During this time while the zoo is temporarily closed, we at the zoo want to keep everyone informed about what is going on at the zoo and have some fun with it. We are doing live videos on the Spring River Zoo Facebook page covering different animals at the zoo. The videos will also be available after they are live for viewers who are unable to watch at the original times.
If you have any questions, please contact Caitlyn Lenz at 575-624-6760.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the following programs are not currently available. As we navigate pandemic more programs and events will be made available as it is deemed safe for both zoo staff and visitors. Take a look at our usual programs and the schedules to know what the zoo offers in normal years.
Come join us at the zoo the fourth Friday of every month to learn about one of our animals at the zoo. We will also read a story and do a craft that relates to that animal. You can reserve your spot online here or come to the zoo. This class begins at 10 a.m.
- $3/child for members
|To Be Determined||Salamander|
|To Be Determined||Owl|
|To Be Determined||Hedgehog|
|To Be Determined||Raven|
|To Be Determined||Tortoise|
|To Be Determined||Chameleon|
|To Be Determined||Tarantula|
|To Be Determined||Ferret|
|To Be Determined||Chinchilla|
|To Be Determined||Pygmy Goat|
|To Be Determined||Parrot|
|To Be Determined||Snake|
We are continuing keeper talks and this year we are adding new animals. You can view the schedule below and keep an eye out on Facebook for any updates on dates and times.
These programs take place the second Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise specified.
These are free programs that we offer to guests at the zoo. Talks will take place at the animals' enclosures.
|To Be Determined||Wolves/Coyote|
|To Be Determined||Hoofed Stock|
|To Be Determined||Coati/Bobcat|
|To Be Determined||Raccoon|
|To Be Determined||Bear|
|To Be Determined||Badger|
|To Be Determined||Mountain Lion|
|To Be Determined||Porcupine|
|To Be Determined||Muntjac|
|To Be Determined||Foxes|
|To Be Determined||Eagles|
|To Be Determined||Lemurs|
A new opportunity offered at the zoo is a curriculum geared towards learning about animals and what it takes to work at a zoo in an interactive setting. This curriculum is suited for seven to thirteen year old students. With this program we will offer classes January through May and September through December. Each month we will focus on a different topic. There will be one class a month on the third Friday of each month. These classes go from 10 a.m. to noon. The schedule can be found below.
- $15/student for up to 3 students
- $10/student for 4 or more students
|To Be Determined||Amazing Adaptations|
|To Be Determined||Reptiles and Amphibians|
|To Be Determined||Conservation|
|To Be Determined||Birds|
|To Be Determined||SENSEsational Animals|
|To Be Determined||Skull Skills|
|To Be Determined||Spook-tacular Zoo|
|To Be Determined||Animal Enrichment|
|To Be Determined||Winter Wonderland|