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Saturday, September 23rd 2023 

The Official 50th Celebration of the Exotic Animal Training & Management Program 

Celebrate and pay tribute to the 50 years of EATM with classmates, friends, animals and staff of past and present, at this once in a lifetime party.

5pm - 9:30pm

Early Bird Pricing until August 31st. Price will increase September 1st & available til September 21st 11:59PM PST. Tickets are required for entry into the event. 

Sunday, September 24th 2023

Alumni & Family Zoo Open House
11am - 2:00pm

Free Admission - Please Reserve Your Tickets

Plan Your Weekend

Friday - Offsite Alumni Gathering
Meet @ Chuy's in Simi Valley at 4:30pm.
(There are 2 locations now ) Meet at
1397 E Los Angeles Ave


Saturday - Official 50th Celebration of EATM
At America's Teaching Zoo
5pm to 9:30pm

21 & Over


Sunday - Alumni & Family Open House
At America's Teaching Zoo
11am - 2:00pm

Free Admission - Please Reserve Your Tickets  


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Things to Do

Looking for things to do while visiting? Have a great time & support local businesses that support the Zoo 


Friday Wine Tasting at Cavaletti Vineyards 
165 Poindexter Ave, Suite D Moorpark, CA 93021
Open Friday from 4-8
Open Saturday and Sunday from 12-6  


Saturday Late Night Bites at M on High
Located at 255 E. High Street in Moorpark, CA offers contemporary American cuisine in an upscale destination for family-friendly gatherings or late-night celebrations between friends.
Open for Dinner 5pm – 11pm
Sunday 5pm – 9pm
Reservations recommended.  


Sunday Breakfast at Country Harvest
252 West Los Angeles Ave. Suite A/B Moorpark, CA 93021
Local down-home breakfast
Open from 7am – 2pm  


Other Local Bites to Enjoy in Moorpark:
Bobas Cuz – Open til 9pm. 325 E High St. 

Enegren Brewing Co. – Closes at 10pm Friday & Saturday. 444 Zachary St # 120 

Coaches Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor – Open til 9pm. 144 Los Angeles Ave Ste. 112 

Serendipity Café & Bar – Open All Day. 1 Los Angeles Ave. 

Local Hotels & Accomodations

Leave Your Mark

Purchase a brick to support the walkway in the Alumni Aviary! Leave your footprint and pave the path to the future!

You may individualize a brick for you, your family, honor a loved one, an animal, or make a memoriam. The donated bricks will become a part of the updated Alumni Aviary walkway, paving the way for generations to come.  Bricks that are currently part of the walkway will still be relaid in the pathway.  
Ordering closes October 1, 2023.  Bricks will be installed in the winter of 2023.  There's limited space so place your order as soon as possible!

Celebrate this Milestone with Us

The EATM program has a rich history for creating a space for all students to learn from amazing animal teachers and fulfill their dreams. Celebrate and pay tribute to the 50 years of EATM with classmates, friends, animals and staff of past and present, at this once in a lifetime party.


Be a part of the celebration of the past 50 years and cheers with us to the next 50 years! 


Join in the FUN....Help the Success

As we approach our 50th Celebration year, we hope you will consider being a part of the success. Contributing to our "party for the program" is just one way you can say "thank you" to the special place that has touched lives and taught us all. 

It is our goal to create an experience all can afford to attend, while not straining the zoo's operating budget and diverting funds marked for the growth of the zoo.