Apr
26
Fri
A Wild Affair 2019
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

 

A Wild Affair! will be held on Friday, April 26th at ZooMontana! This elegant and always delightful event will begin at 5:30pm with an extended cocktail hour. Guests will stroll through the Zoo while enjoying appetizers, drinks, a silent auction and of course, animal encounters. Dinner and a lively auction will follow at 7pm.

A Wild Affair is ZooMontana’s largest fundraiser and we invite you to be a part of it! As in year’s past, proceeds will be used for Zoo operations as well as Zoo improvements. This wonderful evening has kick-started many Zoo projects including the amazing plaza playground, our outreach van, and the ZooPavilion. This year’s selected project is a new sloth exhibit in the Discovery Center, allowing the Zoo to bring in one of the most requested animals.

For sponsorship opportunities for A Wild Affair, contact Lea Ann Yucha at 406.652.8100 x213 or events@zoomontana.org.

A Wild Affair is presented by: 

Special thanks to our lead sponsors:  Stockman Bank & KULR8

 

May
3
Fri
Princess Day at ZooMontana
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

It’s Princess Day at ZooMontana on  Friday, May 3 from 10am to 2pm.  ZooMontana and SCRaP Enchanted Characters have joined together for a special day for some fun on a “no school” day.  There will be princesses, knights and others around the Zoo for the kids to visit with and have their photos taken.  Kids are encouraged to come in their favorite princess or prince costume!

  • Unlimited pictures with the Princesses who will be stationed throughout the Zoo.
  • A Princess Scavenger Hunt (Receive a prize when you complete the hunt!)
  • Enter in the drawing to win a FREE birthday party at SCRaP that includes a Zoo animal encounter.
  • Take home a Professional Photograph with a Royal Princess ($5).
  • Inflatables, activities and food trucks!

 

Regular Zoo admission and FREE for ZooMembers (Special members event that evening from 4pm to 7pm)

 

Members’ Only Princess Event
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

It’s a Princess Party for Zoo Members Only!

ZooMontana and SCRaP Enchanted Characters have joined together for a special evening for princesses as well as princes, knights and wizards! Kids are encouraged to come in their favorite princess or prince costume! Of course, adults can dress up too!  Be sure to bring your passes for admittance to the party!

  • Unlimited pictures with the Princesses who will be stationed throughout the Zoo.
  • A Princess Scavenger Hunt (Receive a prize when you complete the hunt!)
  • Enter in the drawing to win a FREE birthday party at SCRaP that includes a Zoo animal encounter.
  • Take home a Professional Photograph with a Royal Princess ($5).
  • Inflatables, activities and food trucks!
May
4
Sat
Arbor Day Celebration
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Did you know that the Yellowstone Arboretum at ZooMontana is only one of two arboretums in Montana certified by the ArbNet Organization? Join us as we celebrate Arbor Day and plant some new trees at the Zoo.

 

  • Educational information on trees and the Yellowstone Arboretum
  • Walking tours
  • Bird feeder making for the kids

 

Regular Zoo admission and FREE for members. 

 

 

 

May
18
Sat
Kids Fun Day
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kids Fun Day

St. Vincent Children’s Healthcare is hosting the 4th Annual Kids Fun Day at ZooMontana! There will be animal encounters, a climbing wall, games, emergency vehicles, safety demonstrations and much more!

Kids Fun Day is a celebration of St. Vincent’s partnership with Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah and the Children’s Clinic. St. Vincent Healthcare has a long history of providing high quality pediatric care to the region, and this relationship strengthens that legacy.

• Public admission is $3.00
• Free admission for Zoo members and St. Vincent Healthcare associates
• Sack lunches available for children

May
24
Fri
Movies Under the Stars – Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Movies Under the Stars - Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

The Billings Kiwanis will be holding their first Movies Under the Stars on Friday, May 24.  The gates will open at 7pm and the movie will begin at dusk.  Free admission!  Awesome concessions! The movie will be Spider-Man:  Into the Spider-Verse and concession sales will benefit Big Sky Science Education Enhancement.

Billings Kiwanis mission is to help the children of our city, state, nation and the world. This is a non-profit event that looks to enhance family entertainment in the Billings community.

Jun
1
Sat
Montana Renaissance Festival
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Welcome,  Lords and Ladies, to the Montana Renaissance Festival !  Step back to a time when romance and chivalry abound. Enter a magical world where Knights, Lords, Ladies, and Fairies play,  a time where people took pride in their craft and trade. Come thee hence and explore the Renaissance Festival!  The largest event of its kind in this area, the Montana Renaissance Festival is a time to revel in the atmosphere of a 16th Century European Country Festival. Explore the bustling market place. Mingle and interact with costumed characters and enjoy their endless merriment and mayhem. 

The Festival will host the Knights of Epona in full contact armored jousting tournaments! Watch gallant Knights defend their honor until the last man is left standing!  Cheer your favorite Knight to victory as he competes for his Ladies honor in this thrilling full armored Joust.  royal-procession-2014

Renew your vows or be joined in matrimony by Priestess Wendy in our beautiful Sensory Gardens with the King and Queen presiding!

The lanes are bustling with story tellers, musicians, singers, dancers, and villagers welcoming you to a festive day of living history. The air is filled with the scents and smells of foods from the Renaissance period. Feast like Royalty on juicy roasted turkey legs, royal Scottish eggs, steak on a stake, and more! Visit one of our pubs and quench thy thirst with a flagon of ale or a goblet of the King’s own mead!

Sit back and enjoy belly dancers, sword swallowers, aerial acrobats, and other performers on three separate stages! On the main stage and throughout Billingshire there are bards,jesters, sword fighters, wizards, poets and those who will provide merriment for all ages! The royal beastiary will be open so be sure to visit all the beasts of the kingdom!

Visit the Montana Renaissance website for more details. It will be updated as entertainment and vendors are confirmed!

Click here for website!

 

 

 

 

Jun
2
Sun
Montana Renaissance Festival
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Welcome,  Lords and Ladies, to the Montana Renaissance Festival !  Step back to a time when romance and chivalry abound. Enter a magical world where Knights, Lords, Ladies, and Fairies play,  a time where people took pride in their craft and trade. Come thee hence and explore the Renaissance Festival!  The largest event of its kind in this area, the Montana Renaissance Festival is a time to revel in the atmosphere of a 16th Century European Country Festival. Explore the bustling market place. Mingle and interact with costumed characters and enjoy their endless merriment and mayhem. 

The Festival will host the Knights of Epona in full contact armored jousting tournaments! Watch gallant Knights defend their honor until the last man is left standing!  Cheer your favorite Knight to victory as he competes for his Ladies honor in this thrilling full armored Joust. royal-procession-2014

Renew your vows or be joined in matrimony by Priestess Wendy in our beautiful Sensory Gardens with the King and Queen presiding!

The lanes are bustling with story tellers, musicians, singers, dancers, and villagers welcoming you to a festive day of living history. The air is filled with the scents and smells of foods from the Renaissance period. Feast like Royalty on juicy roasted turkey legs, royal Scottish eggs, steak on a stake, and more! Visit one of our pubs and quench thy thirst with a flagon of ale or a goblet of the King’s own mead!

Sit back and enjoy belly dancers, sword swallowers, aerial acrobats, and other performers on three separate stages! On the main stage and throughout Billingshire there are bards,jesters, sword fighters, wizards, poets and those who will provide merriment for all ages! The royal beastiary will be open so be sure to visit all the beasts of the kingdom!

Visit the Montana Renaissance website for more details. It will be updated as entertainment and vendors are confirmed!

Click here for the website!

 

Jun
9
Sun
Bishops Give Back Sunday @ Bishops (Billings Downtown)
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bishops Give Back Sunday @ Bishops (Billings Downtown)

Bishops Cuts/Color GIVE-BACK-SUNDAY!

Bishops will be donating 20% of all services back to ZooMontana!

Jun
13
Thu
HRDC’s 5th Annual Play Date at the Zoo
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Community Action, Supporting and Strengthening Families for over 50 years!!

Thursday, June 13th from 1pm to 7pmpm, HRDC will host its annual Play Date at the Zoo to provide a venue where families can spend quality time together and receive information regarding services available through Community Resources. HRDC staff will be on hand to share their programs available to families. Numerous other community resources will also be on site with information and to answer any questions.

The event offers face painting, games, scavenger hunt, obstacle course, snacks, and more. The event is FREE to the public and includes free admission to ZooMontana.