Special Events



Boo at the Zoo – October 29 & 30, 2016

America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College hosts our annual “Boo at the Zoo” event on October 29th and 30th from 11 a.m.to 5 p.m. Entry fee is $8 for adults and $6 for children 3-12. Less than 2 years of age are free!

Each child in costume will receive a Zoo BINGO card upon entry. When all squares are filled they head to the kids fun zone and receive a bag o’ treats! There will also be animal shows, costume contest, a parade at 3 p.m., face painting, games, and not-so-spooky decorations throughout the zoo.

Arctic Lights – December 17 & 18, 2016

Join us for a winter wonderland! Real snow for you and the animals, hot chocolate, crafts, games and lights galore! On December 17th and 18th America’s Teaching Zoo will be hosting their annual Arctic Lights event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry fees are $8 for adults, $6 for children 3-12 and free for ages 2 and under. Bring in a string of working LED lights and receive a free adult admission for that day. The zoo will be decorated from top to bottom with sparkles and lights. Get that last minute gift shopping done at our merchandise table and bake sale while the kids play in real snow, drink hot chocolate, and enjoy winter themed crafts and games. For an extra $7 per person guests can tour the back areas and interact with some of the animals. Back stage tours are limited to 15 guests. See you at the Zoo!

Ira’s Birthday Party – February 4, 2017

Every campus has a king! Moorpark College has IRA the lion, “King of the Campus”. Join us February 4th, as we celebrate IRA’s 3rd birthday with a WILD party at America’s Teaching Zoo. Guests of this party will sing “Happy Birthday” to IRA as he claws and bites into his presents.  All party guests will get a piece of birthday cake and kids can make crowns to wear for this royal event!

Spring Spectacular – March 25 & 26, April 1 & 2, 2017 

These fun filled weekends are America’s Teaching Zoo’s biggest showcase of the year! Animal presentations produced by our dedicated students highlight the very best of what the Exotic Animal Training and Management program has to offer. Come out for food, fun and furry friends! VIP Tours, a Kids Zone and guest animal celebrities are sure to be a hit with our guests!

Jr Safari

Coming Summer of 2017 our annual Jr Safari Summer Camp program. Registration forms will be available the last week of March 2017!

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