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May 2019

Treewalk Village Open for the Season

Sunday, May 19 - Saturday, August 31
TreeWalk Village, 3291 Stouffville Rd Stouffville
Ontario, ON L4A 7X5 Canada
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Treewalk Village opens for the season on March 9th, as part of the Bruce’s Mill Maple Syrup Festival. Children and the young at heart can let their imaginations lead the way while exploring our tree house village at Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area in Stouffville Ontario, only 20 minutes from Toronto. Climb from tree house to tree house through 8-foot tall hammock nets and wood bridges! Descend to the ground on slides, crawl through a network of tunnels, and play on…

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Weekends at Wye Marsh

Sunday, May 19 - Sunday, June 23
Wye Marsh National Wildlife Area, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland, Ontario L0K 1R0 Canada
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Discovery Wye Marsh! Weekends May 18 - June 23 2019! Starting the long weekend in May join us for a variety of programming that allows visitors to get up close and personal with nature! Guided Canoe Tours Join our Naturalists on a 1-hour guided voyageur-style canoe tour of the Marsh channels. Tours are offered on a first come, first served basis - no pre-registration is required. Tours leave our docks promptly at 11:15am, 1:00pm, 2:15pm & 3:30pm Please arrive at…

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Washed Ashore-Art To Save The Sea

Sunday, May 19 - Friday, November 1
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Washed Ashore is an aesthetically powerful art installation that is built completely from plastics found in oceans and waterways around the world. A first for Canada, this unique exhibit educates about the negative and devastating effects of plastic pollution and to spark positive changes in consumer habits. Each year, sea birds, whales, seals, sea turtles and other marine life die after ingesting plastic or becoming entangled in the plastic debris and approximately 300 million pounds of plastic is produced globally…

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Under the Sea (Parent and Tot Program)

Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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It’s always better, down where it’s wetter. Explore how animals are designed for an enchanting life under the sea. Adults will take part in this interactive learning experience, helping their child make discoveries about the animal world through a variety of themed educational play stations. Following the fun, take a stroll with your family to see all of the many animals at the Zoo that live their life aquatic. Includes: Group welcome and guided activity Themed educational play stations (artistic,…

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Biodiversity Celebration

Saturday, May 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Royal Botanical Gardens – Arboretum, 16 Old Guelph Road
Hamilton, On L0R 2H9 Canada
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$18

Join us for a day of exploration and hands-on fun with local animals, plants, and ecosystems. Children’s activities, special visitors from the animal kingdom, guided tours, and much more await you on this activity-packed celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity. Included in your General Admission or Membership

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World Turtle Festival

Saturday, May 25 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Turtles around the world are threatened with extinction, but they are also some of the most honoured and celebrated creatures on earth! Join our Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme for a fun filled day at the Zoo where your family will discover the diversity of turtles, how conservationists are helping to save turtles globally, and how you can protect these amazing animals here in Ontario. Activities include identifying turtles to become a Turtle Tallier, our Blanding's Turtle Mascot, and turtle themed…

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Family Nature Days at Tiffin Centre for Conservation

Friday, May 31 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Tiffin Conservation Area Utopia, ON Canada

Join us for a fun, outdoor, family-friendly environmental education program. Perfect for families that homeschool or those wanting to spend PA/PD Days outside! Friday, M​ay 31 - Predators & Prey Explore the forest ecosystem at the Tiffin Centre and find the hidden geocached treasures, then become part of the ecosystem as part of a predator-prey role playing game. See our Family Nature Days​ page for registration information.​​

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June 2019

Pony Pals & Petite Pony Pals Programs

Saturday, June 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
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One event on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 3:30 pm

One event on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 12:30 am

One event on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

Restorative Reins Equine Therapy & Wellness Centre, 10997 Kennedy Rd.
Markham, Ontario L6C 1P2 Canada
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$45

Does your child love horses but isn't big enough to ride yet? Maybe you don't know much about them? Do you want them to be exposed to horses? We can help with this fun and interactive program which teaches your child all about horses. Petite Pony Pals - 1 Hour Program Children, ages 4-8 years, will learn how to groom, lead and take care of a horse. We will teach them absolute basics in a fun and safe environment. We…

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Big Day Off at the Toronto Zoo

Friday, June 7
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Kids will be excited to spend their break from school at the Zoo's PA Day Camp! Campers will have fun touring the Zoo and exploring what animals do when the weather changes. The day will include a behind-the-scenes encounter, animal-related activities, games, and more! Before & After Care option available:

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Rouge After Dark

Saturday, June 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
Rouge National Urban Park, two locations withing the Park
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

Experience the wildest nightlife in the city and get to know the dark side of the park at Rouge After Dark! Join us around dusk at our Zoo Road Welcome Area when the campfires roar to life and the marshmallows are unleashed. Explore an illuminated forest and follow a network of glowing trails. A series of unique encounters with some of the park’s nocturnal inhabitants awaits you! Don’t forget your flashlight!— you never know what you’ll find hiding in the…

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Hippo Awareness Weekend

Saturday, June 15 - Sunday, June 16
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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The event will offer up education tables at each location to help educate our guests about the importance of conservation of hippos in the wild. There will be a fundraising table including a silent auction. Proceeds to go to Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiquesten Cote d'Ivoire (CSRS) and Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary. Free with admission 11am to 3pm Pygmy and River Hippo Exhibits

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Daddy Daughter Day with Horses

Saturday, June 15 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Restorative Reins Equine Therapy & Wellness Centre, 10997 Kennedy Rd.
Markham, Ontario L6C 1P2 Canada
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$85

Looking for something special to do with Dad for Father's Day? Come join us for this hands-on, fun afternoon with your dad/daughter! Join us for a 2-hour fun workshop where our staff and horses will teach you how to have fun, connect and spend quality time with your dad/daughter. We will play games with each other and the horses, learn a few things and even take pictures with Dad, Daughter, and horse. WHAT TO BRING Please bring/wear the following: •…

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Father’s Day at the Toronto Zoo

Sunday, June 16
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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What better way to celebrate a day all about Dads than visiting with three of Toronto Zoo’s newest Fathers. Whether it’s Western lowland gorilla Charles and his new daughter Charlie in the African Rainforest Pavilion, Vishnu the greater one-horned rhino and his new calf Kiran or white African rhino Tom and his new calf Theo, they are all sure to add something special to your Father’s Day. Not only are these three new additions to the Toronto Zoo family cute…

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White Rhino Open House

Thursday, June 20 - Friday, June 21
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Visit behind the scenes at the White Rhino Barn and meet our staff. Guests will gain entry to the white rhino barn for the suggested donation of a toonie. Visitors can come and meet some of our white rhinos up close and chat with the Savanna keeping staff about how we care for them throughout the year and be inspired by the rhino’s story. There will be a silent auction and rhino themed merchandise for sale throughout the weekend plus…

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National Indigenous People Day

Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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The Toronto Zoo is celebrating National Indigenous People’s Day and 23 years of strong, vibrant cultures and traditions. The event is free with admission. Free admission will be provided to National Indigenous peoples with the presentation of a status card, Metis card, or an Inuit Health Branch Client Identification Number (N-Number) on Friday, June 21, Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, 2019. One admission per person. More details to come!

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Family Nature Days at Tiffin Centre for Conservation

Friday, June 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Tiffin Conservation Area Utopia, ON Canada

Join us for a fun, outdoor, family-friendly environmental education program. Perfect for families that homeschool or those wanting to spend PA/PD Days outside! Thursday, June 28 - Pond Living Spend the day on Papa Bear Pond! Learn about the plants, bugs, fish and other animals that make their home in the pond, build a model sailboat, then take to the water and try your hand paddling a canoe. ​ See our Family Nature Days​ page for registration information.​​

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Saving Species Day

Saturday, June 29 - Monday, July 1
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Join us over Canada Day weekend (June 29 to July 1) from 11am - 3pm at the Americas pavilion to learn about all of our “Breed and Release” conservation programs and meet some of the endangered Canadian Species we are trying to save from extinction. The weekend will be filled with “meet and greets” with zookeepers, animal visitors and some of our program partners including Biologists from Wildlife Preservation Canada’s Shrike Recovery Program. The Toronto zoo strives to protect species…

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July 2019

Saddle Camp at Earthbound Kids

Tuesday, July 2 - Friday, August 30
Earthbound Kids, 155 Uxbridge-Pickering Townline
Pickering, ON L4A 7X4 Canada

Whether your child is just trying it for the first time or they have experience with horses and riding, we offer camp programs to suit each child’s ability. Our instructors provide an enjoyable and, positive learning experience incorporating games and fun activities into the lesson plans. Horses and ponies in our program are gentle natured and experienced with all levels of riders. Earthbound offers two programs – Saddle Club for ages 6 to 12 years and Saddle Skills for ages…

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Camp Treetop Summer Camp

Tuesday, July 2 - Friday, August 30
Earthbound Kids, 155 Uxbridge-Pickering Townline
Pickering, ON L4A 7X4 Canada

Camp Treetop is a multi-activity outdoor camp for kids 4-12 yrs. Kids learn and explore as they play with bugs, grow food, get messy and have fun doing all the things they love to do including horseback riding, swimming, sports, zip-lining, archery, outdoor education and more! Activities and programs are designed around 4 age groups: Seedlings (4-5 yrs), Explorers (6-7 yrs), Rangers (8-9 yrs) and Trailblazers (10-12 yrs). Camp Treetop connects children to nature in fun, educational, confidence-building ways. We let hands on experience with plants & animals and…

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Island Summer Camp

Tuesday, July 2 - Friday, July 19
Island Natural Science School, 30 Centre Island Park
Toronto, ON M5J 2E9 Canada
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Island Summer Camp is operated through the TDSB, and is a chance for all kids between the ages of 9-13 to explore nature in a unique setting. With hiking, biking, survival skills, art & more, your kids can experience the outdoors in a new way. Come join us as we scale spooky Gibraltar lighthouse, learn how to survive in the outdoors, and develop teamwork through cooperative activities. Camp Schedule: July 2 - 5 July 8 - 12 July 15 -…

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Summer Camp: Wondrous Beasts

Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre, 14732 Woodbine Avenue
Stouffville, Ontario L4A 2K9 Canada
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$173

Do you want to know more about animals of all kinds? How about mammoths, mega animals, unicorns & dinosaurs? Curious? Then this camp is for you! Experience summer camp in an environment that’s both fun & educational. Each week of summer camp includes indoor & outdoor games, arts & crafts, playground time, visits to the Museum’s heritage buildings and a “water day” (weather permitting). Campers make their own pizza on Fridays! Before & after care is available each week. Each…

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Date Night with Horses

Friday, July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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One event on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Restorative Reins Equine Therapy & Wellness Centre, 10997 Kennedy Rd.
Markham, Ontario L6C 1P2 Canada
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$85

Put a little horseplay into your relationship During this fun-filled, 2-hour evening, you and your honey will be able to hang out with our horses and connect in a way like never before! Get ready to put a spark back into your date night with hilarious activities that will keep you laughing about it for years to come. Come spend your Date night with us for only $85.00 per couple. Light refreshments will be provided. Our couples Date Nights focus…

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Date Night

Friday, July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Restorative Reins Equine Therapy & Wellness Centre, 10997 Kennedy Rd.
Markham, Ontario L6C 1P2 Canada
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$96.05

Put a little horseplay into your relationship During this fun-filled, 2-hour evening, you and your honey will be able to hang out with our horses and connect in a way like never before! Get ready to put a spark back into your date night with hilarious activities that will keep you laughing about it for years to come. Come spend your Date night with us for only $100.00 per couple. Light refreshments will be provided. Our couples Date Nights focus…

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Junior Equestrians at Earthbound Kids

Monday, July 15 - Friday, August 9
Earthbound Kids, 155 Uxbridge-Pickering Townline
Pickering, ON L4A 7X4 Canada

A riding camp for kids 8 to 13 years who are interested in getting into competitive riding or improving their competitive riding level. Riders will receive one hour of instruction each day, riders will showcase their skills at the end of the week to staff and parents. Campers will learn to look after their equine teammate, ensuring that they are taken care of for optimal performance. At the start of each session riders will set their goals for the week…

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Summer Camp: Imagination Vacation

Monday, July 22 @ 9:00 am - Friday, July 26 @ 4:00 pm EDT
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre, 14732 Woodbine Avenue
Stouffville, Ontario L4A 2K9 Canada
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$173.00

Use your imagination and go on vacation right here at the Museum with this exciting camp! Each day we imagine that we travel to a new destination. Create passports & postcards, participate in a pirate themed scavenger hunt, create tasty treats to take home and more! Experience summer camp in an environment that’s both fun & educational. Each week of summer camp includes indoor & outdoor games, arts & crafts, playground time, visits to the Museum’s heritage buildings and a…

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Paint With Ponies Paint Night

Friday, July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Restorative Reins Equine Therapy & Wellness Centre, 10997 Kennedy Rd.
Markham, Ontario L6C 1P2 Canada
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$65

Paint Night with a Spin Join us in our inspirational and truly one-of-a-kind workshop! NOTE: This experience is meant to be lots of fun. If you are looking for a more quiet and therapeutic environment, please see our one-on-one therapies. We offer a UNIQUE painting experience with our PAINT WITH PONIES workshop. We welcome clients with and without painting experience who are interested in experiencing an inspirational, calming, healing and fun painting experience. Horses are grounded, truthful, intuitive and loving…

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Global Tiger Weekend

Saturday, July 27 - Sunday, July 28
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Join the Toronto Zoo in celebrating Global Tiger Weekend! Our celebration not only focuses on the plight tigers are facing in the wild, but aims to build appreciation for this beautiful carnivore. Get to know our Sumatran tiger’s Hari and Kemala and enjoy activities such as: touch tables, educational games, extra enrichment opportunities, and a chance to meet our tiger keepers. Sumatran Tigers are critically endangered in the wild. Tiger’s only live in 7% of their historic range, and in…

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August 2019

Penguin Awareness Weekend

Saturday, August 3 - Monday, August 5
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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African Penguins are one of the S.A.F.E. species here at the Toronto zoo. Their numbers have plummeted over the past 100 years and are expected to become extirpated in the next 10-15 years. Join us from 11:00am - 3:00pm at the African Penguin exhibit where you can meet your lovable feathered friends. The day will be filled with special meet & greets, family activities, silent auctions and draws for unique penguin prizes. Don't forget to join us at 12:30pm for…

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World Lion Weekend

Saturday, August 10 - Sunday, August 11
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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World Lion Weekend is a global celebration for people to come together to pay tribute to the mighty lion while fulfilling a mission to do our part to save and protect these iconic species. Join us at the lion house to celebrate World Lion Day! We will be opening the doors to our lion house both days, Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm to raise awareness and promote lion conservation. For a small…

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Summer Camp: Mix & Match

Monday, August 12 @ 9:00 am - Friday, August 16 @ 4:00 pm EDT
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre, 14732 Woodbine Avenue
Stouffville, Ontario L4A 2K9 Canada
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$173.00

Variety is the name of the game! Each day brings a new theme: art, science, baking and more! Experience summer camp in an environment that’s both fun & educational. Each week of summer camp includes indoor & outdoor games, arts & crafts, playground time, visits to the Museum’s heritage buildings and a “water day” (weather permitting). Campers make their own pizza on Fridays! Before & after care is available each week. Each week is limited to 25 campers.

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Bat Awareness Weekend

Saturday, August 17 - Sunday, August 18
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Bats are amazing animals, and are entirely undeserving of their scary reputation. They also need our help! Half of Ontario’s beats are on the endangered species list. Join the team from the Toronto Zoo’s Native Bat Conservation Program in the Zoo’s front courtyard to learn the truth about bats, and the work we are doing save them. We hope to see you there. Even if you are scared of bats – we can change that. Activities include: Learn about the…

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Summer Camp: Can You Dig It?

Monday, August 19 @ 9:00 am - Friday, August 23 @ 4:00 pm EDT
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre, 14732 Woodbine Avenue
Stouffville, Ontario L4A 2K9 Canada
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$173.00

Dig into this adventurous archaeology camp! Find out what it would be like to work as an Archaeologist. Create your own clay 'artifact' and uncover hidden treasures. Experience summer camp in an environment that’s both fun & educational. Each week of summer camp includes indoor & outdoor games, arts & crafts, playground time, visits to the Museum’s heritage buildings and a “water day” (weather permitting). Campers make their own pizza on Fridays! Before & after care is available each week.…

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Orangutan Awareness Weekend

Saturday, August 24 - Sunday, August 25
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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This event will focus on the impact of de-forestation and the palm oil issues as well as how the Zoo is supporting sustainable palm oil products. Guests can learn how they can help by changing some of their daily habits. Silent auction items and interpretive stations and keeper talks will also be part of this event. Funds raised will go to the Sumatran Orangutan Society. Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2019 Free with Admission 11am to 3pm Indo-Malaya…

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September 2019

International Vulture Awareness Weekend

Sunday, September 1 - Monday, September 2
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Join the Toronto Zoo to celebrate Vulture Awareness Day. Vultures are an ecologically vital group of birds that face a range of threats in many areas that they occur. Populations of many species are under pressure and some species are facing extinction. The focus of International Vulture Awareness Weekend is to highlight the ecological importance of vultures and why we need to save them. Our awareness day offers many educational opportunities as well as hands on activities. Support an important…

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World Rhino Days

Saturday, September 7 - Sunday, September 8
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One event on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 12:00 am

Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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The Toronto Zoo is celebrating World Rhino Day on four dates in 2019. Join us to connect with our amazing Greater One Horned and Whites Rhinos on two different weekends. Join keeping staff for an interactive behind the scenes experience at both rhino barns to honor World Rhino. More details to come. Saturday, September 7th, Sunday, September 8th AND Saturday, September 28th, Sunday 29th Ticketed event

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Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Friday, September 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Join Toronto Zoo staff and your fellow citizens in taking action to clean-up communities in our own backyard and help wildlife! This event is located at the Rouge Park Beaches, 195 Rouge Hills Dr. Parking is free and pizza and drinks will be provided. Drop in anytime between 10am and 2pm. Please register by Friday, September 6, 2019 by emailing aap@torontozoo.ca. Every little bit helps, whether it is 15 min, an hour, or more! Friday, September 13, 2019 10am to…

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October 2019

Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, October 19 - Sunday, October 20
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, October 27, 2019

Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Calling all costumed kiddies! For Boo at the Zoo weekends kids in costume (ages 12 and under) get FREE admission *when accompanied by an adult paying regular admission. Offer not valid with passes including Air Miles, City Pass, bulk tickets, etc. Boo at the Zoo (kids 12 and under in costume get in FREE*) Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 and Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27, 2019

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