Calendar

Jul
20
Sun
National Zoo Keeper Week
Jul 20 – Jul 26 all-day

The zoo is celebrating National Zookeeper Week starting July 20 with keeper talks, animal encounters, a raffle and other special activities for visitors of all ages.

The week-long raffle theme this year is “Jeans for Giraffes” to raise money for giraffe conservation. Zoo visitors will have the opportunity to win a special behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo by donating pairs of old jeans at the ticket booth; zoo visitors will receive one raffle ticket for every donated pair of jeans. The winner’s name will be drawn on Saturday, July 26.

The Redwood Coast chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) will host additional keeper talks during the week and provide special activities for zoo visitors.

Sunday, July 20, 12 – 2 p.m.: Enrichment for Pets: Zoo keepers will teach visitors about the benefits of enrichment for animals, and how to provide enrichment activities for pets at home.‘Enrichment’ encompasses objects and activities designed to stimulate and challenge natural behaviors and promote overall well being.

Wednesday, July 23, 12 – 2 p.m.: Making Enrichment: Visitors of all ages can help make enrichment objects for the zoo animals. The animals will receive their new “toys” on Saturday, July 26.

Saturday, July 26, 12 – 2 p.m.: Decorating Light Switch Covers:  Come decorate light switch covers to remind yourself to conserve energy and support Acres for the Atmosphere, a tree planting and educational campaign led by Polar Bears International.

See the press release, or learn more information:

Contact: Amanda Auston, Animal Care Supervisor
Phone: 707-441-4229
E-mail: vog.a1406344016c.ake1406344016rue.i1406344016c@not1406344016suaa1406344016

Jul
26
Sat
Get Out and Play Day
Jul 26 all-day

From the park to the bay…a hometown adventure for the whole family!

Come explore all the wonders that the City of Eureka has to offer in the first annual Get Out and Play Day sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Children receive FREE admission to the zoo with a paid adult!

For a full listing of events visit the City of Eureka website: http://www.ci.eureka.ca.gov/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=9192

Aug
16
Sat
Zootini
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Celebrate the zoo in style with exciting live and silent auctions, fine dining, signature “Zootini” cocktails, live music and more. This is an evening you won’t want to miss! 21 & over only.

Ticket includes evening zoo access, souvenir martini glass and more:

  • Premiere look at the Watershed Heroes exhibit
  • Two drink tokens and a full catered dinner
  • Up-close animal encounters
  • Live and silent auctions
  • Lucky You! Wine Pull
  • One-of-a-kind Raffle Prizes
  • Live music all nights

Purchase a raffle ticket in advance at the zoo ticket booth or during Zootini for your chance to win one of three great prizes!

  • River Otter Encounter – go behind the scenes to watch a training/feeding session (4 people max, children must be 8+)
  • Feed a Red Panda – Help a zookeeper feed the adult red pandas (1 person, age 6+)
  • Hosted Zoo Birthday Birthday – Games, goody bags, chicken feeding and a red panda painting are included! (10 children max, age 3+)

Six Rivers Brewery will be hosting our Monkey Bar again this year with delicious themed cocktails, including this year’s signature drink – the Hero-tini. All proceeds benefit the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation.

Ticket prices:

  • $75 members
  • $85 non-members
  • $100 at the door
  • $600 for table of 8

Purchase your Zootini tickets at the zoo or online now!

Sequoia Park Zoo is limited to street parking and since we are located in a residential neighborhood, we encourage all attendees to carpool with as many fellow guests as possible and to consider using alternative transportation to help us alleviate congestion and ensure community safety. See more event safety information here.

Check out photos from last year’s event.

Want to volunteer? E-mail ten.o1406344016ozkra1406344016paiou1406344016qes@r1406344016eetnu1406344016lov1406344016.

For more event information:

Contact: Hilary Lebow, Marketing & Events Coordinator
Phone: 707-442-5649
E-mail: ten.o1406344016ozkra1406344016paiou1406344016qes@y1406344016ralih1406344016

Aug
17
Sun
Grand Opening of the Watershed Heroes Exhibit
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bring the whole family to enjoy the grand opening celebration of the Watershed Heroes exhibit:

  • Experience the River Otters up close
  • Catch a glimpse inside the Salmon habitat
  • See the new Learning Lab classroom
  • Explore the Watershed Play Area, and more!

Are you a member? Join the fun for free and get an exclusive preview of the Watershed Heroes exhibit from 9 – 11 a.m.

Stay tuned for news on our Bald Eagle Aviary – scheduled to open later this fall!

NOTE: The original grand opening date in July was canceled due to unexpected delays.

 

Sep
7
Sun
Zoo Crew Orientation
Sep 7 @ 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.

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.

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.

Interested persons must be approved by the Volunteer Coordinator to attend any Zoo Crew orientations. Call (707) 441-4205 or e-mail ten.o1406344016ozkra1406344016paiou1406344016qes@r1406344016eetnu1406344016lov1406344016. Click here for more volunteering opportunities.

Sep
18
Thu
Eureka Chamber Mixer at the Zoo
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Join the Eureka 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
25
Sat
Boo at the Zoo
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy frightfully delightful family fun and discover the world of bats, spiders, snakes and more with exciting games and activities. Plus, animal encounters and costume parade.

Activities included with general zoo admission; members join the fun for free!

Nov
12
Wed
Free Conservation Lecture
Nov 12 @ 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 November through March, at 7 p.m.

These talks are free and open to the public. Enter through the main zoo gates.

2014-2015 Conservation Lecture Calendar

  • Wednesday, November 12:  ‘Salt Water Restoration’ by M. Doreen Hansen, Humboldt County Resource Conservation District
  • Wednesday, December 10: ‘Local Research on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)’ by Brian Tissot, HSU Marine Lab Director and Biology Professor
  • Wednesday, January 14: ‘Impacts of Rat Poisons on Humboldt County Wildlife’ by Mourad Gabriel, Integral Ecology Research Center Director and Ecologist
  • Wednesday, February 11: ‘Fishers in the Pacific Northwest’ by Sean Matthews, Wildlife Conservation Society Klamath Landscape Coordinator
  • Wednesday, March 11: ‘Chytrid Fungus in Frog Populations from Jamaican Coffee Plantations’ by Jennifer Brown, HSU Wildlife Department Graduate Student and SPZF Conservation Grant Recipient

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

Dec
7
Sun
Zoo Crew Orientation
Dec 7 @ 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.

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.

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.

Interested persons must be approved by the Volunteer Coordinator to attend any Zoo Crew orientations. Call (707) 441-4205 or e-mail ten.o1406344016ozkra1406344016paiou1406344016qes@r1406344016eetnu1406344016lov1406344016. Click here for more volunteering opportunities.

Dec
10
Wed
Free Conservation Lecture
Dec 10 @ 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 November through March, at 7 p.m.

These talks are free and open to the public. Enter through the main zoo gates.

2014-2015 Conservation Lecture Calendar

  • Wednesday, December 10: ‘Local Research on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)’ by Brian Tissot, HSU Marine Lab Director and Biology Professor
  • Wednesday, January 14: ‘Impacts of Rat Poisons on Humboldt County Wildlife’ by Mourad Gabriel, Integral Ecology Research Center Director and Ecologist
  • Wednesday, February 11: ‘Fishers in the Pacific Northwest’ by Sean Matthews, Wildlife Conservation Society Klamath Landscape Coordinator
  • Wednesday, March 11: ‘Chytrid Fungus in Frog Populations from Jamaican Coffee Plantations’ by Jennifer Brown, HSU Wildlife Department Graduate Student and SPZF Conservation Grant Recipient

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

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Open Today 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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Jul
20
Sun
all-day National Zoo Keeper Week
National Zoo Keeper Week
Jul 20 – Jul 26 all-day
The zoo is celebrating National Zookeeper Week starting July 20 with keeper talks, animal encounters, a raffle and other special activities for visitors of all [...]
Jul
26
Sat
all-day Get Out and Play Day
Get Out and Play Day
Jul 26 all-day
From the park to the bay…a hometown adventure for the whole family! Come explore all the wonders that the City of Eureka has to offer [...]

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