Changes are in the works!
kidZone is closed until spring of 2014.
kidZone is receiving many updates including a new stream for play, rope bridges and trees! These and other changes will be taking place over the summer, but we will definitely have the space ready for playing. If you have specific questions or concerns, please email.
The Woods are now closed for the season!
We would like to thank everyone who visited The Woods this past season and helped us celebrate International Mud Day, Fairy Day and National Get Outdoors Day. We are now closed to let our horticulture and design teams finish up the renovations. Join us in the spring when we will be fully open and ready to play!
The entrance to The Woods is also open and ready for play. Nicknamed "The Nest" by many visitors, the stick structure was designed and built by Patrick Dougherty with the help of zoo staff and volunteers.
What are you waiting for? Come Play With Us!
The Zoo's Summer Pre-School Programs target 4-5 year olds. Join Zoo Educators on Tuesdays and Thursdays this summer at 10 a.m. Each program lasts approximately 45 minutes and includes a story and a take-home craft. Games and songs may also be included in the fun.
Want to look like you belong in the Zoo? Zoo Camp t-shirts are available in both adult and children's sizes. T-shirts can be ordered when you register for $10.
For more information on Pre-School Programs contact the Zoo education office by phone (336) 879-7715, toll free 1-800-488-0444 ext. 7715 or Email
Nature Play Days
We invite you to host your own Nature Play Day in your local community. Take advantage of our Resource Packet to plan your event. If you would like to have the Zoo participate in your Nature Play Day contact us at (336) 879-7715 or Email.
Protect the earth for tomorrow by playing in nature today!
kidZone is still part of the movement to reconnect children with nature. Kids don't spend nearly as much time outside now as their parents and especially their grandparents did when they were children. With the growing issues in our environment, a connection with the natural world is essential to preserving the wild places all the zoo animals represent. Our hope is that kids who connect with nature grow into adults who care for nature. So, be sure to get outside in your own backyard and enjoy the outdoors throughout the seasons...don't forget to dress appropriately!
Take advantage of some of these ideas... Backyard Play
For more information about kidZone, contact the Zoo education office by email
Learn more about connecting children and nature with these resources: