Dec
23
Sat
Breakfast With the Animals – Three Banded Armadillo
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

Experience the Zoo During the Early Morning Hours!

Come as a family and join us for a light breakfast followed by an up close encounter with one of our Education Ambassador animals!  Find out about animal diets and what, and how, we feed our animals here at the zoo.  Then, enjoy early-bird access to the zoo before we open the gates to our guests for the day.  You may even catch some of our animals enjoying their breakfast snacks when they first enter their yards!

*Breakfast will include cold cereals and milk, juice, fresh fruit, granola bars, and either doughnuts or muffins.

 

What:
Family or group program.  Breakfast, animal encounter, and early-bird zoo admission.
Who:
Families or groups with children age 4+ with at least one accompanying paying adult. (Maximum of 16 participants for each session.)
Where:
At the zoo in our EdZOOcate Place multimedia classroom.
When:
One Saturday of each month.
Time:
9:00 am breakfast followed by animal encounter, 9:45 am early bird access to the zoo. (Prior to 10:00 am gate opening.)
Cost:
$10 per person.  Includes program plus early-bird full day zoo admission.
How:
Register online by selecting the appropriate session below.  Advanced registration required.

 

 

Click Here to Register!

Dec
27
Wed
School’s Out Camp – Be a Naturalist
Dec 27 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
School's Out Camp - Be a Naturalist

Be a Naturalist: A naturalist is someone that studies Natural History. Don’t let a little history scare you! You will learn to seek out tracks, keep a journal, and look at nature in a new light!

 

School may be OUT, but animal fun is definitely IN!

ZooMontana offers half-day programs during select school vacations that get kids involved in hands-on animal and nature exploration.

 

What:
Half-day camp sessions
Who:
Ages 5-10
When:
During select school vacations
Time:
8:00am – 1:00pm
Cost:
$35.00 per half-day session
How:
Click on the desired camp (or camps) from the list below to complete your online registration. (Advance registration required)

 

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Dec
28
Thu
School’s Out Camp – Tools and Adaptations
Dec 28 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
School's Out Camp - Tools and Adaptations

Do animals REALLY use tools? Yes! Join us to discover what these tools are and how they help the animal survive in its habitat!

 

School may be OUT, but animal fun is definitely IN!

ZooMontana offers half-day programs during select school vacations that get kids involved in hands-on animal and nature exploration.

 

What:
Half-day camp sessions
Who:
Ages 5-10
When:
During select school vacations
Time:
8:00am – 1:00pm
Cost:
$35.00 per half-day session
How:
Click on the desired camp (or camps) from the list below to complete your online registration. (Advance registration required)

 

Click Here to Register!

Dec
29
Fri
School’s Out Camp – Night Life
Dec 29 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
School's Out Camp - Night Life

The dark can sometimes be a bit creepy, but it is also full of life! Join us in learning “whooo” calls the night their home!

 

School may be OUT, but animal fun is definitely IN!

ZooMontana offers half-day programs during select school vacations that get kids involved in hands-on animal and nature exploration.

 

What:
Half-day camp sessions
Who:
Ages 5-10
When:
During select school vacations
Time:
8:00am – 1:00pm
Cost:
$35.00 per half-day session
How:
Click on the desired camp (or camps) from the list below to complete your online registration. (Advance registration required)

 

Click Here to Register!

Jan
9
Tue
Pint Night for ZooMontana
Jan 9 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The great folks at the Last Chance Pub & Cider Mill at 2203 Montana Avenue are hosting a Pint Night for ZooMontana. No flyers or fancy coupons needed – just swing by with some friends. A $1 for every pint sold supports your Zoo! There will be some animal friends there, too!

Jan
11
Thu
ZooTots! Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula
Jan 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
ZooTots!  Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula

Learn about a different featured animal each month!  Join our Education Specialists for an animal story, a craft or activity, and an up close encounter with a Zoo resident right in our classroom!   Plus, after class, stay and enjoy the Zoo!

 

What:
“Mommy/Daddy and Me” zoo class… but any adult is welcome to join in the fun!
Who:
2 – 3 year olds and their accompanying adult
When:
Classes are held on the second Thursday of each month,  9:30 – 10:15 am
Cost:
$16.95 per ZooTot participant (Includes admission to the Zoo for one accompanying adult.)  Add on ONE additional participant for an additional $4.95
How:
Register online by selecting the appropriate ZooTots class below

Space is limited to 10 child/adult pairs and 5 additional add-on children. (Total of 15 children)

 

 

Click Here to Register!

Jan
20
Sat
Breakfast With the Animals – Laughing Kookaburra
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

Experience the Zoo During the Early Morning Hours!

Come as a family and join us for a light breakfast followed by an up close encounter with one of our Education Ambassador animals!  Find out about animal diets and what, and how, we feed our animals here at the zoo.  Then, enjoy early-bird access to the zoo before we open the gates to our guests for the day.  You may even catch some of our animals enjoying their breakfast snacks when they first enter their yards!

*Breakfast will include cold cereals and milk, juice, fresh fruit, granola bars, and either doughnuts or muffins.

 

What:
Family or group program.  Breakfast, animal encounter, and early-bird zoo admission.
Who:
Families or groups with children age 4+ with at least one accompanying paying adult. (Maximum of 16 participants for each session.)
Where:
At the zoo in our EdZOOcate Place multimedia classroom.
When:
One Saturday of each month.
Time:
9:00 am breakfast followed by animal encounter, 9:45 am early bird access to the zoo. (Prior to 10:00 am gate opening.)
Cost:
$10 per person.  Includes program plus early-bird full day zoo admission.
How:
Register online by selecting the appropriate session below.  Advanced registration required.

 

 

Click Here to Register!

Feb
8
Thu
ZooTots! Three Toed Box Turtle
Feb 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
ZooTots!  Three Toed Box Turtle

Learn about a different featured animal each month!  Join our Education Specialists for an animal story, a craft or activity, and an up close encounter with a Zoo resident right in our classroom!   Plus, after class, stay and enjoy the Zoo!

 

What:
“Mommy/Daddy and Me” zoo class… but any adult is welcome to join in the fun!
Who:
2 – 3 year olds and their accompanying adult
When:
Classes are held on the second Thursday of each month,  9:30 – 10:15 am
Cost:
$16.95 per ZooTot participant (Includes admission to the Zoo for one accompanying adult.)  Add on ONE additional participant for an additional $4.95
How:
Register online by selecting the appropriate ZooTots class below

Space is limited to 10 child/adult pairs and 5 additional add-on children. (Total of 15 children)

 

 

Click Here to Register!

Aug
8
Wed
Family Fun Night
Aug 8 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s the final Family Fun Night at ZooMontana and it is packed full of fun!   Buffalo Wild Wings will be offering a fun Safari hunt with some great prizes, the ABC Band will be performing under the ZooPavilion, magic shows will be going on at the Amphitheater, the animals will be out late and many will be out and about visiting with the guests!   There will be games to play and the new Bungee trampoline from Montana Premier Entertainment to try out. Canvas Creek will be here and helping guests paint the Zoo wall!  All of this and more for just $5 per person (kids 2 and under are FREE as well as Zoo members).  Food trucks and adult beverages will be available.

Aug
9
Thu
Turnpike Troubadours, Corb Lund, Mike and the Moonpies
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s music on the plaza at ZooMontana!

Doors open at 5pm and the show will begin at 6pm

Tickets available at:
• http://ticketf.ly/2nlf2Tw
• www.1111presents.com
• Pub Station Box Office…2502 First Avenue North(on the 25th Street side of the building)…Billings, MT (Mon-Fri 9AM to 5PM)
• Pub Station…2502 First Avenue North…Billings, MT (Mon-Sat 4PM to close)
• ZooMontana (2100 South Shiloh Road)
• 1-877-987-6487

Turnpike Troubadors is a virtuosic band of country-rock road dogs. With their highly anticipated fourth album A Long Way from Your Heart, the sextet is poised for even bigger breakthroughs. Singer/guitarist Evan Felker; fiddler Kyle Nix; steel and electric guitarist Ryan Engleman; bassist RC Edwards; drummer Gabe Pearson, and steel and accordion player Hank Early deliver punch after punch of smart rock-and-roll that sells out huge venues throughout the Midwest and South and packs legendary haunts like the Troubadour in Los Angeles.

Corb Lund is an alt-country singer-songwriter from Alberta, Canada. He grew up in a ranching and rodeo family in the foothills of Southern Alberta, then spent the early years of his career writing songs and playing bass for the indie rock band called the smalls. Lund’s music reflects his Western heritage and rock and roll roots. His distinct blend of Americana-meets-roots-meets-alt-country has attracted accolades from critics in Canada and the U.S., who have called him “one of the best contemporary country songwriters” (Popmatters) and one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” (Rolling Stone Country).

Mike and the Moonpies are a 6-piece country band from Austin, Texas. They are currently touring bringing their unique brand of honky-tonk from town to town. No matter where you see the band, they make any joint feel like a good old Texas Honky-Tonk..Just make sure you come ready to dance!!

This is an all ages/general admission show and will be held rain or shine!