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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June 2015

Raptor Adventures

June 6, 2015 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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UPDATE MAY 25, 2015: The Raptor Adventure on June 6 has been cancelled. Your next chance to see the Raptor Adventure is on June 21, 2015.

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Wolf Howl Night

June 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Join us for a howling good time! The park opens at 6:00pm 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 (62+) $13.50; Children (ages 3-12) $12; Children 2 and under are free.

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Raptor Adventures

June 21, 2015 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Get up close and personal as awe-inspiring hawks, falcons and owls demonstrate the amazing skills of raptors in this fascinating, entertaining and educational presentation by falconers Jim and Kathleen Tigan. When not inspiring guests at Animal Ark, the true stars of this program protect vineyards, airports and industrial areas from pest birds, acting as true "green pest control." Your donation during the program provides for Animal Ark to host more expert presentations.

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Dash 4 Dads Cheetah Chase

June 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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What Dad doesn't enjoy watching top speeds? Cheetahs accelerate 0 to 45MPH in just three strides, acceleration faster than a sports car! We predict Dad will be impressed! Reservations required due to limited seating. Children must be 8 years old to attend.

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July 2015

July is Military Month at Animal Ark

July 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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We offer free admission for all active and reserve personnel. Military dependents receive 50% off regular admission prices. Thank you for your service!!!

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CSI: Animal Ark

July 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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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.

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August 2015

Sponsors’ Night!

August 1, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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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 of a sponsor? You are welcome to purchase either status at the door.

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Ark at Dark

August 15, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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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. THIS EVENT SELLS OUT FAST - Reservations required.

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September 2015

On the Wind Cheetah Run

September 13, 2015 @ 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 8 years old to attend.

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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

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
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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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