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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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, short Kids Run is also planned along with face painting and raffle prizes for the entire family. 5K entry fee of $35 for adults and $20 for kids includes free admission to Animal…

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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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June 2017

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 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 least 8 years old…

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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 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 hour. No golf carts are…

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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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Paws and Claws

September 24 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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2016 Paws and Claws

Reserve early before this event sells out! RSVP by phone at 1-775-970-3431 or purchase on-line below. View Animal Ark’s animals, enjoy themed hors d’oeuvres, and meet an array of wildlife experts. An open bar, plated dinner, 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.…

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October 2017

Harvest Festival

October 14 @ 10:15 am - 2:30 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Ringo with Pumpkin

As part of our behavioral 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: Adults…

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Last Chance Cheetah Dash

October 21 @ 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Cheetah Run

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

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November 2017

Closing Day

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Milo Hiding

This is the last day of our summer season. We will be closed for the winter, except for special days at Thanksgiving. If you've been thinking of visiting, now's the time!

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Thanksgiving Weekend

November 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Daniel in Snow

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 $11; Children $10; children 2 and under are free. Golf carts may not…

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Thanksgiving Weekend

November 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 4 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 25, 2017
Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road
Reno, NV 89508 United States
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Daniel in Snow

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 $11; Children $10; children 2 and under are free. Golf carts may not…

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