Mar
21
Thu
ZooTots!
Mar 21 @ 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!

Apr
2
Tue
ZooTots!
Apr 2 @ 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!

Apr
13
Sat
Breakfast with the Animals
Apr 13 @ 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:

EggStravaganZOO & Science, Too
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This year we are combining EggStravaganZOO and our Rally for Science for “EggStravaganZOO & Science, Too” since Easter and Earth Day are so close!  It will be a fun-filled, educational day for all ages. There will be educational and activity booths, inflatables, entertainment, food trucks and Easter Bunny will be here for free photos!   Bring your cameras. and there will be some fun entertainment!

It will be a regular admission day to the Zoo and free for our members.

Apr
18
Thu
ZooTots!
Apr 18 @ 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!

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

 

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
26
Wed
Summer Concert – Sublime with Rome, SOJA & Common Kings
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Summer Concert - Sublime with Rome, SOJA & Common Kings
11:11 Presents the first of its summer concert series at ZooMontana!  This is an all ages/general admission show!  (Rain or Shine!)
Gates open at 5pm and concert begins at 6pm
Tickets available at:
www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1823942
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
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The wait is over! Sublime With Rome returns long at last with new music in 2018 to complement their first two album releases, Sirens, the 2015 effervescent follow up to the band’s 2011 debut release Yours Truly. “Wicked Heart” will be the first single out late July off their yet untitled upcoming album to come out around Spring 2019.

“We had more time, we know each other better now, and we’re even better musicians,” said Rome Ramirez, who was just 20-years-old when he embarked on this journey. With Sublime bassist and co-founder Eric Wilson anchoring the group, Sublime With Rome are armed with a new album that makes a real statement… their statement. Produced by Rob Cavallo, who has worked with Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Linkiin Park and many more, the latest release is an expression of three musicians who truly get each other and who communicate seamlessly through their instruments. The luxury of time had a huge impact on their approach to this all-important release, especially since the band went into the studio without any demos or songs ready to go! That might sound terrifying to some musicians, but Sublime With Rome were invigorated by the situation.

“We didn’t have any songs in our pockets,” the frontman said, confessing that while he liked the spontaneity, it also lit a fire under their collective ass. “We showed up to this big studio and we had nothing, so we had to make it grassroots. It felt refreshing to make things on the fly. It really came together with all of us in the room and we loved the result.”  He furthered, “Everything was recorded live and together. It’s a little tighter and edgier than our last two releases. We have a lot of influence from Eric and it definitely shows.”  Wilson concurred, saying, “It was great working with Rob, our chemistry was excellent. We had a great time recording the album in a totally organic way. There was no stress, even though we came up with stuff on the fly.” The album was recorded at famed Sonic Ranch nearby El Paso, Texas and in Los Angeles.

“It is a whole different feeling now,” Ramirez admitted. “Carlos is such a great guy and he is just as lighthearted, which is great on the road, since touring can be so serious and so tough. It has been more fun, really. It is a lot more relaxed, and that helps with everything. It’s like that everywhere. Studio. Stage. Bus. Wherever we are. We’ve moved forward, musically and on stage. He brings a great element. And while Ramirez pays the utmost respect to the original Sublime entity, since, as he admitted in the past, they were the first band that made him want to make, as opposed to just listen to, music, he knows Sublime With Rome are worthy of fan’s undivided attention. “This summer, I want fans to say, ‘I went to see Sublime With Rome and the new music is sick as fuck.’ We can do that by continuing to make better and better records,” he said. Ramirez even stated that he isn’t so much interested in the endgame or results as much as he is interested in writing music that is honest. And it’s Wilson who summed up how their new music is such an important record for the band. “I’m able play music for the love of music, just like I did back then. I am so fortunate to still be able to do it,” he said.

Jul
25
Thu
Pub Station Concert – Cody Johnson @ ZooMontana
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
All Ages/General Admission – Rain or Shine
Gates open at 5pm and show begins at 6pm
Tickets available at starting February 22 at:
http://bit.ly/2V7eH5n
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
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It’s Cody Johnson’s time.

After landing two releases in the Top 10 of Billboard’s country albums chart on his own CoJo label and selling 74,000 tickets for a single show, to earn recognition as the only unsigned artist in history to sell out NRG Stadium at RodeoHouston, one of Texas’ most-sought-after talents finally agreed to sign with a major label. Warner Music Nashville won a Music Row sweepstakes and enticed Johnson – who’d turned down several majors before – to join the team and take a shot at turning a concert success story into one with multimedia, national hit-making cred. Johnson’s passionate, rowdy concerts have already drawn comparisons to Garth Brooks, and the music from his previous albums – inspired by ‘90s country foundations, but built for the 21st century – has made him a familiar presence on Texas and Oklahoma red-dirt radio.