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August 2016

Zoo Opens at 9AM

August 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am - October 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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The zoo opens at 9AM every day* from April 23 - October 9 for family fun!  Plan your visit today! *The zoo will be closed August 19 in preparation for our Zoo Brew & Wine, Too fundraising event.

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Family Wild Night – Fun With The Fishes (Preschool)

August 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - August 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Find out what happens at the zoo when the lights go out! You’ll enjoy educational activities, food, lots of fun!  Programs begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 a.m. the next day. Fee includes pizza dinner, snack, continental breakfast, and guided educational activities led by Zoo Education Staff.  Adults must accompany children. Preschool Family Wild Nights (for ages 3-5 with adult) - June 4, August 26 -OR- Download and Print a Registration Form. Wild Nights Cancellation and Refund Policies: Children…

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September 2016

Family Wild Night – Sleep Under The Stars

September 3, 2016 @ 6:00 am - September 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Find out what happens at the zoo when the lights go out! You’ll enjoy educational activities, food, lots of fun!  Programs begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 a.m. the next day. Fee includes pizza dinner, snack, continental breakfast, and guided educational activities led by Zoo Education Staff.  Adults must accompany children. Sleep Under the Stars Family Wild Nights - June 18 (Father's Day Weekend), July 15, September 3 -OR- Download and Print a Registration Form. Wild Nights Cancellation…

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February 2017

Volunteer Opportunity Fair

February 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Franke Park Pavilion #1, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Discover volunteer opportunities available at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo!  We have options for age 13 and older.  Drop-in between 6-7:30PM at Franke Park Pavilion #1.

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April 2017

Opening Day 2017

April 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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The zoo opens for the 2017 season on April 22.  Plan a visit today!

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June 2017

Military Appreciation Day

June 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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To honor those who serve our country, active duty military, retired military, Gold Star families, National Guard members, reservists and their immediate families receive free zoo admission on Wednesday, June 14 with a valid military ID. Immediate family includes spouse/partner and children age 18 and under. The zoo will be open from 9 a.m. – 7p.m. Last admission will be at 7 p.m.; grounds will close at 8 p.m. THANK YOU to our Sponsor:

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August 2017

Animal Enrichment Workshop

August 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoo Education Center, 600 Franke Park Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Adults, children, families, and groups can assist in creating objects to stimulate animals’ interest and encourage natural behaviors at an Animal Enrichment Workshop. Individuals need not register ahead of time and no previous training is required; just arrive at 9:00 a.m. ready to work. Group leaders should call the zoo’s Volunteer Office at 260-427-6828 at least one week in advance, with the ages and number of people in the group. Workshops meet from in the lower level of the Zoo Education…

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Animal Enrichment Workshop

August 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoo Education Center, 600 Franke Park Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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animal enrichment pig pumpkin

Adults, children, families, and groups can assist in creating objects to stimulate animals’ interest and encourage natural behaviors at an Animal Enrichment Workshop. Individuals need not register ahead of time and no previous training is required; just arrive at 9:00 a.m. ready to work. Group leaders should call the zoo’s Volunteer Office at 260-427-6828 at least one week in advance, with the ages and number of people in the group. Workshops meet in the lower level of the Zoo Education Center,…

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October 2017

MaskZOOrade

October 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Join us for the zoo’s newest fundraising event! MaskZOOrade gives guests 21 and older the unique opportunity to have a “spooktacular” time while supporting the zoo. The event will feature music, themed appetizers, and cocktails as guests enjoy the zoo at night! Ticket price is $50. Costumes are Encouraged! For information, contact 260-427-6831 or development@kidszoo.org. THANK YOU to our Sponsors! Presenting Sponsor: Silver Sponsor: Bronze Sponsors: Supporting Sponsors:   Click to view photos from MaskZOOrade 2016:

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February 2018

Volunteer Opportunity Fair

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoo Education Center, 600 Franke Park Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Come learn about all of the opportunities there are to volunteer at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo! Drop in to meet our Volunteer Superintendent, and find out what opportunities are best for you. This event will take place in the lower level of the Zoo Education Center. No registration required; this event is not a requirement to become a volunteer.

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