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Friday, October 5
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Living Desert
Pre-School StoryTime
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park hosts Pre-School StoryTime in the Visitor Center every Friday at 9:30 a.m. when school is in session. The story for October 5th "Hush Little Baby." Open to children ages infant through 5 years accompanied by an adult, the program starts with songs and a story followed by an activity and a short walk through the zoo (weather permitting). There is no fee for the program in the Visitor Center; however, regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo (children 6 and under are free, 7-12 $3.00, 13 and up $5.00). This is a great time to purchase a membership for Friends of the Living Desert, which covers your entrance fees for an entire year! For additional information, please call the park at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Program Free; Zoo Admission
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Friday, October 12
09:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Living Desert
Pre-School StoryTime
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park hosts Pre-School StoryTime in the Visitor Center every Friday at 9:30 a.m. when school is in session. The story for October 12th "Moongame." Open to children ages infant through 5 years accompanied by an adult, the program starts with songs and a story followed by an activity and a short walk through the zoo (weather permitting). There is no fee for the program in the Visitor Center; however, regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo (children 6 and under are free, 7-12 $3.00, 13 and up $5.00). This is a great time to purchase a membership for Friends of the Living Desert, which covers your entrance fees for an entire year! For additional information, please call the park at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Program Free; Zoo Admission
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Saturday, October 13
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Living Desert
Wolf Awareness Day
National Wolf Awareness Week is October 21 - October 27 this year. Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park is hosting special events on Saturday, October 13th, including: • Docents at the Wolf Exhibit will explain wolf behaviors and anatomy from 9 to 11 a.m. • At 9:30 a.m. Southeast Regional Interpreter, Allison Leimer will present a PowerPoint presentation about the natural history of the Mexican Gray Wolf and answer some questions about how wolves have been misunderstood. • Wolf crafts for youth will be starting at 10 a.m. All programs located in the Visitor Center are offered free to the public, but regular fees apply for those wishing to tour the zoo: 6 and under free, 7-12 $3, 13 and up $5. For more information, call the zoo at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: VC: Free; Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Friday, October 19
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Living Desert
Pre-School StoryTime
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park hosts Pre-School StoryTime in the Visitor Center every Friday at 9:30 a.m. when school is in session. The story for October 19th "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anythng." Open to children ages infant through 5 years accompanied by an adult, the program starts with songs and a story followed by an activity and a short walk through the zoo (weather permitting). There is no fee for the program in the Visitor Center; however, regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo (children 6 and under are free, 7-12 $3.00, 13 and up $5.00). This is a great time to purchase a membership for Friends of the Living Desert, which covers your entrance fees for an entire year! For additional information, please call the park at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Program Free; Zoo Admission
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Saturday, October 20
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Living Desert
Last Full Moon Walk of 2018
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park is hosting the last Full Moon Walk for 2018 on Saturday, October 20th beginning at 6:30 p.m. Stroll through the zoo by the light of the full moon with a guided tour. The guided Full Moon Walk will provide a more intimate experience for our visitors and will better illuminate the animals. This is a beautiful time to experience the park. Reservations are required for the Full Moon Walk, and we will begin taking reservations on Monday, October 15th. There is limited availability, so please call the park at (575) 887-5516 to reserve your spot. Regular admission fees apply: 6 and under free, $3 for children 7-12, and $5 for visitors 13 years and up. For more information call the park at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Friday, October 26
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Living Desert
Pre-School StoryTime
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park hosts Pre-School StoryTime in the Visitor Center every Friday at 9:30 a.m. when school is in session. The story for October 26th "That Terrible Halloween Night." Open to children ages infant through 5 years accompanied by an adult, the program starts with songs and a story followed by an activity and a short walk through the zoo (weather permitting). There is no fee for the program in the Visitor Center; however, regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo (children 6 and under are free, 7-12 $3.00, 13 and up $5.00). This is a great time to purchase a membership for Friends of the Living Desert, which covers your entrance fees for an entire year! For additional information, please call the park at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Program Free; Zoo Admission
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Saturday, October 27
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Living Desert
BOO in the ZOO
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park is hosting the first BOO in the ZOO event on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 11 – 3 p.m. Come out for a day of fun activities including: face painting, a costume contest, a boneyard exhibit, educational programs, giveaways, and a ‘Spooky’ Trails Scavenger Hunt! Youth who complete the scavenger hunt will receive a reusable goodie bag. Those who get all the scavenger hunt answers correct will be entered in to the Grand Prize Giveaways drawing! Costume contest will be held at 11:30 a.m. and the ‘Spooky’ Trails Scavenger Hunt Giveaway Drawing will be held at 3 p.m. (need not be present to win). There is no fee for any of the activities in the Visitor Center, but regular admission fees will apply for those wishing to enter the zoo to participate in the ‘Spooky' Trails Scavenger Hunt (children 6 and under are free, 7-12 $3, 13 and up $5). For more information, call the park at (575) 887- 5516.
Fees: VC Free; Regular Zoo Admission
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Saturday, November 3-Sunday, November 4
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Living Desert
Unique Arts & Crafts Show
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park is hosting the second annual Unique Art and Craft Show Saturday, November 3rd – Sunday, November 4th. The event will start at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. each day. Come get an early start on holiday shopping! All arts and crafts are handmade. If you are a vendor and would like a booth, the deadline to reserve a spot is October 16th. Please call the zoo for more information or come pick up a form. There is no fee to attend the Unique Art and Craft Show in the Visitor Center, but regular admission fees will apply for those wishing to enter the zoo (children 6 and under are free, 7-12 $3, 13 and up $5). For more information call the park at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: VC Free; Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5515



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Saturday, December 1
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Living Desert
Holiday Bells Concert
Holiday music performed on hand bells by the Touch of Joy Ringers from First Presbyterian Church.
Fees: VC: No Fee
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Saturday, December 8
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Living Desert
Holidays with the Animals
Face-painting, activities: children make holiday cards and treats for their favorite Living Desert animals.
Fees: VC: Free; Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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