Parent's Night Out

Parent's Night Out

Parents can enjoy a great night out while the kids enjoy a wild time at the Zoo!


Red River Zoo


Parents can enjoy a great night out while the kids enjoy a wild time at the Red River Zoo. Come ready for a fun time full of games, activities, and animals. A snack will be provided, but we do ask that you eat dinner before you come.

Who: Children in grades 1-5

What: A fun night at the Zoo.  Activities include animal encounter, crafts, games, and carousel rides.

When:  6-9:30 PM

Why:  Have fun and explore the zoo and learn about conservation!


  • Register online
  • $45/child for non-members, $40/child for members
  • Snacks will be provided
  • Dress to go outside
  • Limited space (20 participants)

September 13th    Apples, Apples, Apples

An apple a day keeps the doctors away…even for our animals. Tonight, we are going to talk about the importance of Apples to our animals, and make some tasty apple snacks for ourselves, so come hungry.


September 28th Fall Fun

As summer changes to fall, join us as we talk about how the changing weather affects our animals, make some fall-themed crafts, and meet some cool critters.


Oct 11th Spooktacular

All things creepy and crawly come out for our Halloween Spooktacular. Come join us and wear your best Halloween outfit to meet some of our crawliest critters.


Oct 26th Howl-o-ween

Come to the zoo and get in the Halloween spirit by wearing your costumes, painting some pumpkins, and meeting our wolf pack. It’s bound to be a howling good time.


Nov 8th Cornucopia

In the Thanksgiving spirit, tonight we will make cornucopias that we can use to give snacks to the animals later.


Nov 23rd Turkey, Turkey, Turkey. 

It’s almost time for Thanksgiving so tonight we will focus on everything Turkey!! We will visit our Asian Aviary to meet some turkey cousins and craft some turkeys of our own.


Dec 28th Frost Bite

Tonight, we will talk about animals that are known for their bite, make an animal bite of our own, and meet some of our Carnivores!


Dec 31st New Year’s Eve

Come and join us to ring in the New Year! We will drink some sparkling cider, craft some paint fireworks, and celebrate 2020 coming in!

Here is a look at what a Parent’s Night Out might look like.

5:45-6 PM


6-7 PM

Introductions and Animal Encounter

7-8 PM

Zoo Walk, Begin Activity or Craft

8-8:45 PM

Finish Activity or Craft, Snack

8:45- 9:30 PM

Carousel Rides, Free play, Check-out