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Posted on: February 12, 2019

The Prairie Thunder Railroad

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A favorite attraction of zoo goers, the Prairie Thunder Railroad leaves the station starting March 1st. (The train is operated by our faithful volunteers. Days and ride times during the season are dependent on volunteer availability). 

The regular...

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Zoo Spotlight
Posted on: February 6, 2019

A Book & A Beast

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A Book & A Beast is for young children and their care takers. Every Friday we will read a short story and then have a special animal encounter. The program starts promptly at 10:30am. The First A Book & A Beast will be on Friday, April 5th.

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Party for the Planet

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The Hutchinson Zoo has partnered with The Association of Zoos & Aquariums and Arkanoe to provide the community with a unique Earth Day celebration. Kayak down the Arkansas River while picking up trash along with way. Arkanoe is providing the kayak rid...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Once Upon a Farm

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Come on out for our second year of hosting FREE educational programming for kids! This year we will be taking you on an adventure in the world of farming and farm animals. This program is open to kids of all ages and their parents. Each session will have ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Prairie Nights

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A "foodie" event. Guests will enjoy different cuisines created by local chefs throughout the zoo with drink pairings and live music. This year we will be bringing you a taste of the Prairie! A lineup of chefs, menu items and dr...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Home on the Range: Summer Camp

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Join us this summer to explore the world of farming, prairie eco-systems, and why it's all so important.

Summer camps are for youth entering 1st-8th grades in the fall of 2019. Each session runs Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 2:30pm. All campers must bring ...

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