Calendar

April – September 2014

Apr
27
Sun
2014
Earth Day Celebration
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The zoo and more than 100 other top zoos and aquariums across the country are throwing the 8th Annual Party for the Planet– the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America—on Sunday, April 27, and everyone can join the festivities for free!

Conservation-based activities will run from noon to 4 p.m. and will include gas and electric demonstrations, arts and crafts for the kids, a “promise tree” where visitors can make a commitment to help ensure a healthy planet, and face painting stations. The Zoo’s Conservation Advisory Committee will highlight the work being done by its grant recipients, and stations will be located throughout the zoo to educate visitors about issues like recycling, watershed pollution prevention, the impact of non-native plants, sustainable fisheries, and more.

In addition to games and activities, Asha Nan will be playing live music. Asha Nan is a soulful blend of Brazilian, African, reggae, funk, and hip-hop meshed with socially-conscious lyrics that promote peace and unity.

As if all that wasn’t enough— Keeper talks will be offered at 11 a.m. (Red pandas) and 1 p.m. (Bush dogs) during feeding times.  A raffle will be held throughout the day to support the Zoo’s Conservation Fund, with a grand prize of a conservation gift basket filled with eco-friendly items from the Zoo’s Funky Monkey Gift Shop.

Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Pacific Gas & Electric, anyone can visit Sequoia Park Zoo at no charge on Sunday, April 27.

All in all, it will be a great day to get together with friends and family and head on over to the Zoo on Sunday, April 27.

For more information:

Contact: Nicole Spencer, Director of Development and Communications
Phone: 707-441-4227

May
10
Sat
2014
Cub Club: Funky Monkeys Workshop
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cub Club (5-7 year olds) One-day camps that explore animals through hands-on activities, theater, stories, games and the arts.

Funky Monkeys Workshop- What has four legs but swings from its tail? Who is named after a spider but has hands like a human? Join us for this Cub Club to find out who the Zoo’s Funky Monkeys really are! Could it be YOU?

Learn more about the workshops through the education department here.

Brew at the Zoo
May 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Embark on a “suds safari” as you sample some of the finest brews from Northern California and beyond on Saturday, May 10 from 5 – 9 p.m. Groove to live music by Vintage Rock N’ Soul and The Hip Joint while you dig into pub-style grub and beer-themed desserts.

Brew at the Zoo will offer craft beers from a wide variety of Northern California’s finest breweries including:

  • Alaskan Brewing Co.
  • Anchor Brewing Co.
  • Eel River Brewing Co.
  • Lagunitas Brewing Co.
  • Lost Coast Brewery
  • Mad River Brewing Co.
  • Mendocino Brewing Co.
  • North Coast Brewing Co.
  • Redwood Curtain Brewing Co.
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
  • and Six Rivers Brewery
  • and more!

Ticket includes evening zoo access, souvenir tasting glass, live music, and as much beer as you can responsibly drink. All proceeds benefit the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation.

Purchase your Brew at the Zoo tickets here!

Tickets are on sale now online, at the Zoo’s ticket booth, by calling (707) 442-5649, and at The Works* in Eureka, People’s Records* and Wildberries Marketplace* in Arcata (service charge applies with ticket vendors). Tickets cost $25 for Zoo members and $30 for non-members (21 & over only – ID required).

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.

Designated driver tickets are also available for $15 per person (no beer sampling), and cabs will be available outside the zoo to ensure everyone can get home safely.

This is a 21 & over only event.

Make sure to RSVP to the event on Facebook, and check out photos from last year’s event.

Want to volunteer? E-mail ten.o1419100493ozkra1419100493paiou1419100493qes@r1419100493eetnu1419100493lov1419100493.

For more event information:

Contact: Hilary Lebow, Marketing & Events Coordinator
Phone: 707-442-5649
E-mail: ten.o1419100493ozkra1419100493paiou1419100493qes@y1419100493ralih1419100493

Jun
1
Sun
2014
Zoo Crew Orientation
Jun 1 @ 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.o1419100493ozkra1419100493paiou1419100493qes@r1419100493eetnu1419100493lov1419100493. Click here for more volunteering opportunities.

Jun
14
Sat
2014
Cub Club: Silly Snakes & Salamanders Workshop
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cub Club (5-7 year olds) One-day camps that explore animals through hands-on activities, theater, stories, games and the arts.

Silly Snakes & Salamanders Workshop- Sneaky, slimy, slithery galore – come meet some snakes, salamanders and more! Don’t be scared and don’t be shy, for these critters are super nice guys.

Learn more about the workshops through the education department here.

Jul
20
Sun
2014
National Zoo Keeper Week
Jul 20 @ 12:00 am – Jul 26 @ 10:45 am

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.a1419100493c.ake1419100493rue.i1419100493c@not1419100493suaa1419100493

Jul
26
Sat
2014
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
2014
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.o1419100493ozkra1419100493paiou1419100493qes@r1419100493eetnu1419100493lov1419100493.

For more event information:

Contact: Hilary Lebow, Marketing & Events Coordinator
Phone: 707-442-5649
E-mail: ten.o1419100493ozkra1419100493paiou1419100493qes@y1419100493ralih1419100493

Aug
17
Sun
2014
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
2014
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.o1419100493ozkra1419100493paiou1419100493qes@r1419100493eetnu1419100493lov1419100493. Click here for more volunteering opportunities.

Visit

Open Today from 10am to 5pm

Adults: $5.75

Children (3-12): $3.75

Seniors (60+): $4.75

Children under 3: Free

Zoo Members: Free

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Events & Classes

Jan
14
Wed
2015
7:00 pm Free Conservation Lecture
Free Conservation Lecture
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Conservation Lecture
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Feb
11
Wed
2015
7:00 pm Free Conservation Lecture
Free Conservation Lecture
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Conservation Lecture
“Imperiled Fishers in the Pacific Northwest”  by Sean Matthews, Ph.D., Wildlife Conservation Society, Klamath Landscape Coordinator   The fisher, known to science as Pekania pennanti, [...]

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