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!

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September 2015

CLOSED EARLY

September 27, 2015
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 27, 2015 in preparation for our annual Paws & Claws event. If you would like to visit on this date, please arrive by 12:00pm or purchase tickets to Paws & Claws.

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Paws and Claws

September 27, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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View Animal Ark's animals, enjoy themed hors d'oeuvres, and meet an array of wildlife experts. A plated dinner, open bar as well as silent and live auctions add to the fun! Wrap up the evening watching Animal Ark's cheetahs run at top speeds in an extraordinary display. Reservations required due to limited seating.

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October 2015

Animal Ark Stampede

October 3, 2015 @ 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 11, 2015 @ 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 8-16) $30, Platinum Members free. Children must be at least 8 years old to attend. Reservations…

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Harvest Festival

October 17, 2015 @ 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 2015

LAST DAY

November 1, 2015
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Animal Ark is open Tuesdays through Sundays, March 28 - November 1, 2015. 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 27, 2015 @ 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. This event is weather permitting.  Please call 1-775-970-3111 before driving out as we will update the…

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Thanksgiving Weekend

November 28, 2015 @ 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. This event is weather permitting.  Please call 1-775-970-3111 before driving out as we will update the…

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January 2016

Wild Winter Weekends 2016

January 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am - January 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Don't let winter's chilly temps keep you inside! Put on your warmest coat and boots and join us at Animal Ark over the holiday weekends! Reno's icy weather is perfect for viewing our lynx, bobcats, cougars, wolves and other wild residents playing in our winter wonderland. At 6,000 feet of elevation, Animal Ark gets extra love from Mother Nature in…

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February 2016
$10

General Admission

February 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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$10

General Admission

February 8, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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$10

WILD WINTER WEEKENDS 2016

February 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am - February 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Don't let winter's chilly temps keep you inside! Put on your warmest coat and boots and join us at Animal Ark over the holiday weekends! Reno's icy weather is perfect for viewing our lynx, bobcats, cougars, wolves and other wild residents playing in our winter wonderland. At 6,000 feet of elevation, Animal Ark gets extra love from Mother Nature in…

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$10

General Admission

February 15, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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$10

General Admission

February 22, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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$10

General Admission

February 29, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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July 2016

Raptor Adventures

July 30, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Bird of Prey

Join us before the All American Cheetah Dash for a fascinating demonstration of Birds-of-Prey by Jim and Kathleen Tigan of  Raptor Adventures in Reno.  This will be your last chance this season to get up close and personal to these amazing birds and watch them free-fly over your heads. Come early to see the animals at Animal Ark, stay for the…

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August 2016

Zumba for the Ark

August 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Discover the Wild Side! Join us for Zumba for the Ark at Baldini's Ballroom, located on the second floor of Baldini's. This will be a Master Class instructed by Jake, Carmela, Jen, Maggie, Michelle, Veronica and Karli. Registration will be at 11:00 am, and doors open at 11:30 am. Water will be provided. Tickets are $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at…

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January 2017

Wild Winter Weekend – January

January 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Legend in Snow

See the Animal Ark residents in their winter coats! Enjoy watching animals play in their winter wonderland at 6,000 feet. Dress warm. Please call on event day as severe weather may cancel festivities. Event prices: Adults $12; Seniors $11; Children $10; children 2 and under are free. Golf carts will not be available.

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Wild Winter Weekend – January

January 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Legend in Snow

See the Animal Ark residents in their winter coats! Enjoy watching animals play in their winter wonderland at 6,000 feet. Dress warm. Please call on event day as severe weather may cancel festivities. Event prices: Adults $12; Seniors $11; Children $10; children 2 and under are free. Golf carts will not be available.

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February 2017

Wild Winter Weekend – February

February 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Whiston in the Snow

See the Animal Ark residents in their winter coats! Enjoy watching animals play in their winter wonderland at 6,000 feet. Dress warm. Please call on event day as severe weather may cancel festivities. Event prices: Adults $12; Seniors $11; Children $10; children 2 and under are free. Golf carts will not be available.

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Wild Winter Weekend – February

February 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Whiston in the Snow

See the Animal Ark residents in their winter coats! Enjoy watching animals play in their winter wonderland at 6,000 feet. Dress warm. Please call on event day as severe weather may cancel festivities. Event prices: Adults $12; Seniors $11; Children $10; children 2 and under are free. Golf carts will not be available.

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March 2017

Opening Day

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Koda under log

This year we open two weeks earlier than in the past - so come join us while everyone is still in their luxurious winter coats! The bears might not be up yet, but most of the animals are more active when it's cool. We are open Tuesday - Sunday from 10:00 to 4:30

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April 2017

Sponsors Night!

April 15 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Tortoise with Watermelon

This is an invitation-only event for Members and Adoptive Parents! Bring a treat for your animal; talk to the animal keepers; and hear behind-the-scenes stories. Not yet a member or a sponsor? You are welcome to purchase either status at the door.

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May 2017

Piñatas & Predators

May 6 @ 10:15 am - 2:30 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Eli with Piñata

Come watch the fun as our predators break open their treat-filled piñatas! Great photo opportunities! Event prices: Adults $15; Seniors $13.50; Children $12; children 2 and under are free.

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Animal Ark Stampede

May 20 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Ark Stampede

It’s the fifth annual Animal Ark Stampede! Run through the beauty of nature at Animal Ark on this challenging 5K course or enjoy a brisk morning walk. A fun, one-mile Kids Run and a Tiny Tot Run available along  with face painting and raffle prizes for the entire family. 5K entry fee of $35 for adults, $20 for kid's one mile run and…

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