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Apr
26
Sat
Party for the Planet & Enrichment Eggstravaganza @ Dickerson Park Zoo
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Party for the Planet
Earth Day activities from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Clean Water Science
  • Growing Green Beans
  • How Wind Energy Works
  • Backyard Birds

Plus …
Th’ Face Painter – by the Bush Country Café
Fishin’ Magicians – strolling magic

Enrichment Eggstravaganza
Enjoy watching the animals “hunt” for egg-themed enrichment treats.

10 a.m. – Capuchin Monkeys
10:20 a.m. – Spider Monkeys
10:40 a.m. – Cheetahs
11 a.m. – Bears
11:20 a.m. – River Otter
11:40 a.m. – Tigers
Noon – Asian Elephant
12:20 p.m. – Siamangs
12:40 p.m. – Lion
1 p.m. – Colobus Monkeys and Red River Hogs
1:20 p.m. – Aldabra Tortoises
1:40 p.m. – Dart Frogs
2 p.m. – Hippopotamus

May
11
Sun
Mother’s Day @ Dickerson Park Zoo
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mother's Day @ Dickerson Park Zoo | Springfield | Missouri | United States

Spend a special day making memories with mom. Dickerson Park Zoo is offering free admission for mothers on Mother’s Day. Admission hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

May
22
Thu
Members Night @ Dickerson Park Zoo
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Friends of the Zoo members appreciation picnic. For Friends of the Zoo members only.

Jun
6
Fri
Dreamnight at the Zoo @ Dickerson Park Zoo
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dreamnight at the Zoo @ Dickerson Park Zoo | Springfield | Missouri | United States

A free evening event for children with chronic illness and disability and their families. This event is by invitation only.

Jun
8
Sun
World Oceans Day @ Dickerson Park Zoo
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us to learn about the world’s oceans with educational displays about the water quality of our oceans.

Jun
15
Sun
Father’s Day @ Dickerson Park Zoo
Jun 15 all-day

Spend the day making memories with dad. Dickerson Park Zoo is offering free admission for fathers on Father’s Day. Admission hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jun
28
Sat
Art Gone Wild @ Dickerson Park Zoo
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Channel your inner artist and join us for hands-on art activities provided by Friends of the Zoo and Springfield Regional Arts Council.

  • Melted cup sun catchers
  • Print making with pool noodles
  • Recycled bottle cap mural
  • 1,000 origami elephants
  • Watercolor painting

   


Jul
6
Sun
Military Appreciation Day
Jul 6 all-day
Military Appreciation Day

Dickerson Park Zoo will offer free admission for active military and their families Sunday, July 6.

Admission hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Thank you for your service!

Jul
11
Fri
Ball of the Wild
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Annual social fundraiser for Friends of the Zoo. Time and location TBA.

Jul
12
Sat
Viva La Fiesta! @ Dickerson Park Zoo
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Enjoy the sounds of a Mariachi Band and other tastes, sights and sounds of Mexico.