Calendar

September 2013 – March 2014

Sep
29
Sun
Free Day & International Red Panda Day
Sep 29 all-day

Bring friends and family for a free day of fun at Sequoia Park Zoo, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Pacific Gas & Electric. The zoo will also be celebrating International Red Panda Day, with Red panda-themed activities between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.. Zoo visitors can have their faces painted like a Red panda, watch the Red pandas create a unique paw-print painting, and then enter a raffle to win the painting. Keepers will also present talks on charismatic zoo residents during the day.

Oct
3
Thu
Arcata Chamber Mixer at the Zoo
Oct 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the Arcata Chamber Members at Sequoia Park Zoo for its monthly networking mixer. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow business owners, promote your own business, or even win a prize! Participate in the “buck-a-minute” promos, or donate a raffle item to advertise your business! Refreshments will be provided.

Oct
26
Sat
Boo at the Zoo
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy spooky family fun and discover the world of bats, spiders, snakes and more with exciting games and activities. Plus, animal encounters and a costume parade. Activities included with general zoo admission; members join the fun for free!

Boo at the Zoo
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

BooPosterForWebsiteOctober is here and Halloween is right around the corner. Sequoia Park Zoo will host the 16th annual Boo at the Zoo in Eureka on Saturday, October 26 from 12-4 p.m.

Learn about slimy, slithery, creepy and crawly creatures through games, crafts,and animal encounters at this frightfully delightful family event. Activities include the Snake Maze, Spider Web Toss, Skull Identification, Scavenger Hunt, Slug Slime, Face Painting, and so much more! The Madagascar hissing cockroaches, tarantulas, snakes, and other zoo critters will be out and up close for a spooktacular experience.

The animals at the Zoo also get to celebrate Halloween with their very own surprise-stuffed Jack-o-Lanterns. The Spider monkeys, gibbons, peccaries, rhea, Red pandas, barnyard residents, yaks, cavies and screamers will all get to enjoy their very own pumpkin treats at scheduled times during the event. Watching the animals feast on their treats is an experience not to be missed!

Show off your wild wear and join the Costume Parade & Contest at 2 p.m. for a chance to win great Halloween-themed prizes. Prizes will be awarded to children and adults for Most Awesome Animal, Most Spooktacular, and Most Original costume. Then treat the family to cotton candy, caramel apples, popcorn, snacks, and other twisted treats from the special Halloween menu at the Funky Monkey Café and other food stations located throughout the Zoo.

“Boo at the Zoo has become a tradition for families and it keeps getting better every year,” says Zoo Foundation Events Coordinator Hilary Lebow. “This is an event you don’t want to miss!” All games and activities are included with general zoo admission; zoo members join the fun for free and enjoy quick access to the event through a members-only line. If you’re not a member yet, this is a great month to join and enjoy the zoo for free all year long!

Check out our 2013 Event Highlights for more information about our costume parade, activities, animal enrichment schedule and places to eat during Boo at the Zoo.

We are still bringing in more fantastic volunteers for this event; if you are interested in helping with event activities email ten.o1406623216ozkra1406623216paiou1406623216qes@r1406623216eetnu1406623216lov1406623216.

Thank you 2013 Event Sponsors for helping to make Boo at the Zoo possible!

Dec
14
Sat
Holiday Hoorah Member Party
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In appreciation of our members’ support throughout the year, Sequoia Park Zoo will be hosting a members-only holiday party for zoo members to enjoy an afternoon of holiday eats & special treats — on us! Plus, the first 10 members through the door will receive a free gift!

Santa will make an appearance at 3:00 p.m., so be sure to bring your cameras for a photo! Also make sure to create holiday crafts using recycled materials, and don’t forget to browse our wild selection of unique and conservation-themed gifts in the zoo Gift Shop.

Not a Member? Join Today to Attend the Party!

Becoming a part of the zoo member family is easy: Simply

  • Join online
  • Call the Zoo Foundation Office at (707) 442-5649
  • Or stop by the Zoo Ticket Booth.

We hope to see you at the zoo for our kick-off to the holiday season!

Dec
25
Wed
Christmas Day Animal Enrichment Schedule @ Sequoia Park Zoo
Dec 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Come see our zoo residents enjoy special presents of the their own on Christmas Day! Free admission for members.

11 a.m. Gibbon

CavyforWeb12:00 p.m. Spider Monkey

12:30 p.m. Yak

1:00 p.m. Barnyard

1:30 p.m. Cavies & Screamers

2:00 p.m. Peccaries

2:30 p.m. Red pandas & Muntjac

Feb
15
Sat
G.O. Program Orientation
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Want to get to know the animals better? Join the G.O. Program! You’ll have the opportunity to observe the animals and collect valuable data. No experience needed.

Observers use a list of described behaviors to record an animal’s activity for a set period of time, usually 20 minutes per individual. The data collected helps zookeepers to better understand how the animals are spending their day and how they are utilizing their exhibit. This information is then used by keepers to further enhance animal care. It also creates baseline data for future studies which may be performed by zookeepers or students. Future opportunities in this growing program include data entry, statistics, studies, species specific ethogram development, and a call out list to assist keepers in observing introductions, births, and more.

See more volunteer opportunities here.

 

 

Feb
19
Wed
Free Conservation Lecture
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Conservation Lecture Series

Join us in the evening to learn more about species conservation efforts in the field! Free conservation talks are held at the zoo every 2nd Wednesday of the month, Nov.-March, at 7 p.m. (exception: February lecture is on the 19th). These talks are free and open to the public. Enter through the main zoo gates.

2014 Conservation Lecture Calendar

  • February 19:Species recovery in the Pacific Northwest – an opportunity for zoos and aquariums. (David Sheperdson, Oregon Zoo)
  • March 12: - When the Fuel Hits the Feathers:  Oiled Wildlife Rescue in California and on the North Coast. (Tamar Danufsky, HSU Museum and Oiled Wildlife Care Network)

For more on conservation events happening at Sequoia Park Zoo, visit our Conservation Events page.

Mar
2
Sun
Zoo Crew Orientation
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Want to work more closely with the animals? This year-round program offers individuals the opportunity to take part in some of the zoo’s day-to-day activities, like feeding, observing and handling animals and cleaning exhibits. There are also opportunities for giving demonstrations and helping out at our special events. This position is for a volunteer interested in a longer commitment and requires training. Interested persons must be approved by the Volunteer Coordinator prior to attending any Zoo Crew orientations.

All Zoo Crew members must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Complete the required application, orientation and training
  • Pass a TB and background check
  • Commit to a minimum of two shifts per month for at least 6 months
  • Be able to follow directions precisely and work independently
  • Be in good physical shape—able to lift 25 pounds, walk, stoop, reach overhead and traverse uneven surfaces.
  • Pass the pre-screenings and receive a personal invitation to join the Zoo Crew training

Please be aware that the Zoo Crew application process can take several weeks, and volunteer orientation only occurs every 3 months. You will be contacted about your status once your application has been processed.

2014 Zoo Crew Orientation Dates:

  • Sunday, March 2, 12 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 1, 12-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 7, 12-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 7, 12-4 p.m.

Interested persons must be approved by the Volunteer Coordinator to attend any Zoo Crew orientations. Call (707) 441-4205 or e-mail ten.o1406623216ozkra1406623216paiou1406623216qes@r1406623216eetnu1406623216lov1406623216.

See more volunteering opportunities here.

 

Mar
12
Wed
Free Conservation Lecture
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm

Conservation Lecture Series

Join us in the evening to learn more about species conservation efforts in the field! Free conservation talks are held at the zoo every 2nd Wednesday of the month, Nov.-March, at 7 p.m. (exception: February lecture is on the 19th). These talks are free and open to the public. Enter through the main zoo gates.

2014 Conservation Lecture Calendar

  • March 12: - When the Fuel Hits the Feathers:  Oiled Wildlife Rescue in California and on the North Coast. (Tamar Danufsky, HSU Museum and Oiled Wildlife Care Network)

For more on conservation events happening at Sequoia Park Zoo, visit our Conservation Events page.

Visit

Today is open from 10am to 5pm.

Adults: $6.75

Children (3-12): $4.75

Seniors (60+): $5.75

Children under 3: Free

Zoo Members: Free

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Events & Classes

Aug
16
Sat
5:00 pm Zootini
Zootini
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Aug
17
Sun
11:00 am Grand Opening of the Watershed Heroes Exhibit
Grand Opening of the Watershed H…
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grand Opening of the Watershed Heroes Exhibit
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