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JANUARY, FEBRUARY MID- MARCH
Winter Walking Tours

Knowledgeable docents are conducting walking tours around the Zoo, upon request. To schedule a tour, call the Education Department (956) 548-WILD or email educ@gpz.org at least a week in advance. Tour is free with regular paid admission or Zoo membership.

JANUARY - MAY
Saturday Morning Safari
Kids and parents have been having a great time in our Animal classes. Enroll your child for Saturday morning classes at the Zoo. You can join, too. Classes begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m.

Zoo tour, snack, materials and supplies are included in each class. Fee is $15.00 per child or adult and Zoo members pay just $10.00. To register your child for a class please e-mail our Education Department to pre-register or call us at 956-548-WILD (9453).

FEBRUARY 4
Winter Texan Discount Day
All residents living in the Rio Grande Valley for the winter will be able to visit the Zoo for the special admission price of $4.50. Residents will need to show proof of out-of-state residency. Identification such as a driver's license, utility receipt or school ID will suffice. At least one family member must show proof of residency at the gate.
Fee: $4.50 per person

FEBRUARY 15
Animal Play Day

MARCH 7
Ocelot Conservation Day / Ocelot Run 5K & 1 Mile

March 7 - July 5 
Animatronic Dinosaur Exhibit

APRIL 4 & 5
Bunny Corral

APRIL 25
Party for the Planet

May 17
Animal Play Day

JUNE, JULY & AUG
Summer Safari

To register your child for a class please e-mail our Education Department to pre-register or contact us at Educ@gpz.org or 956-548-WILD (9453)

JUNE 21 
World Giraffe Day

JULY 5
Animal Play Day

August 2
Kids Appreciation Day

August 22
A Salute to our Troops Appreciation Day

SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER
Saturday Morning Safari

Kids and parents have been having a great time in our Animal classes. Enroll your child for Saturday morning classes at the Zoo. You can join, too. Classes begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m.

Zoo tour, snack, materials and supplies are included in each class. Fee is $15.00 per child or adult and Zoo members pay just $10.00. To register your child for a class please e-mail our Education Department to pre-register or call us at 956-548-WILD (9453).

September 12
Oceanarium

September 11, 12 & 13
Brownsville Appreciation Days

All residents living inside the Brownsville city limits will be able to visit the Zoo for the special admission price. Residents will need to show proof of residency. Identification such as a driver's license, utility receipt or school ID will suffice. At least one family member must show proof of residency at the gate. Fee: $2.00

September 18, 19 & 20
LOWER Valley Appreciation Days

All residents living in the Lower Valley will be able to visit the Zoo for the special admission price. The Lower Valley includes: Arroyo City, Bayview, Bluetown, Brownsville, Calaboz, Carricitos, Combes, El Ranchito, Harlingen, La Feria, La Leona, La Paloma, La Tina, Laguna Heights, Laguna Vista, Lantana, Las Rusias, Las Yescas, Laureles, Los Coyotes, Los Fresnos, Los Indios, Lozano, Lyford, Matamoros, Mexico, Monte Grande, Olmito, Porfirio, Port Isabel, Port Mansfield, Primera, Rancho Viejo, Rangerville, Raymondville, Rio Hondo, Russelltown, San Benito, San Pedro, San Perlita, Santa Monica, Sebastian, South Padre Island and Willamar. Residents will need to show proof of residency. Identification such as a driver's license, utility receipt or school ID will suffice. At least one family member must show proof of residency at the gate.
Fee: $3.00 adults (ages 14 and up) and children (ages 2 -13)

October 2
ZOOFARI 2015

Gladys Porter Zoo's biggest fundraiser of the year is Zoofari. The gala event features a live auction and dinner. Event starts at 6:00 p.m.
Fee: TBA

October 9, 10 & 11
Upper Valley Appreciation Days

All residents living in the Upper Valley will be able to visit the Zoo for the special admission price. The Upper Valley includes: Alamo, Alton, Cantu, Donna, Edinburg, Elsa, Faysville, Granjeno, Hargill, Heidelberg, Hidalgo, La Blanca, La Joya, La Villa, Las Milpas, Linn, Lopezville, Mercedes, McAllen, McCook, Mission, Monte Alto, Palmhurst, Penitas, Pharr, Progresso, Relampago, Rio Grande City, San Carlos, San Juan, San Manuel, Santa Maria, Santa Rosa, Sharyland, Sullivan City, Weslaco Reynosa and Nuevo Progresso, Mexico. Residents will need to show proof of residency. Identification such as a driver's license, utility receipt or school ID will suffice. At least one family member must show proof of residency at the gate. Fee: $3.00 for adults or children (ages 2 -13)

October 30 & 31
Boo at the Zoo

This annual event is an alternative to trick or treating on the streets. Over 60 carnival-style games and treat stations along with a spectacular Haunted House will be available for everyone to enjoy. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. both nights; Zoo members get in early at 5 p.m.
Fee: $3.50 / Discounted pre-sale tickets available until Oct. 29: $2.50 (Members get in FREE)

November 14
Wild Tales

Come listen to a story and meet some of the Zoo's Animal Ambassadors. Storytelling stations, face painting and crafts will be set-up on Zoo grounds. Free with regular paid admission.

November 15
Animal Play Day

December 4, 5 & 6
Zoo Nights & Lights

Enjoy a holiday event for the whole family. More than 800 luminaria bags will adorn the pathways, over 135 lighted animal and holiday fixtures, church and school choirs, arts & crafts show in the special events building, hot chocolate, churros and more 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Fee: $2.50 or donate a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and get in FREE
(Members get in FREE)