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International Red Panda Day

International Red Panda Day

BPZOO CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL RED PANDA DAY 

Join us for International Red Panda Day at the Zoo on Sunday, September 17th to learn about our red pandas, Jacob, Marie, and the cubs and raise awareness about this beautiful, yet endangered species.

Here is the schedule of all the fun:

🐾 11 am – 2 pm: Face Painting, Activity with a BPZOO Educator, and Raffle Tickets for Red Panda Painting

🐾 11 am: Painting with the Pandas

🐾 12 pm: Cubs’ Gender Reveal

🐾 1 pm: Cubs’ Name Reveal

🐾 2 pm: Red Panda Keeper Chat and Raffle Drawing

Let’s see how much we can raise for red pandas! Donate to the Zoo’s conservation donation fund during your visit and be entered into a raffle to win a Red Panda Painting! For every $5.00 donation, you’ll receive one raffle entry. These donations must be made in person on September 17th to be entered.

What are we doing to protect this endangered species?

BPZOO is proud to partner with the Red Panda Network, the world leader in efforts to protect red pandas and their habitat, as a Reforestation Sponsor. Our most recent donation of $5,000 will support the land purchase, reforestation, and the salary of a local land steward for one hectare of red panda habitat in the Panchthar-Ilam-Taplejung (PIT) corridor in eastern Nepal: a critical location for red panda conservation that has been heavily fragmented and degraded by deforestation.

Red pandas are unique, important and unfortunately endangered. There may be as few as 2,500 red pandas remaining in the wild. Red pandas are a flagship species. Their conservation has landscape-level impacts, and like an umbrella, the entire ecoregion — its forests and wildlife — are protected when red pandas are conserved.

 

BPZOO is dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild places.

Tie Dye at the Zoo

Tie Dye at the Zoo

Saturday, September 30th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tie Dye Workshop: Get creative and design your very own tie-dye masterpiece. We provide the materials, you bring the imagination! Create a vibrant, one-of-a-kind design a BPZOO tshirt. Whether you’re a tie-dye pro or a beginner, this activity is fun for all ages. Children’s sizes XS-Large. $14.95 per shirt. Pre-registration required.

The best part? Return to Buttonwood Park Zoo wearing your t-shirt and receive a FREE ride token!

Be careful when washing it for the first time! Wear gloves or the dye may stain hands your hands.

Glitter Witch Tattoos: Add a touch of enchantment to your day with our Glitter Witch Tattoos station. The Glitter Witches will adorn you with sparkling, mystical designs. Choose from an array of magical designs and patterns, and let your inner witch or wizard shine.

Honey Tasting: Experience the sweet side of nature with our Honey Tasting event. Sample our pumpkin spice whipped honey or honey lip balms, each with its own unique flavor profile. Learn about the importance of bees in our ecosystem and discover the secrets of honey production.

Animal Encounters: While you’re here, don’t forget to visit our amazing animals! Buttonwood Park Zoo is home to a diverse array of species from around the world. Explore our habitats and learn about wildlife conservation.

*Ticket purchase provides you with a white BPZOO T-shirt for tie-dying. Glitter tattoos are available for purchase through the Glitter Witches. This event will be rain or shine. Tickets can not be refunded.*

Baby Boo at the Zoo

Baby Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo logo with pumpkin to look like a red panda. Listing dates and times of the event.

Tickets are LIVE for BPZOO MEMBERS ONLY through September 10th!

Baby Boo at the Zoo will satisfy all your little ones fall, Halloween, and cool weather cravings! This daytime Halloween-themed family-friendly event is full of games, trick-or-treating, costume parade, food, and fun.

Friday, October 27th

9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Ticket Prices:

Member Pricing:
Adults (18+): $10 | Child (2-17): $5 | Under 2: Free

Non-Member Pricing:
Adults (18+): $15 | Child (2-17): $10 | Under 2: Free

Baby Boo is geared towards ages 5 and younger

Special Halloween Toe Jam Puppet Band performance at 12:30 pm!

Are you or your family looking for a unique way to give back to the community?

Boo at the Zoo at Buttonwood Park Zoo is a fun way to volunteer while helping to create slightly spooky memories for thousands of families.
Would you like to volunteer? Email ksherman@bpzoo.org.

Thank you to our sponsors and their continued support.

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo logo with pumpkin to look like a red panda. Listing dates and times of the event.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21ST IS CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER.

Now in its 22nd year, “Boo at the Zoo” is here to fulfill all your autumnal and mildly eerie Halloween desires. With campus-wide daylight trick-or-treating, you have a total of six delightful days to relish in the Boo at the Zoo experience this season.

Saturdays & Sundays

October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
(last admission 4:00 pm)

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Ticket Prices:

Member Pricing:
Adults (18+): $13 | Child (2-17): $9 | Under 2: Free

Non-Member Pricing:
Adults (18+): $18 | Child (2-17): $14 | Under 2: Free

Entertainment Schedule ALL 3 WEEKENDS:

  • All Day: Face Painting, Glitter Witch Tattoos, and Crafts
  • 11am – 2pm: Roaming Characters
  • 11am – 12pm and 1pm – 2pm: Stationed Mermaid in Mythical Creatures (Rainforest)

Saturdays, October 14th, 21st, and 28th
Annie and the Natural Wonderland Band: 11am and 2pm

Are you or your family looking for a unique way to give back to the community?

Boo at the Zoo at Buttonwood Park Zoo is a fun way to volunteer while helping to create slightly spooky memories for thousands of families.
Would you like to volunteer? Email kdonlan@bpzoo.org.

Thank you to our sponsors and their continued support.

care free
Free Admission Day

Free Admission Day

Free Admission Day

in partnership with Highland Street Foundation

Highland Street Foundation is pleased to partner with BPZOO to provide a FREE ADMISSION DAY during summer vacation. 
No registration is required. All guests will receive free admission.

Thursday, August 24th

Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Last admission is at 4:15 pm

Check out the other fun activities to do during the month of August!