Conservation Events | The Topeka Zoo

Conservation Events

2018 Calendar of Conservation Events at the Topeka Zoo:

Saturday, April 21: Earth Day: Don’t miss out on the Topeka Zoo’s annual Party for the Planet! We will celebrate our Earth with booths from dozens of local conservation organizations, kids’ eco-friendly crafts, and a zoo-wide scavenger hunt led by our environmental after-school club.  Event runs from 9:00-3:00 (scavenger hunt available from 11:00-1:00).

Saturday, June 2: World Ocean’s Day: Come to the Topeka Zoo to celebrate our world’s oceans by talking to conservationists, sampling sustainable seafood, creating crafts, and more. Event runs from 9:00-3:00.

Saturday, July 28: World Tiger Day: Join the Topeka Zoo as we raise awareness of the world’s declining tiger populations through keeper chats, special treats for our tigers, kids’ crafts, and more. Event runs from 9:00-3:00.

Saturday, August 11: World Elephant Day: Our elephants, Tembo, Sunda, Cora and Shannon, would love it if you joined their keepers and them for some chats and enrichment as we raise awareness of the declining status of our world’s elephants and what we can do to help. Event runs from 9:00-3:00.

Saturday, August 18: World Orangutan Day: This day is focused all around raising awareness of orangutan decline through keeper chats, orangutan special treats, and kid-friendly activities to discuss ways people can use their purchasing power to protect wild orangutans. Event runs from 9:00-3:00.

Monday, September 17: Monarch Butterfly Citizen Science: This class is free and open to the general public. It will be from 5:30-7:30pm at the Kansas Museum of History. The first hour of the class will be an indoor education program, which everyone must attend. We will then go outside for the second hour of the class to catch, tag, and release monarch butterflies! This is a great activity for people of all ages!

Wednesday, September 19: Monarch Butterfly Citizen Science: This class is free and open to the general public. It will be from 5:30-7:30pm at the Kansas Museum of History. The first hour of the class will be an indoor education program, which everyone must attend. We will then go outside for the second hour of the class to catch, tag, and release monarch butterflies! This is a great activity for people of all ages!

Tuesday, September 25: Monarch Butterfly Citizen Science: This class is free and open to the general public. It will be from 5:30-7:30pm at the Kansas Museum of History. The first hour of the class will be an indoor education program, which everyone must attend. We will then go outside for the second hour of the class to catch, tag, and release monarch butterflies! This is a great activity for people of all ages!

Thursday, September 27: Monarch Butterfly Citizen Science: This class is free and open to the general public. It will be from 5:30-7:30pm at the Kansas Museum of History. The first hour of the class will be an indoor education program, which everyone must attend. We will then go outside for the second hour of the class to catch, tag, and release monarch butterflies! This is a great activity for people of all ages!

Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, December 2: Santa for Conservation: Santa Claws is making his annul visit to the Topeka Zoo, so come and get your photo taken with him and a live animal of your choice! 100% of the proceeds from this event go toward local, national, and international conservation efforts. Event runs 10:00-3:00 each day and will be held in the Big Gage shelterhouse.

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