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Spooktacular at Dickerson Park Zoo

 

 

 

 

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.

Jul
18
Fri
Summer Shootout Invitational @ Ozark Shooters Sports Complex
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Summer Shootout Invitation
presented by

Friday, July 18, at noon

Ozark Shooters Sports Complex
759 N. 20th Street in Walnut Shade
4-person teams
$100/shooter     $400/team

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
Aug
2
Sat
Pancakes in the Park @ Dickerson Park Zoo
Aug 2 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Annual feast with the beasts! Sponsored by Village Inn.

Aug
9
Sat
McDonald’s Day at the Zoo @ Dickerson Park Zoo
Aug 9 all-day

Reduced admission for everyone all day. Admission hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sep
7
Sun
Grandparents Day @ Dickerson Park Zoo
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Spend a special day making memories that will last a lifetime. Dickerson Park Zoo is offering free admission for grandparents on Grandparents Day (with or without your grandkids). Admission hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sep
13
Sat
Bob 105.1 FM Kids Fair @ Dickerson Park Zoo
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join Bob 105.1 FM, Dickerson Park Zoo and Delta Dental for a fun-filled day. Meet representatives from local businesses who cater to families and children.

Thanks to our partner sponsor, Delta Dental, this event is FREE with a complimentary ticket!

Pick up your KIDS FAIR ticket at any of these ticket locations:
   •  WannaGetta Pizza (South National Avenue in the Kelly Plaza Center)
   •  Hy-Vee (Kansas and Battlefield)
   •  Speedy Cash (South National Avenue next to Battlefield Lanes)
   •  Rapid Roberts (any of seven locations)

Free train rides for the first 1,000 kids, courtesy of DeLong Plumbing.

 

Oct
1
Wed
Fall/Winter Hours Begin @ Dickerson Park Zoo
Oct 1 all-day

Dickerson Park Zoo begins fall/winter operating hours on Oct. 1.

Admission and gift shop hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., daily, weather permitting. The zoo will close if there is ice or snow on the walkways.

The Bush Country Cafe is open 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., daily, in October, and weekends only November through February.

The Titus Express train ride and giraffe feeding deck are open 11 a.m.-3 p.m., weekends only in October. The train and giraffe deck close for the season from Nov. 1-Feb. 28.