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Woodland Park Zoo to begin fall and winter hours Oct. 1

Posted by Meghan Walker on September 21st, 2012

The Woodland Park Zoo is getting ready to switch over to their fall and winter hours, and with that comes new programs for visitors. The new hours, which start October 1 and go through April 30, will be 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission will be reduced to $11.75 for adults (ages 13-64), $8.50 for children (3-12) and free for kids under age 3.

Arctic Fox (Photo credit: Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo)

The zoo’s winter programs include daily penguin feeding opportunities in November, “Real Close” tours that go behind the scenes of the Northern Trail, and more.

Here is a list of some of the activities that will be offered through the fall and winter months:

(Programs are free with zoo admission, except as noted. Locations of programs are posted at zoo entrances. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or animal availability.)

Creature Feature at Zoomazium – 10:30 a.m. daily. Get up close to live, furred, feathered or scaly animals. Meet the star from a puppet story. Practice observation skills to discover who’s in the Mystery Box. Design a play space for a curious creature and watch as it explores. Morning programs are geared toward toddlers and afternoon programs are suited for preschool and older.

Tipping Point Activity ‒ 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. daily, beginning Nov. 1. Measure your carbon footprint and see what it means for wildlife and our changing climate.

On Thin Ice! ‒ 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Play our giant Don’t Break the Ice game, and learn about our changing climate and how our actions matter.

Shake, Rattle & Roar at Zoomazium! – 11:30 a.m. daily. Toddlers and caregivers are invited to sing, dance, and play instruments to animal and nature-themed music.

Willawong Station Talk – 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Sundays. How do zoo staff count and take care of all of the birds in Willawong Station? Here’s your chance to find out! Training the birds helps zoo staff and keeps the day interesting for the birds!

Nature Exchange at Zoomazium – 1:00-3:00 p.m. daily. Staff at Nature Exchange love to hear about the exciting things children see in nature and at the zoo. Bring in your drawings, photos, research or cool nature items and earn points to trade for natural history items in our ever-changing collection.

Raptor Flight Program – 1:00 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays beginning Nov. 1. Here’s your chance to learn more about birds of prey. Keepers will introduce you to our resident raptors while demonstrating their impressive flying and hunting skills.

For more about the zoo’s winter programming, click here.

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