Events at Animal Ark

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Animal Ark hosts special events throughout the year. These events are great times to see our animals in action – from cheetahs running at top-speeds to wolves howling! Browse our Events Calendar below, either as a List or by Month! Or you can download a PDF.

We can also host your wedding or similar event at our facility. Learn more about our hosting your wedding at Animal Ark.

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September 2014

On the Wind Cheetah Run

September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Animal Ark,
1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Majestic balloons grace the skyline at dawn, and our cheetahs race into the sunset! Come see the world’s fastest land mammal in action running at top speeds – completely off-leash – around the Animal Ark run field! Reservations required due to limited seating. Children must be 10 years old to attend.

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CLOSED EARLY

September 21
Animal Ark,
1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Animal Ark will close to general admission at 1:00pm on Sunday, September 21, 2014 in preparation for our annual Out of Africa Gala. If you would like to visit on this date, please arrive by 12:00pm or purchase Gala tickets.

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Out of Africa

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Animal Ark,
1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Out of Africa Enjoy great food and drink, watch the Ark cheetahs run at top-speeds, and chat with leading cheetah conservationists! The money raised during this event will support cheetah conservation in Africa, as well as Animal Ark. Individual tickets are $125. A limited number of Game Drive Tickets are available for an additional $75. Tables for 10 can be…

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October 2014

Harvest Festival

October 4 @ 10:15 am - 2:30 pm
Animal Ark,
1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Harvest Festival As part of our enrichment program, most of the animals will receive pumpkins filled with their favorite treats. Watch the enjoyment experienced by our predators when presented with these unique and delicious meals. Throughout the day, pumpkins will be delivered to different animals. Come spend the day; bring the camcorder…this is animal viewing at its finest! Event prices:…

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Animal Ark Stampede

October 11 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Animal Ark,
1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Dress in your favorite animal costume or print and take on this fun and challenging 5K Trail Run/Walk that supports the winter care of non-releasable wildlife. Be sure to bring the family for free face painting, a shorter Kids Run and raffle prizes. Participants get free general admission to Animal Ark, and their families receive 50% off! Learn more or…

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Last Chance Cheetah Dash

October 12 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Animal Ark,
1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Last Chance Cheetah Dash This is the last Cheetah Run of the season! Reward yourself with an incredible experience: Watch these magnificent cats running with extraordinary speed, off-leash, across the desert in pursuit of an enticing lure. Prices: Adults $40, Seniors $35, Children (ages 10-16) $30, Platinum Members free. Children must be at least 10 years old to attend. Reservations…

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Harvest Festival

October 18 @ 10:15 am - 2:30 pm
Animal Ark,
1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Harvest Festival As part of our enrichment program, most of the animals will receive pumpkins filled with their favorite treats. Watch the enjoyment experienced by our predators when presented with these unique and delicious meals. Throughout the day, pumpkins will be delivered to different animals. Come spend the day; bring the camcorder…this is animal viewing at its finest! Event prices:…

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November 2014

LAST DAY

November 2
Animal Ark,
1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Last Day of the 2014 Normal Operating Season Animal Ark is open Tuesdays through Sundays, April 1 – November 2, 2014. This is your last chance before Animal Ark closes for the winter. We will reopen, weather permitting, for Thanksgiving Weekend, Martin Luther King Weekend and Presidents Day Weekend.

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Thanksgiving Weekend

November 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Animal Ark,
1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Thanksgiving Weekend If you are not wild about hitting the malls for the annual holiday shopping frenzy after Thanksgiving, why not drive out to Animal Ark? Have family in town? You can enjoy our animals when they are active in late fall’s cooler temperatures. Event prices: Adults $12, Seniors (62+) $11, Children (3-12) $10, Children 2 and under are free.…

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Thanksgiving Weekend

November 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Animal Ark,
1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Thanksgiving Weekend If you are not wild about hitting the malls for the annual holiday shopping frenzy after Thanksgiving, why not drive out to Animal Ark? Have family in town? You can enjoy our animals when they are active in late fall’s cooler temperatures. Event prices: Adults $12, Seniors (62+) $11, Children (3-12) $10, Children 2 and under are free.…

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