Calendar of Events
2013 Special Events
All events are included with regular Zoo admission. Events will be held during Zoo operating hours and are subject to change or cancellation due to weather.
Duke University String School performance - May 11
Join us for an exciting musical performance by the Intermediate II Orchestra of Duke University String School at 2 p.m. in the African Amphitheater. There is no cost to enter the Amphitheater which is located just outside the African admission gates.
Birds & Blooms - May 11
Enjoy educational fun at the Aviary and learn about the mission of International Migratory Bird Day.
Save Our Snakes - May 18 & 19
Learn about native snakes and their important role in nature.
World Oceans Day - June 8
Be part of this growing global celebration and discover ways to protect the oceans for the future.
The Bear Necessities - June 15
Meet the bear keepers and enjoy educational displays and crafts. Bring your Teddy Bear or favorite stuffed animal for a check-up with Zoo veterinarian staff.
Great Apes - September 14 & 15
Discover the amazing lives of gorillas and chimpanzees.
HOWL-O-Ween - October 12
Meet the Keepers and learn about red wolf conservation. Enjoy Native American dance and storytelling.
Batology - October 19 & 20
Discover the good nature of bats and see a live vampire bat feeding.
BOO at the ZOO - October 26 & 27
Activities 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
A magical weekend of safe daytime Halloween fun. Enjoy trick-or- treat games, magic and storytelling, live entertainment and a children's costume contest.