Family Programs

Maple Tapping and Tasting

Come join us at the Zoo’s Bowyer Farm for a fun afternoon full of history, hands-on activities, and storytelling all about maple tapping! This program offers a sweet peek into the history of this age-old tradition and offers an opportunity to participate in the maple tapping process. At the end, participants will be able to taste the pre-cursor to maple syrup, fresh from the tree, as well as some of the finished product! This program is sure to be fun for the whole family.

Location: This program takes place at our Bowyer Farm in Lebanon

Dates: February 23, 2020

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Cost: Members $25; Non-Members $30

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Family Overnights

Sleep with the Manatees

Did you know that The Cincinnati Zoo is one of only two institutions outside of Florida that rescue and rehabilitate manatees? Come experience a once-in-a-lifetime sleepover with these gentle giants! During the overnight you will enjoy two sneak peeks behind the scenes, hike the Zoo at night, play games, experience animal encounters and fall asleep with our resident manatees, swimming at your feet.

Includes admission and parking to the zoo for the next day.

Note: For families with children 5 years old and up. At least one adult must register with and accompany each family group.

Dates:  February 21, March 6, March 21, April 18, or May 23

Time: 6:00pm-9:00am

Cost: Members $51; Non-Members $56

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Family Night Hikes

Hey Baby

The Zoo babies are here and they sure are cute! Come and learn some information about them such as their names, birthdays, and what their family lives are like. With some animal visitors in the classroom and an after-hours Zoo hike, we’ll learn why each birth at the Zoo is cause for celebration and if there are any more babies on the way!

Note: At least one adult must register with and accompany each family group.

Dates: May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 29, June 5, or 6

Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Cost: Members $10; Non-Members $15

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