Community Programs

Looking for something different to do at the zoo? Join us for one of our community programs!

A Book & A Beast

  • Story time with a special animal encounter
    • Fridays at 10:30 a.m. in the Discovery Center
    • Geared toward young children (adult supervision required)





Passport to South America

  • Join us while we travel through South America, passports provided! Every second Saturday of the month starting in April we will be hosting an educational program for children ages 5-12. Each program will teach children about a new South American animal and the country that they live in. Programs will have crafts and fun interactive displays.
    • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Second Saturday every month starting April 14th
    • Meeting in the discovery center & moving throughout the zoo

Passport Sessions:

  • April 14th: Peru
  • May 12th: Chile
  • June 9th: Argentina & the Chaco Region
  • July 14th: Brazil 
  • August 11th: Venezuela & the Roanoke River Basin
  • September 8th: Northern South America
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We will be offering a coffee bar during each of our travels thank to Metropolitan Coffee. The coffee bar will be open 10:00am - 12:00pm on the back porch of the zoo gift shop during the educational programs.

Questions? call Zoe at the Zoo: 620-694-2652 or email at zoe.schumm@hutchgov.com