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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February 2016

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
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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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$10

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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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
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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
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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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$10
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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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Cheetah 500

May 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Cheetah Running

Reservations required due to limited seating. RSVP at 1-775-970-3431 May 28th is the day for the Indianapolis 500 and the Cheetah 500! Come see the world’s fastest land mammal in action as our cheetahs run at top speeds – completely off-leash – around the Animal Ark run field! Event prices: Adults $40; Seniors $35; Children (8-16 years old) $30. Children…

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Raptor Adventures – Memorial Day

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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$3
Harris Hawk from Raptor Adventures

Raptor Adventures returns to Animal Ark on May 29th at 11:15 am. Expert local falconers Jim and Kathleen Tigan will bring their beautiful birds to Animal Ark for your enjoyment. We invite you to come participate in this dynamic and unique bird experience - the birds will be flying over and around the audience in our amphitheater, located just up the…

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June 2017

Nevada Bugs and Butterflies

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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$4
Flowers at Animal Ark

Animal Ark is excited to partner with Nevada Bugs and Butterflies to highlight the small creatures as well as the big ones. We will have a number of native insects and arthropods such as beetles, millipedes and caterpillars to hold and look at up close.  We will also be leading short walks through the facility to explore the plants and soil…

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CSI: Animal Ark

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Cat Skulls

Bring the family and become Cat Science Investigators! Receive hands-on training in identifying wild feline characteristics and biology as you walk through the park, observe living specimens, and meet our wildlife caretakers. Event prices: Adults $12; Seniors $11; Children (3-12 years old) $10; Children 2 and under are free.

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July 2017

July is Military Month at the Animal Ark

July 1 - July 31
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Santo with Watermelon

We offer free admission for all active and reserve personnel. Military family members will receive 50% regular admission prices. We’re grateful for your service!

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Wolf Howl Night

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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wolf howling

Join us for a howling good time! The park opens at 6:00 p.m. so you may see the other residents of Animal Ark prior to the fun and educational Wolf Howl Program at 7:00. Hear wolves and coyotes howl then participate in our contest, with prizes to be awarded to the best human howlers. Event prices: Adults $15; Seniors $13.50;…

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All American Cheetah Dash

July 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Cheetah Running

Reservations required due to limited seating. RSVP at 1-775-970-3431 or purchase on-line below. Celebrate Americas birthday month at Animal Ark and enjoy yourself with an incredible experience: Watch these magnificent cats running with extraordinary speed, off-leash, across the desert in pursuit of an enticing lure. Event prices: Adults $40; Seniors $35; Children (8-16 years old) $30. Children must be at…

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August 2017

Ark at Dark

August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Cordelia Huffy

Reserve early as this event fills quickly! RSVP at 1-775-970-3431 or purchase advance tickets below: Wolves and coyotes howling and big cats growling in the night: it’s Ark at Dark! Enjoy a guided flashlight tour and see our nocturnal predators in their element. Event prices: Adults $15; Seniors $13.50; Children $12; Suggested for ages 7 or older due to late…

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Sponsors Night!

August 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Daniel with Bone

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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September 2017

On the Wind Cheetah Run

September 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Running Cheetah

Reservations required due to limited seating. RSVP at 1-775-970-3431 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! Event prices: Adults $40; Seniors $35; Children (8-16 years old) $30. Children must be…

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