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Creatures of the Night

NC Zoo Snooze Child Exploring

Go batty over creatures of the night! Explore skills and senses of nocturnal animals in this fun and exciting program. Concentrating on bats and owls, we’ll shed some light on the mystery of what’s really going "bump in the night". Through presentations and activities, participants will develop a greater understanding of our nighttime neighbors, their roles in our environment and how we can help them. Students will have a blast building bat boxes and a hoot dissecting owl pellets.
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Scutes, Scales and Slippery Skin

Slither and slide your way into the secretive world of reptiles and amphibians. Discover the differences between these animals and what they can tell us about our environment. Spend the evening exploring the world of these elusive backyard creatures with games, activities and presentations. Invite a toad to live in your yard by building a toad abode.
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Safari Snooze

This Zoo snooze is a unique opportunity for small groups with a maximum of 15 people. Learn about our giant pachyderms, striped equines and ungulates, as we discover the importance of the African Savanna. Checking out an elephant hide and a rhino horn are just a couple of the ways we will get to know more about these animals and their role in this special ecosystem. This Zoo snooze also provides hands-on activities to learn about African culture.

For an additional fee of $50.00 your group can take a behind-the-scenes tour of either the giraffe or rhino barn.  With this option, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with a zookeeper, visit the inside of one of the barns, and see the "residents" up close.  Barn selection will be determined by Zoo staff.  Please note that this added opportunity requires starting the program at 6 p.m. instead of 7 p.m.
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For more information or to register, contact the Zoo education office by phone (336) 879-7716, toll free 1-800-488-0444 ext. 7716 or Email