Special Events


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Join us October 12th for an unforgettable evening of fundraising under the stars honoring Martine Colette, founder and director of The Wildlife Waystation, at this year’s Rendezvous at the Zoo. Animal encounters, student presentations, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction will all be “paired” with Malibu Family Wines on the sprawling terrace adjacent to the zoo. Proceeds benefit America’s Teaching Zoo’s Master Plan, which will bring larger more naturalistic habitats for our big cats to call home.

Free Sunday! – September 24
Join us for a free admission day at the zoo! Sept 24th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. all visitors will receive free entry into the zoo for the day. Shows will be at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. carnivore feedings will begin at 3:30 p.m. Behind the Scenes Tours can be purchased for $7 per person. Tour groups are limited to 15 guests.

Boo at the Zoo – October 28 & 29
America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College hosts our annual “Boo at the Zoo” event on October 28th and 29th 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 16 & 17
Join us for a winter wonderland! Real snow for you and the animals, hot chocolate, crafts, games and lights galore! On December 16th and 17th 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 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 Behind the Scenes and interact with some of the animals. Tours are limited to groups of 15 guests. See you at the Zoo!

Ira’s Birthday Party – February 3, 2018
Every campus has a king! Moorpark College has IRA the lion, “King of the Campus”. Join us February 3th, as we celebrate IRA’s 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!

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