Nov
14
Wed
Sam & Friends Meet & Greet
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

How would you like the opportunity to meet Sam the otter up close and personal? Well now you can, with the Sam and Friends Meet and Greet! Enjoy a 30-45 minute session that includes an otter training session, interpretive program and a visit from 1-2 of Sam the Otter’s best friends! Limited to 8 guests and held on Wednesday and Sundays at 11am.

  • $30 per person and includes admission ($20 for members).
  • Participants must be at least 10 years old to participate. All participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a participating adult. Guests under the age of 18 must have a program liability waiver signed and dated by their parent or legal guardian.
  • Reservations are available on a first come, first served basis and times are subject to change. We recommend purchasing in advance.
  • ZooMontana reserves the right to modify, cancel and/or reschedule the program. Reasonable accommodations will be made to reschedule guests as effectively as possible or provide refunds. Due to Sam the Otter being so young and new to this program, they are subject to cancellation at our discretion at any time.
  • Guests with special needs must call prior to making a reservation at 406.652.8100. Reasonable special needs accommodations can be supported on a case-by-case basis with prior notification.
Nov
15
Thu
ZooTots!
Nov 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
ZooTots!

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 first Tuesday and second Thursday of each month,  9:30 – 10:15 am
Cost:
$17 per ZooTot participant (Includes admission to the class and the Zoo for one accompanying adult.)  Add on one additional participant for an additional $5.
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) 

Upcoming ZooTots Classes:

October 2nd, 2018: Rocket the Box Turtle!

October 18th, 2018: Uri the Uromastyx Lizard!

November 6th, 2018: Rachel the Rubber Boa!

November 15th, 2018: Bandy the Armadillo!

December 4th, 2018: Judd the Milk Snake!

December 20th, 2018: Scout the Screech Owl!

January 17th, 2019: Grumpy the Hognose Snake!

February 5th, 2019: Flumpy the Chinchilla!

February 21st, 2019: Mesa the Gopher Snake!

March 5th, 2019: Steve the Leopard Gecko!

March 21st, 2019: Sydney the Laughing Kookaburra!

April 2nd, 2019: Harry the Ball Python!

April 18th, 2019: Spitzer the Hedgehog!

 

 

Click Here to Register!

Dec
4
Tue
ZooTots!
Dec 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
ZooTots!

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 first Tuesday and second Thursday of each month,  9:30 – 10:15 am
Cost:
$17 per ZooTot participant (Includes admission to the class and the Zoo for one accompanying adult.)  Add on one additional participant for an additional $5.
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) 

Upcoming ZooTots Classes:

October 2nd, 2018: Rocket the Box Turtle!

October 18th, 2018: Uri the Uromastyx Lizard!

November 6th, 2018: Rachel the Rubber Boa!

November 15th, 2018: Bandy the Armadillo!

December 4th, 2018: Judd the Milk Snake!

December 20th, 2018: Scout the Screech Owl!

January 17th, 2019: Grumpy the Hognose Snake!

February 5th, 2019: Flumpy the Chinchilla!

February 21st, 2019: Mesa the Gopher Snake!

March 5th, 2019: Steve the Leopard Gecko!

March 21st, 2019: Sydney the Laughing Kookaburra!

April 2nd, 2019: Harry the Ball Python!

April 18th, 2019: Spitzer the Hedgehog!

 

 

Click Here to Register!

Dec
7
Fri
ZooLights Wagon Rides
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 9:15 pm

This Christmas season enjoy a traditional horse drawn wagon ride with Elk River Outfitters as you experience ZooLights at ZooMontana.  There will be two wagons going that seat  approximately 16 people and are pulled by a team of working draft horses.  Bring your group and fill the wagon or join others as you see the lights and enjoy a festive evening.

Rates: $12.95 for adults, $6.95 for children 12 and under, and FREE for kids 2 and under.

Reservations are recommended!  Tickets can be purchased here!

You will not be charged until the time of your ride.  If the ride is cancelled due to weather, Elk River Outfitters  will try their best to reschedule your ride.

 

ZooLights
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ZooMontana will once again “light” up the holidays by presenting ZooLights, Billings’ only drive through holiday light display. Instead of taking a “walk on the wild side,” community members can take a “drive on the wild side!” Cars, trucks and buses will be able drive through a section of the Zoo so the passengers can enjoy the beautiful holiday light display while listening to the ZooRadio!

Admission: $10 per car, $15 per van and $20 per bus.

Zoo members receive $2 off admission!

 

Sponsored by:

 

Stockman Bank * Walmart – West End * St. Vincent Healthcare

Dec
8
Sat
Breakfast with the Animals
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Breakfast with the Animals

Come as a family and join us for a light breakfast followed by a fun activity and 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:
The 2nd Saturday of each month from Fall-Spring.
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.

 

 

Upcoming Breakfast with the Animals Sessions:

Happy HoliZooDays
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Visit the animals and do some holiday shopping and taste testing at the Wild Side Gift Shop while the kids do a craft. 

Free photos with Santa from 10:30am to 1:30pm.  Bring your cameras!

$5 admission all weekend (free for members)

Happy Holidays from ZooMontana! 

If there is snow, bring the sleds!

 

Sponsored by: 

ZooLights Wagon Rides
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 9:15 pm

This Christmas season enjoy a traditional horse drawn wagon ride with Elk River Outfitters as you experience ZooLights at ZooMontana.  There will be two wagons going that seat  approximately 16 people and are pulled by a team of working draft horses.  Bring your group and fill the wagon or join others as you see the lights and enjoy a festive evening.

Rates: $12.95 for adults, $6.95 for children 12 and under, and FREE for kids 2 and under.

Reservations are recommended!  Tickets can be purchased here!

You will not be charged until the time of your ride.  If the ride is cancelled due to weather, Elk River Outfitters  will try their best to reschedule your ride.

 

ZooLights
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ZooMontana will once again “light” up the holidays by presenting ZooLights, Billings’ only drive through holiday light display. Instead of taking a “walk on the wild side,” community members can take a “drive on the wild side!” Cars, trucks and buses will be able drive through a section of the Zoo so the passengers can enjoy the beautiful holiday light display while listening to the ZooRadio!

Admission: $10 per car, $15 per van and $20 per bus.

Zoo members receive $2 off admission!

 

Sponsored by:

 

Stockman Bank * Walmart – West End * St. Vincent Healthcare

Dec
9
Sun
Happy HoliZooDays
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Visit the animals and do some holiday shopping and taste testing at the Wild Side Gift Shop while the kids do a craft. 

Free photos with Santa from 10:30am to 1:30pm.  Bring your cameras!

$5 admission all weekend (free for members)

Happy Holidays from ZooMontana! 

If there is snow, bring the sleds!

 

Sponsored by: