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JANUARY, FEBRUARY MID- MARCH
Winter Texan Walking Tours

Visitors pay regular admission to the Zoo, and the energetic 2 hour walking tour is free
Tuesday - Thursday 10:30 a.m.

JANUARY 12
Animal Play Day

JANUARY - MAY
Saturday Morning Fun
Kids and parents have been having a great time in our Animal classes. Enroll your child for Saturday morning classes at the Zoo. You can join, too. Classes begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m.

Zoo tour, snack, materials and supplies are included in each class. Fee is $15.00 per child or adult and Zoo members pay just $10.00. To register your child for a class please e-mail our Education Department to pre-register or call us at 956-548-WILD (9453).

FEBRUARY 5
Winter Texan Discount Day
All residents living in the Rio Grande Valley for the winter will be able to visit the Zoo for the special admission price of $4.50. Residents will need to show proof of out of state residency. Identification such as a driver's license, utility receipt or school ID will suffice. At least one family member must show proof of residency at the gate.
Fee: $4.50 per person

March 15 -July 6
Dinosaur Safari

April 5
Party for the Planet

APRIL 17 -20
Easter Bazaar - CANCELLED

APRIL 19 & 20
Bunny Corral & Egg-cellent Easter Activities

May 18
Animal Play Day

JUNE, JULY & AUG
Summer Safari

To register your child for a class please e-mail our Education Department to pre-register or contact us at Educ@gpz.org or 956-548-WILD (9453)

JULY 6
Animal Play Day

August 3
Kids Appreciation Day

August 23
A Salute to our Troops Appreciation Day

September 5,6 & 7
Brownsville Appreciation Days

All residents living inside the Brownsville city limits will be able to visit the Zoo for the special admission price. Residents will need to show proof of residency. Identification such as a driver's license, utility receipt or school ID will suffice. At least one family member must show proof of residency at the gate. Fee: $2.00

SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER
Saturday Morning Safari

Kids and parents have been having a great time in our Animal classes. Enroll your child for Saturday morning classes at the Zoo. You can join, too. Classes begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m.

Zoo tour, snack, materials and supplies are included in each class. Fee is $15.00 per child or adult and Zoo members pay just $10.00. To register your child for a class please e-mail our Education Department to pre-register or call us at 956-548-WILD (9453).

September 12, 13 & 14
LOWER Valley Appreciation Days

All residents living in the Lower Valley will be able to visit the Zoo for the special admission price. The Lower Valley includes: Arroyo City, Bayview, Bluetown, Brownsville, Calaboz, Carricitos, Combes, El Ranchito, Harlingen, La Feria, La Leona, La Paloma, La Tina, Laguna Heights, Laguna Vista, Lantana, Las Rusias, Las Yescas, Laureles, Los Coyotes, Los Fresnos, Los Indios, Lozano, Lyford, Matamoros, Mexico, Monte Grande, Olmito, Porfirio, Port Isabel, Port Mansfield, Primera, Rancho Viejo, Rangerville, Raymondville, Rio Hondo, Russelltown, San Benito, San Pedro, San Perlita, Santa Monica, Sebastian, South Padre Island and Willamar. Residents will need to show proof of residency. Identification such as a driver's license, utility receipt or school ID will suffice. At least one family member must show proof of residency at the gate.
Fee: $4.00 adults (ages 14 and up) / $3.00 children (ages 2 -13)

October 3 &4
ZOOFARI 2014

Gladys Porter Zoo's biggest fundraiser of the year is Zoofari. The premier evening (Friday) is the gala event with a live auction and dinner. Zoofari evening (Saturday) includes a casual bar-b-que, blackboard auction and live music. Event starts at 6:00 p.m. both evenings.
Fee: TBA

October 10, 11 & 12
Upper Valley Appreciation Days

All residents living in the Upper Valley will be able to visit the Zoo for the special admission price. The Upper Valley includes: Alamo, Alton, Cantu, Edinburg, Faysville, Granjeno, Hidalgo, La Joya, Las Milpas, Linn, Lopezville, McAllen, McCook, Mission, Palmhurst, Penitas, Pharr, Rio Grande City, San Juan, San Manuel, Sharyland, Sullivan City, Reynosa, Mexico. Residents will need to show proof of residency. Identification such as a driver's license, utility receipt or school ID will suffice. At least one family member must show proof of residency at the gate. Fee: $3.00 for adults or children (ages 2 -13)

October 30 & 31
Boo at the Zoo

This annual event is an alternative to trick or treating on the streets. Over 60 carnival-style games and treat stations along with a spectacular Haunted House will be available for everyone to enjoy. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. both nights; Zoo members get in early at 5 p.m.
Fee: $3.50 / Discounted pre-sale tickets available until Oct. 29: $2.50 (Members get in FREE)

November 1, 2 & 3
Mid Valley Appreciation Days

All residents living in the Mid Valley will be able to visit the Zoo for the special admission price. The Mid Valley includes: Donna, Edcouch, Elsa, Hargill, Heidelberg, La Blanca, La Villa, Mercedes, Monte Alto, Progreso, Relampago, San Carlos, Santa Maria, Santa Rosa, Weslaco. Residents will need to show proof of residency. Identification such as a driver's license, utility receipt or school ID will suffice. At least one family member must show proof of residency at the gate. Fee: $4.00 adults (ages 14 and up) / $3.00 children (ages 2 -13)

November 15
Wild Tales

Come listen to a story and meet some of the Zoo's Animal Ambassadors. Storytelling stations, face painting and crafts will be set-up on Zoo grounds. Free with regular paid admission.

November 16
Animal Play Day

December5, 6 &7
Zoo Nights & Lights

Enjoy a holiday event for the whole family. More than 800 luminaria bags will adorn the pathways, over 135 lighted animal and holiday fixtures, church and school choirs, arts & crafts show in the special events building, hot chocolate, churros and more 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Fee: $2.50 or donate a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and get in FREE
(Members get in FREE)

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