We’re bananas about primates here at Southwick’s Zoo! Join us on June 10th for a day of monkey and ape themed activities including scavenger hunts, keeper talks, and more!
Don’t forget to pick up a passport after you enter the zoo. This year’s Mad About Monkey’s Day scavenger hunt has a new twist: children will receive a “passport” and collect stamps at 4 stations within the zoo. Those who collect each stamp will receive a small prize!
2018 Mad About Monkeys Day Schedule
1:15pm: Make Enrichment for the Primates
Location: Next to the Rainforest Adventure Maze/ Across from the Schmidt’s guenon habitat
Help us create enrichment for our primates! Zoo visitors will be able to learn about the types of enrichment our keepers create and why it is important. Be sure to stick around to watch the Schmidt’s guenons receive their visitor-made enrichment!
1:30pm: Meet the Keeper – Schmidt’s Guenons
Location: Schmidt’s guenon habitat
Watch the Schmidt’s guenons interact with the enrichment created by zoo visitors and learn more about primates from one of our keepers.
2:00pm: Meet the Keeper – Black-Capped Capuchins
Location: Black-capped capuchin habitat
Watch the keepers give the black-capped capuchins enrichment and learn more about these monkeys.
2:15pm: Meet the Keeper – Wolf’s Guenons
Location: Wolf’s guenon habitat
Watch the keepers give the Wolf’s guenons enrichment and learn more about these monkeys.
2:45pm: Meet the Keeper – Mandrills
Location: Mandrill habitat
Watch the keepers give the mandrill enrichment and learn more about these monkeys.
3:00pm: Presentation at EARTH
Location: The EARTH Discovery Center
Stop by the EARTH Discovery Center stage for a special presentation. Visitors will be able to see one of the primates that isn’t typically on display in the zoo. EARTH is located across from the chimpanzee habitat, so be sure to stick around after the presentation for the 3:30pm chimpanzee enrichment/keeper talk!
3:30pm: Meet the Keepers – Chimpanzees
Location: Chimpanzee habitat
Watch the keepers give the chimps enrichment and learn more about these apes.
Event is included with normal admission rates at no additional cost.
Event dates and details are subject to change without notice, so please check back frequently.