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April – June 2015
Dickerson Park Zoo begins summer hours on April 1.
Admission and gift shop hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., daily, regardless of the weather. The zoo is open for all summer holidays.
The Bush Country Cafe is open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., daily.
The Titus Express train ride and giraffe feeding deck are open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The train operates weather permitting. Tickets are $2 per person for everyone age 2 and older. Giraffe food is $3 per package.
Party for the Planet
Earth Day activities from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Regrown produce (demonstration)
- Plant cherry tomatoes in recycled containers
- Turn jeans into aprons (demonstration)
- Turn T-shirts into reusable bags (demonstration)
Plus … Fishin’ Magician’s strolling magic
Enjoy watching the animals “hunt” for egg-themed enrichment treats.
9 a.m. – Capuchin monkeys
9:20 a.m. – Spider monkeys
9:40 a.m. – Kangaroos
10 a.m. – Black bears
10:15 a.m. – River otter
10:30 a.m. – White-tailed deer
10:45 a.m. – Malayan tigers
11 a.m. – Asian elephant
11:30 a.m. – Siamangs
Noon – Cheetah
12:30 p.m. – Lion
1 p.m. – Colobus monkeys
1:30 p.m. – Aldabra Tortoises
2 p.m. – Hippopotamus
Drop by after work for the festivities at our inaugural event!
Friends of the Zoo and
Springfield’s Sister Cities Association
Tuesday, May 5 – 6-9 p.m.
The Pavilion at Farmers Park
2144 East Republic Road
Featuring entertainment by Big Time Grain Company from Kansas City.
Call 417-833-1570 to purchase tickets.
Cash bar available. Adults only, please.
Friends of the Zoo members appreciation picnic. For Friends of the Zoo members only.
Friday, June 5
Lunch at Noon – Shoot starts at 1 p.m.
Ozark Shooters Sports Complex
759 US Highway 65 in Walnut Shade, Mo.
Includes shooting fees, lunch, shells and refreshments. Prizes awarded in top three flights.
Contact the zoo office, 417-833-1570, for more information. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Zoo.
Or, contact your local Farmers Insurance Agent:
- Scott Smith, Branson West, 417-272-8104
- Tom Bass, Ozark, 417-581-6565
- Mark Pickens, Springfield, 417-889-4100
Join us to learn about the world’s oceans with educational displays about the water quality of our oceans.
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.