Event Dates

This event is included with Zoo admission. Event activities run from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Come discover how the North Carolina Zoo is impacting species from Africa at home and in the wild. All event activities will take place from 10:00 am-2:00 pm unless specifically mentioned:

  • Complimentary giraffe deck, donations accepted, and giraffe education station from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. event day only
  • Bring in an old cell phone, tablet, iPod or MP3 player for recycling to the Gorilla exhibit and exchange your device for a “Gorillas on the line” Tee Shirt.- First 400 people! Thank you to Boost and Cricket wireless for their support!
  • Visit our rhinos and come learn about our rhino conservation programs and Addra gazelles and explore animal biofacts 
  • Watch our lions find a paper mache zebra and see their predatory skills in action at 1:00 p.m. and visit the predator and prey education cart
  • Take a baboon selfie near our baboon habitat
  • Learn about our elephants and see how much and what these majestic beauties eat in a day 
  • Go on a vulture scavenger hunt in Kidzone and play a rhino themed ring toss game
  • Enjoy a bird encounter at 11:00 a.m. at the animal encounter stage near gorilla
  • Look for our mascot animals around Africa and enjoy getting your picture taken with them