Wednesday, April 25, 2018

KC Zoo Upcoming Events by KCMB News Kansas City

The Kansas City Zoo - Upcoming Events

Meet Daniel Tiger

Meet KCPT’s most popular PBS Kids character, Daniel Tiger, at the Helzberg Penguin Plaza.  Daniel Tiger will be stopping by on Saturday, April 28, from 10 am to 2 pm. Be sure to bring your camera and take a photo with Daniel Tiger!

Species Spotlight: Otter

Join us for Species Spotlight on Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, to learn more about the otters that call the Zoo home.

Visit our North American River Otter exhibit near the entrance of the Zoo to learn about Ariel. At 9:30 am, she will be receiving enrichment items and then at 1:30 pm, our Zookeepers will be working on some training with her. You can also stop by the lobby from 10 am to 2 pm to grab your otter trading cards and collect them all year long. Species Spotlight is included with Zoo admission!

Sporting KC Day at the Zoo

Sporting KC has faced some formidable opponents but none as wild as our animals! Join us for Sporting KC Day at the Zoo on Sunday, May 6. See Sporting KC players, Diego Rubio and Tim Melia take on the Zoo’s dynamic defender, Delilah the sea lion. Watch them play a little one-on-one during the Sea Lion Splash at 10 am and then they will sign autographs for Zoo guests from 10:30 to 11:30 am.

Sporting KC players Graham Zusi and Johnny Russell will paint alongside our elephant artists. Who will create the best masterpeice? Find out at our elephant exhibit at noon. Zusi and Russell will also sign autographs from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. 

See if you have what it takes to play for Sporting KC. Try out your skills on the Sporting KC Futsal Court located behind the sea lion pool from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. 

Our animals are getting in the Sporting KC spirit as well! Animals in Tropics, Helzberg Penguin Plaza and Discovery Barn will be enjoying special enrichment items like t-shirts, cups and more donated to them by Sporting KC. Our orangutans are “suiting up” in Sporting KC attire.

Get in the Sporting spirit and save! Wear Sporting KC apparel on Sunday, May 6, and receive $3 off the price of regular admission.

Artists for the Animals

As part of our upcoming Artists for the Animals event, Pinot’s Palette will be hosting a paint and sip class at the Zoo on Saturday, May 5.  Paint "A Jolly Giraffe at Dusk" (pictured left) from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Painting will be $45 per person and includes a $15 donation to the Zoo. Registration available at

Our animals will also be showing off their artistic skills that day. See our orangutan Picassos paint at 2 pm and our elephant Monets paint at 2:30 pm.

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