SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR 2013
Bring your family and join the fun for our annual "Family Night in the Wild" events this summer! Starting in July and then in August we are offering a special evening for you and your family to experience sleeping overnight at the Zoo in our magnificent picnic area - right next to where the night animals live!
Once night falls, our guies and volunteers will accompany you on a walking safari throughout the Zoo so you can observe the behaviour of our animals before dusk. This extremely fun-filled event includes hot chocolate and marshmallows while we tell stories, play games and/or sing songs (guitars are welcome).
During the night you will not get much sleep as you will hear the lions roaring, wolves howling and a few feathered friends will make sure you are awake in the morning!
And speaking of morning, we will serve you a light breakfast; then you will meet a Zookeeper and learn about an animal plus enjoy a narrated train ride around the perimeter of the Zoo.
Dates for this year are: July 13th, July 27th, August 10th, August 17th and August 24th.
Don't delay in booking as we book up quickly - to reserve your evening adventure please click here to download and complete the registration form. Or for further information, call our Education Department at 604.856.6825 ext 26 or email email@example.com
***Special discounts are available for our valued members!
We are pleased to welcome back the return of ACCESS DAY - our annual fun-filled popular day for people with disabilities and at a discounted rate! Same price for admission from the last few years - $5 per person and as always special needs assistants will receive free admission. If you would like to ride the train it is $2 per person (including special needs assistants).
DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE - PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TRAINS HAVE BEEN BOOKED UNTIL 2 PM.
This event is always extremely popular, so please book now to avoid disappointment! Click here to download the registration form and here for more information. Groups of 5 people or more are preferred, although is not required.
If you would still lilke to speak to someone live about this great day, please do not hesitate to contact our Education Department at 604.856.6825 ext 26 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who loves their Mom....where do you take her on her special day???? Does she love animals and the great outdoors....if so why not celebrate her day at the Zoo!!!
The first 100 Mom's get in half price and will receive a special treat (supplies are limited).
Everyone will get a chance to meet the Super Mom's here at the Zoo too!
ROBERT BATEMAN - GET TO KNOW LAUNCH - APRIL 22ND
The Greater Vancouver Zoo is thrilled to welcome back renowned wildlife artist Robert Bateman's "Get to Know" contest! Approximately 100 Langley School District students have been invited to learn about the contest and also use their artistic skills to get closer to nature. Artwork will be on display at the Zoo throughout the month.
The Get to Know Contest is calling youth all across Canada to get outdoors and get to know nature! Submit art, writing, photography, video, and music inspired by the great outdoors. So whether it’s a visit to a local park in your neighbourhood, a local zoo or aquarium, or a nearby National Park or Wildlife Refuge, we want you to get outdoors and get to know! Then send us your artwork and you could win big! Winners will receive wild prizes, including the chance to have their entry published in the 2014 Get to Know Contest Calendar and other exciting partner prizes. The Contest is now open and runs until August 1! To learn more and find out how to enter, go to www.gettoknow.ca. Have a question? Email email@example.com. And don’t forget to Like us on Facebook to stay in the loop on more great prizes!
Come out and celebrate Earth Day at the Zoo. There will be lots of activities to learn more about how you can help the environment and save the animals too!
Learn about our compost facility that all of our non-primate herbivore (plant eaters) are contributing their poop to do their part in helping with the environment.
And don't forget to bring in your cell phone for recycling, save the animals habitats where the mineral "coltan" is found in each and every cell phone, and save money getting into the zoo with a cell phone brought in for recycling. Purchase 1 admission at the regular price and your 2nd admission is free with a recycled cell phone.
To learn more about saving the environment, saving the gorillas and saving money through cell phone recycling please click here.
HAPPY EASTER - SUNDAY MARCH 31ST
Are you looking for some Eggstreme fun this Easter! Well hop-on-down to the Zoo for the Bunny Talks, why not get your face painted, meet the EASTER BUNNY in person from 11 - 2 pm and join our EASTER BUNNY HOP PARADE at 12:30 pm!
Please see our welcome board upon arrival for locations of all activities!
Ever wondered how we keep our animals healthy and happy? Ever wanted to know more about animals and the environment? Ever dreamed of working with animals? If so, do we have the spring break camp for YOU
Dates and details:
Monday March 18th - Friday March 22nd (Wet and Dry Habitats for children 7 - 9 years of age)
Monday March 25th - Thursday March 28th (Nocturnal and Diurnal for children 9 - 13 years of age)
Length of camps:
Single day, multiple days or an entire week.
$55 per day (including all applicable taxes)
15% discount if you register for 3 or more days ($46.75 per day)
10% discount if you register for 2 or more children ($50.00 per day)
10% discount for members ($50.00 per day)
To learn a little bit more about these camps please click here. To register and download ther registration form please click here, or if you require further information you may call 604.856.6825 ext 26 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't delay we will be booking up quickly!!
LOVE BUS TOURS, CRAFTS & ENRICHMENT - February 14th, 16th & 17th
So you think you know everything about love, well....we think you might learn a few fun light-hearted facts about our animals and some of their various mating habits!
Bring your sweetie and come join the fun - Love Bus Tours operate on February 14th, 16th & 17th at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS TOUR DOES COME WITH A PG RATING - as some of the information and vocabulary may not be appropriate for children. You will need to register at the Front Admissions when you arrive.
And for the younger folks, we have crafts and story time will be located in the Animalasium (indoor Learning Centre) from 12:30 - 1:30 pm and 2:30 -3:30 pm.
Also animal enrichment will be with some select animals at their enclosures. Saturday February 16th at 1:00 pm you can see the lions get a treat and 2:00 pm at the monkeys for their Valentine's Treat. Sunday February 17th at 11:00 am with the monkeys and 1:00 pm at the jaguar.
Please check our Welcome Board upon arrival for all the details and reserve your space on the Love Bus Tours at Front Admission!
Chinese New Year has no fixed date and is celebrated in accordance with the lunar calendar. The lunar calendar is calculated by the time it takes the moon to go around the Earth. Every year the date changes, although Chinese New Year usually falls in either January or February.
This year is the "Year of the Snake" and we are celebrating the Chinese New Year for 2013 starting on Friday February 8th 2013 through to Monday February 11th (also our 1st Family Day). On Friday we have a class from Douglas Park Elementary School in Langley, who are going to show us their martial arts skills! Demonstrations will take place outside of our Information Booth when you first enter the Zoo and if we are graced with some liquid sunshine, then our indoor Animalasium Learning Center will host this group. Show times are: 10:30 am, 11:30 am and 12:30 pm and will last approximately 10 minutes.
Friday through Monday, the following are the planned activities for the weekend:
Meet a Snake in honour of Year of the Snake – 11am, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm in the Animalasium Learning Centre.
Story time/Crafts in the Animalasium Learning Centre – 11:30am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-3:30pm
SENIOR SAFARI DAYS - January 15th, February 21st & March 5th
Looking for just the right fun outing...bring the gang enjoy a 45 minute narrated safari bus tour, with either your bus (for your convenience) or join us on one of our buses.
On these special days you will receive an extra savings bonus of 45% off the regular admission rates. With a private guided tour you will only pay $11.25 per person to hear, see and learn about the wonderful world of animals at the Zoo!To register you may complete the attached registration form, or call Barbara at 604.856.6825 ext 26 or email at email@example.com for further information and questions.
Still looking for more things to do over the festive season from December 24 - January 6 (excluding Christmas Day):
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - winter North American walking tours **
**Must be reserved at the front admission booth staff
STEP INTO THE WILD AT THE GREATER VANCOUVER ZOO!