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)

Themes for each program

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.


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.


Sample schedule for the program

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