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  1. Travel with Us to South Africa

    March 12 - March 24

    Join Sunset Zoo on a 13-day trip to spectacular South Africa, discovering the animals, culture and natural beauty of the region!

  2. Sunset Zoo Presents Lecture: Westar Energy's Green Team

    March 16, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Inside the Nature Exploration Center located at the Zoo's entryway. Zoo grounds will be closed.

    Learn about Westar Energy's Green Team and their 26-year history of environmental projects in Kansas communities.

  3. Community Appreciation Day • FREE DAY

    March 21, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo
    2333 Oak Street
    Manhattan, KS 66502

    A free day for all community members in appreciation for supporting the Zoo.

Support Organizations

  1. Friends of Sunset Zoo's Monthly Board Meeting

    March 16, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Inside the Nature Exploration Center at the Zoo's entryway.

    Monthly meeting of the Friends of Sunset Zoo (FOSZ) Board occurs on the third Monday of every month, except in December. Meetings are open to the public and community members are welcome to attend. FOSZ is one of two non-profit organizations that support the Zoo and its mission to inspire conservation of the natural world.

Zoo Education

  1. Prairie Dog Preschool (ages 2-3)

    March 4, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM @ Inside the Nature Exploration Center at the Zoo's entryway.

    Help your child explore the natural world! Photo by Autumn Shoemaker.

  2. Kinder Cubs Class (ages 3-5)

    March 7, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM @ Inside the Nature Exploration Center at the Zoo's entryway.

    Help your cub connect with the outdoors! Photo by Autumn Shoemaker.

  3. Zoo's Nature Swap Store Open

    March 7, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Inside the Zoo near Giant Anteater/Maned Wolf exhibit.

    Sunset Zoo is the first in the region to offer a place where you can learn more about your natural treasures!

  4. Adventure Camp (Grades K-6)

    March 13, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    A partnership with the Flint Hills Discovery Center; offering full & half day Day Camps for youth grades K-6 when USD 383 is not in session.

  5. Adventure Camp (Grades K-6)

    March 16, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    A partnership with the Flint Hills Discovery Center; offering full & half day Day Camps for youth grades K-6 when USD 383 is not in session.

  6. Adventure Camp (Grades K-6)

    March 17, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    A partnership with the Flint Hills Discovery Center; offering full & half day Day Camps for youth grades K-6 when USD 383 is not in session.

  7. Adventure Camp (Grades K-6)

    March 18, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    A partnership with the Flint Hills Discovery Center; offering full & half day Day Camps for youth grades K-6 when USD 383 is not in session.

  8. Adventure Camp (Grades K-6)

    March 19, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    A partnership with the Flint Hills Discovery Center; offering full & half day Day Camps for youth grades K-6 when USD 383 is not in session.

  9. Adventure Camp (Grades K-6)

    March 20, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    A partnership with the Flint Hills Discovery Center; offering full & half day Day Camps for youth grades K-6 when USD 383 is not in session.

  10. FrogWatch Volunteer Training - Session 2, Part 1

    March 24, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Nature Exploration Center at the Zoo's entryway

    Global amphibian species are declining! You can be a part of the conservation solution; help Sunset Zoo survey the local amphibian population.

  11. Prairie Dog Preschool (ages 2-3)

    March 25, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM @ Inside the Nature Exploration Center at the Zoo's entryway.

    Help your child explore the natural world! Photo by Autumn Shoemaker.

  12. Zoofari Tails at the Manhattan Public Library

    March 27, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
    629 Poyntz Avenue
    Manhattan, KS 66502

    Slither into reading with Sunset Zoo and the Manhattan Public Library!

  13. Kid's Night Out (ages 6-10)

    March 27, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo
    2333 Oak Street
    Manhattan, KS 66502

    Hey kids! Leave the parents behind and join Sunset Zoo for an evening of fun and food.

  14. Zoo Corps Volunteer Spring Training #1

    March 29, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Inside the Nature Exploration Center at the Zoo's entryway.

    Zoo Corps volunteers are adults, 18 and older, who care about their local zoo and want to help out in their community. Attend this two-part training to begin your volunteer service at Sunset Zoo!

  15. FrogWatch Volunteer Training - Session 2, Part 2

    March 31, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Nature Exploration Center at the Zoo's entryway

    Global amphibian species are declining! You can be a part of the conservation solution; help Sunset Zoo survey the local amphibian population.