August NaturePlay: Vernal Pools, Grasslands, & Pokémon
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

August NaturePlay: Vernal Pools, Grasslands, & Pokémon

Know the difference between a Leafeon and a Glaceon? How about between a Red Fox and a Kit Fox? You might have what it takes to become a Vernal Pools & Grasslands Naturalist! This activity will draw on children's knowledge of Pokémon characters to cultivate their knowledge of local animals. Free with zoo admission. Led by Tom Hothem of UC Merced.

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Wild Wednesday Lecture Series: Using Falcons for Bird Abatement
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Wild Wednesday Lecture Series: Using Falcons for Bird Abatement

Local falconer George Peña of Fowl Play Bird Abatement will bring two of his falcons and explain how they are trained to rid an area of nuisance birds, whether it’s a university campus, a golf course, or a field. George will also answer your questions about this exciting type of falconry! This is a free lecture for adults the second Wednesday each month this summer, in the Rossotti Ed-Zoo-Cation Center (between the zoo and Kiddieland). Sponsored by MZS, the Merced Environmental Literacy Collective, and the City of Merced.

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Wild Wednesday Lecture Series: Habitats: Local Wildlife Communities & Ecosystems
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Wild Wednesday Lecture Series: Habitats: Local Wildlife Communities & Ecosystems

Come learn about wildlife communities and ecosystems within 50 miles, distinguishing sub-ecosystems and where to see them. Presented by Candace Sigmond of the Grassland Environmental Education Center (GEECe). This is a free lecture for adults the second Wednesday each month this summer, in the Rossotti Ed-Zoo-Cation Center (between the zoo and Kiddieland). Sponsored by MZS, Merced Environmental Literacy Collective, and the City of Merced.

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July NaturePlay: Animals Up Close
Jul
6
10:00 AM10:00

July NaturePlay: Animals Up Close

While the zoo is closed for construction, we will have live lizards, tarantulas, and other small animals at the Rossotti Ed-Zoo-Cation Center so kids can get a closer look, do critter-related activities, and ask questions to their hearts’ content. Free. Enter from the Kiddieland parking lot side. Sponsored by the Merced Zoological Society.

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Wild Wednesday Lecture Series: Mammals of the San Joaquin Valley
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Wild Wednesday Lecture Series: Mammals of the San Joaquin Valley

  • What: Free lecture for adults the second Wednesday each month this summer

  • Where: Rossotti Ed-Zoo-Cation Center (between the zoo and Kiddieland)

  • Description: Get to know the mammals of the San Joaquin Valley, including California’s very own tule elk - a species we almost lost. Presented by Madeline Yancey of the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge. Organized by the Merced Zoological Society in conjunction with the City of Merced and the Merced Environmental Literacy Collective. This is a free event. Not recommended for kids under 12.

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June NaturePlay
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

June NaturePlay

School-aged kids and the young at heart are invited to create animal portraits out of words torn from texts and then colored. Younger participants will probably need help from parents. Led by Sofia Prado. Free with zoo admission.

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Where the Wild Things YOGA!
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Where the Wild Things YOGA!

Join us with your family for a special zoo yoga event in partnership with Fearless Yoga!

All ages welcome, but this event is recommended for kids age 3 to 12 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. April 27, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm

What’s Included: Kids yoga session, zookeeper guided zoo tour, goat feeding, zoo admission and kiddie corral!

Price: $25 per child, $15 each additional child in the family.

Register at Fearless Yoga: 79 West Alexander Ave Merced, CA 95340

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