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Toronto Zoo 2015 Orchid Festival
Daily from Saturday, February 14 to Sunday March 22, 2015
Malayan Woods Pavilion
It may still be winter but the Toronto Zoo is celebrating spring! Our Horticulture Team has added some spring magic in our Malayan Woods pavilion with our 2015 Orchid Festival...
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Polar bears
“Bundle Up” Challenge
Saturday, February 21 to Friday, February 27, 2015
The Toronto Zoo is celebrating International Polar Bear Day by inviting you to “Bundle Up For Polar Bears!” Bundle up in your warmest sweater, socks, and toque for the week and take part in the Thermostat Challenge by turning down your thermostat by two degrees between Saturday, February 21 and Friday, February 27, 2015...
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2nd Annual Move Your Paws For The Polar Bear Cause
1K & 5K Walk/Run
NEW 5K Route!

Presented by Toronto Zoo and Canada Running Series

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Join the cause and move YOUR paws to help one of the world's most vulnerable species! Support of our polar bear family and join the cause and move YOUR paws to help one of the world's most vulnerable species!

Open to all runners, walkers and fitness folk of all ages and abilities...
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Polar bear swimming
Polar Bear Fest
Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1, 2015
11:00 am to 3:00 pm daily
Tundra Trek, Panda Interpretive Centre, and Education Centre
Show your love for polar bears and join us at our very ‘cool’ Polar Bear Festival, an annual event celebrating International Polar Bear Day...
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Polar bear swimming
March Break at the Zoo
March 14-22, 2015
10:00am to 2:00pm
Find out how we use Enrichment to engage our animals including polar bears, otters and meerkats. Join us for our daily featured animal enrichment activity in the Education Auditorium and make an enrichment item for our animals...
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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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Gorilla: Charles
Gorilla Awareness Day
Saturday, April 11, 2015
10:00am to 3:00pm
African Rainforest Pavilion, Gorilla Exhibit
Join us at the Western Lowland Gorilla Exhibit to enjoy gorilla focused activities and colouring sheet and check out gorilla artifacts like skulls, teeth and enrichment items used by our gorilla troop. Did you know that gorillas are declared a critically endangered species and due to poaching and disease, the western lowland gorilla’s numbers have declined by more than 60% over the last 20 to 25 years?...
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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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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
Training Room, 361A Old Finch. Ave Toronto ON M1B 5K7
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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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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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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