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Birds, Blooms, Bees & Butterflies

North Carolina Zoo (Zooligical Park)
North Carolina Zoo Saturday, May 11th 10am-2pm Free with Zoo admission

Learn more about our feathered friends, pollinators, pretty petals and more. Take home a piece of the Zoo by visiting our annual plant sale and enjoy an admission discount for Mom on Mother"s Day. Event activities run from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Birds Blooms Bees and Butterflies Schedule of Events-

All Activities are from 10-2 unless otherwise listed:

Protect Our Birds
Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution educational displays, activities and crafts.
Locations: Forest Aviary

Bee a Good Pollinator!
Bee education stations and honey for sale.
Location:  Honey Bee Garden
Butterfly Education Stations
Discover what you can do to help these important and beautiful pollinators.
Location: Kidzone


Be a citizen scientist during our first Annual Bioblitz! Join scientists and educators from the NC Zoo as we document wild species found on trails throughout the park. Enjoy one of two guided hikes off the trails as we document native plants and animals onto iNaturalist for our Bioblitz event!

Bioblitz Guided Hikes*

Check out the Bioblitz and iNaturalist information stations located at each entrance and learn what plants and animals we are logging on iNaturalist. Register here for the off trail hikes!

Join us for a guided hike and use the iNaturalist app on your smartphone to identify and document the location of native animals you see on your hike! *Limited to first 40 guests per hike.
11:00am- Meet at the North America Entrance (pre-ticket) for a walk along the Marsh to Solar Pointe
1:00pm- Meet at Akiba Market Africa Entrance (pre-ticket) for a walk along Hippo Beach

Animal Perceptions
Join students with the NC School of Science and Mathematics to learn more about animal perception experiences.
Locations: North America Plaza and Akiba Market (Africa)

Plant Sale! (Saturday from 9-5 and Sunday from 9-4) - MORE INFORMATION

Calling all gardeners—have a blooming good time at this unique plant sale. This yearly sale benefits the horticulture section at the North Carolina Zoo.
Location: North America Entrance Parking Lot