species, both require special attention that no other animals receive. Come investigate how having wings or an exoskeleton make veterinary care special for these animals!
  • Friday, March 31 – Primates Primates are similar to us in many ways! Can they catch the flu? Do they take medicine when they do not feel well? Sign up and learn what the differences and similarities are between human and primate care!
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Tags:   Classes & WorkshopsFamily Fun