School is out for the day! Drop off your student off at the zoo for a fun, exciting and educational day off.


Red River Zoo


No school today?  Come spend your day at the Zoo!  You’ll enjoy a mellow day of exploring the Zoo, playing games, and meeting some animals up close. Some activities might include learning how animals stay warm, or why birds fly in a V formation or learning to make your very own lava lamp. Join us at the zoo for a full day of fun and learning!

Who: Children in grades 1-5

What: A relaxing, but a structured day at the Zoo.  Activities include animal encounter, Zoo Tour, crafts, games, outdoor play, science experiment, carousel rides

Where: Red River Zoo

When:  Drop off from 8 to 9 AM

Structured activities from 9 AM- 4 PM

Pickup from 3:30-5:30 PM

Why:  relax and explore science and conservation at your own pace


  • $55/child for non-members, $50/child for members
  • Water will be provided, Lunch is not. Children should bring lunch
  • Dress to go outside
  • Limited space (20 participants)

Sample Schedule

8:00-9:00 AM

Check-In, free play

9:00-10:00 AM

Craft, Game, Educational Activity

10:00-11:00 AM

Snack, Zoo Walk

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Science Experiment, Animal Encounter

12:00-1:00 PM

Lunch, Game

1:00-2:00 PM

Animal Encounter

2:00-3:30 PM

Snack, Educational Activity

3:30-5:30 PM

Check Out- free play

ZOOcation Dates

December 23rd

January 20th

February 18th

April 10th