May
1
Fri
Princess & Super Hero Day at ZooMontana
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Due to popular demand, we are holding Princess & Super Hero Day at ZooMontana on two days!   You got that right, you can come on the Billings “no school day”  –  Friday, May 1 or you can come on Saturday, May 2. Or you can come both days as there will be different princesses appearing!   Both days the event will be held 10am to 2pm but the Zoo will remain open until 5pm (last entrance at 4pm).

There will be princesses and super heroes 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 or super hero costume!

  • Unlimited pictures with the Princesses (4) and Heroes (2) who will be stationed throughout the Zoo.
  • A fun scavenger hunt (Receive a prize when you complete the hunt!)
  • Enter in the drawing to win one of three fantastic parties!
  • 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 on Friday, May 1 from 4pm to 7pm)

 

Members’ Only Princess & Super Hero Event
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

It’s a Princess & Super Hero 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 and super heroes! Kids are encouraged to come in their favorite princess or prince or super hero costume! Of course, adults can dress up too!  Be sure to bring your passes for admittance to the party!  Rumor has it some Frozen guests may be appearing!

  • Unlimited pictures with the Princesses who will be stationed throughout the Zoo.
  • A Princess/Super Hero Scavenger Hunt (Receive a prize when you complete the hunt!)
  • Enter in the drawing to win one of three party packages
  • Take home a Professional Photograph with a Royal Princess ($5).
  • Animals out until 6:30pm
  • Inflatables, activities and food trucks!
  • PLEASE NOTE:  This is for members but if you have guests who want to attend, they are welcome but will pay regular admission just as they would if visiting the Zoo on a regular day!
May
2
Sat
Princess & Super Hero Day at ZooMontana
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Due to popular demand, we are holding Princess & Super Hero Day at ZooMontana on two days!   You got that right, you can come on the Billings “no school day”  –  Friday, May 1 or you can come on Saturday, May 2. Or you can come both days as there will be different princesses appearing!   Both days the event will be held 10am to 2pm but the Zoo will remain open until 5pm (last entrance at 4pm).

There will be princesses and super heroes 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 or super hero costume!

  • Unlimited pictures with the Princesses (4) and Heroes (2) who will be stationed throughout the Zoo.
  • A fun scavenger hunt (Receive a prize when you complete the hunt!)
  • Enter in the drawing to win one of three fantastic parties!
  • 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 on Friday, May 1 from 4pm to 7pm)

 

May
22
Fri
Kiwanis Movies Under the Stars @ ZooMontana
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Billings Kiwanis will once again be holding free movies at ZooMontana this summer!   The gates will open at 7pm and movies will begin at dusk.  Admission is free and there will be concessions. All proceeds from the concessions will benefit various non-profits in Billings.  Bring a blanket and enjoy a fun time with the family!

Movie details will be released as they are planned!

May 20 -Spiderman Into the Spiderverse
June 13  – Monsters Inc
June 26
Jul 17
Jul 31
Aug 21

Jun
6
Sat
Montana Renaissance Festival
Jun 6 @ 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! Tickets will be available to purchase online after April 1.

Click here for website!

 

 

 

 

Jun
7
Sun
Montana Renaissance Festival
Jun 7 @ 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!  Tickets will be available to purchase online after April 1.

Click here for the website!

 

Jun
13
Sat
Kiwanis Movies Under the Stars @ ZooMontana
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Billings Kiwanis will once again be holding free movies at ZooMontana this summer!   The gates will open at 7pm and movies will begin at dusk.  Admission is free and there will be concessions. All proceeds from the concessions will benefit various non-profits in Billings.  Bring a blanket and enjoy a fun time with the family!

Movie details will be released as they are planned!

May 20 -Spiderman Into the Spiderverse
June 13  – Monsters Inc
June 26
Jul 17
Jul 31
Aug 21

Jun
26
Fri
A Wild Affair 2020 – Postponed until June 26 @ ZooMontana
Jun 26 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

As you well know, times are uncertain, making future planning nearly impossible.  Because of this, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily postpone ZooMontana’s A Wild Affair scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2020. At this time, we have set the new date of Friday, June 26, 2020.  Other than the date, A Wild Affair will not change, and will still be held at ZooMontana.  As always, it promises to be a great night, and now, with warm weather!   As a supporter, you well know this event has been our largest financial fundraiser, making it crucial to still hold an “in person” event at a later date.

We continue to monitor this evolving situation to ensure we are making decisions that are in the best interest of our community, staff and animals.  Due to our vast spaces and ability to continue to practice social distancing, we are currently open to the public and following all CDC guidelines in terms of sanitation and group limiting within our indoor spaces.  For the latest updates on ZooMontana’s response, please see our update page located here:  http://www.zoomontana.org/covid-19-updates-and-impacts-on-zoomontana/.  Please stay safe and healthy as we navigate to overcome this crisis together!

 

A Wild Affair is ZooMontana’s largest fundraiser. This elegant and always enjoyable event includes a strolling cocktail hour through the Zoo, dinner, silent and live auctions, and memorable animal encounters.  Proceeds are used for Zoo operations.  Every year, a special project is earmarked to benefit from the event.  Past projects include the ZooPlayground, ZooPavilion, EdZoocate van, portable x-ray machine, and the Stockman Sloth exhibit.  This year, proceeds will be put towards the renovation of the Zoo’s waterfowl exhibit, prepping it for Trumpeter Swans.

There are several ways to support A Wild Affair – sponsorship, donation, auction item donation, or simply purchase a ticket and come and enjoy the event!    Learn more by clicking here!

Please contact Lea Ann Yucha, Community Relations Director, at lyucha@zoomontana.org for information or call 406.652.8100 x213.

We look forward to seeing you at A Wild Affair 2020 in June!

Kiwanis Movies Under the Stars @ ZooMontana
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Billings Kiwanis will once again be holding free movies at ZooMontana this summer!   The gates will open at 7pm and movies will begin at dusk.  Admission is free and there will be concessions. All proceeds from the concessions will benefit various non-profits in Billings.  Bring a blanket and enjoy a fun time with the family!

Movie details will be released as they are planned!

May 20 -Spiderman Into the Spiderverse
June 13  – Monsters Inc
June 26
Jul 17
Jul 31
Aug 21

Jul
17
Fri
Kiwanis Movies Under the Stars @ ZooMontana
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Billings Kiwanis will once again be holding free movies at ZooMontana this summer!   The gates will open at 7pm and movies will begin at dusk.  Admission is free and there will be concessions. All proceeds from the concessions will benefit various non-profits in Billings.  Bring a blanket and enjoy a fun time with the family!

Movie details will be released as they are planned!

May 20 -Spiderman Into the Spiderverse
June 13  – Monsters Inc
June 26
Jul 17
Jul 31
Aug 21