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Family Programs
Dates from March to May

Panda Pyjama Party (Overnight Program)

Pandas sleep for eight hours a day and humans do too! Come spend a night at the Zoo to visit animals before they go to sleep for the night and give a special morning greeting to the pandas when they wake up. This program includes a guided tour including a visit to the pandas, a bedtime snack, and fun activities...
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Girl playing
Parent and Tot
(youth age 18 months to 4 years with an adult)
Dates from April to May

Touchable Zoo

This program is designed to provide children with an opportunity to explore the animal world and develop / enhance their social, cognitive, communication, and motor skills through a variety of activities, songs, games, stories, and touchables...
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Critter Crew
(Youth age 4 to 5)
Saturday April 11 AND Saturday April 18

Under The Sea

It’s always better, down where it’s wetter. Join us while we explore all different types of creatures that live in the lakes and oceans...
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Zoo Crew
(Youth age 6 to 10)
Saturday April 11 AND Saturday April 18

Jitter Bugs

They’re in your backyard, they’re in your house, they’re everywhere! Get ready for a fun-filled day of exploration into the world of those creepy crawly creatures we call “bugs”...
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Massasauga Rattlesnake
Earth Day Massasauga Rattlesnake Workshop
Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Training Room, 361A Old Finch. Ave Toronto ON M1B 5K7
Each year, the Toronto Zoo hosts rattlesnake workshops for the people who share habitat with rattlesnakes near their homes and cottages, and where they work and play...
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Polar bear swimming
Earth Day Celebrations
Saturday, April 25, 2015 and Sunday, April 26, 2015
Caribou Café and Tundra Trek
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
A healthy, clean planet creates healthy animals, plants and people. Celebrate Earth Day at the Toronto Zoo and find out, through the eyes of the veterinarians and technicians at the Zoo, how they work towards a healthy wildlife population in Toronto...
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Teacher in front of class
Teacher Appreciation Event
Saturday, April 25 & Sunday, April 26, 2015
Main Courtyard
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Free admission for teachers and 1 guest
Discover how to take your students' learning to a new level within the natural setting of the Toronto Zoo! ...
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Rain Barrels
Rain Barrel Sales
Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26, 2015
Front Entrance
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Rain barrels are a great way to reduce your water bill and help save the environment...
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Massasauga Rattlesnake
Spring Toad Festival and Save the Frogs Day
Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2015
10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Americas Wetlands
Celebrate the arrival of spring by experiencing the sights and sounds of amorous male toads in search of that special someone! ...
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Yellow warbler - Dendroica petechia - Gele zanger
Toronto Zoo's 16th Annual International Migratory Bird Day
Saturday May 9, 2015
This year's theme is "Restoring Habitat, Restore Birds". One and two hour guided bird watching tours of the Rouge Valley and around the Zoo site will be conducted on the hour from 8:00am to 3pm...
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Gorilla Mom and Baby
Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us as we celebrate Mother's Day. We are creating a special activity zone where children will be able to create something special just for Mom...
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Blandings turtle juvenile (by Brennan Caverhill)
World Turtle Weekend
Saturday, May 23 to Sunday May 24, 2015
10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Americas Wetlands, Indo-Malaya Pavilion and the Americas Pavilion
Turtles around the world are threatened with extinction, but they are also some of the most honoured and celebrated creatures on earth...
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CARSTAR’S Great Strides™ Walk
For Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Toronto Zoo
Register now and help us raise vital funds to support Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s mission to find a cure or control for cystic fibrosis...
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Panda opening Christmas pinata
Piñata’s for Pandas
Wednesday July 1, 2015
11:00 am
Giant Panda’s Er Shun and Da Mao invite you to Pinata's for Pandas! The Toronto Zoo is always looking for creative animal enrichment that connects guests and animals in a relatable way...
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3 Orangutan
Toronto Zoo’s Annual Orangutan Awareness Weekend
Saturday August 22 & Sunday, August 23, 2015
Conservation Connection Centre, 11:00am to 4:00pm
Did you know that the Toronto Zoo is home to Canada's only Giant pandas AND the only Canadian zoo to have Sumatran orangutans? ...
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Sumatran tiger
Tiger Awareness Day
Sunday, July 26 2015, 11:00am to 4:00pm
Indo-Malaya Boardwalk
Did you know that tigers are declared a critically endangered species and that the wild tiger population is fewer than 3,200 and there are only approximately only 350 Sumatran tigers left in the wild? ...
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Oasis Zoo Run 10K and 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Join us for our annual fundraiser run/walk for the Zoo! This event is open to all runners, walkers, and fitness folk of all ages and abilities. Bring the whole family for a day of fitness, fun and fundraising. Support the Toronto Zoo and invite your friends, family and colleagues to pledge a runner! For online entry, fundraising and event details please visit the Oasis Zoo Run website.
*Please note all events subject to change without notice.

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