Public Programs & Special Events

Holiday Schedule, Open Plays, Jungle Expresses, Feeding Frenzies and more!

Drop, Shop & Wrap! Open Play

December 24th 9am - 1pm
 $40 (ages 3-11) 
Relax before the holiday rush! Need last minute shopping to do without the stress of dragging the kids or need to wrap gifts ?? OR Take time to get things ready before the in-laws come to dinner!?   Drop off the kids for a half day of FUN, holiday Crafts, animal presentation, Open Play time, holiday treats and more! Watch a holiday movie during lunch.
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New Years Eve at Noon

New Year's Eve at Noon Thursday, December 31st
11-1pm First Event 1:45 - 3:45pm Second Event

Five, four, three…two...the countdown is on for the New Year, so and bring it on in style at Eco Adventures. Bring out the whole family and join Eco Adventures for an unforgettable afternoon of fun and games. That's right, afternoon - we're having a New Years at NOON!!! Lots of little ones can't stay up until midnight (We can't even stay up until midnight...), so Eco Adventures is speeding up the clock so that the whole family can celebrate New Years at Noon!!!


Activities include:
*Crafts, animal interactions, feeding demonstrations, face painting, snacks, and more!
*See new exhibits and animals!

*Laugh and be amazed with a special dog show trick performance by "Jacks are Wild"!
*Watch the ball drop at noon and 3pm into our crocodile pond in grand style with party favors!
*Face painting, green screen, snacks/food for a small fee

$15 per person (children and adults ages 3 and up)

Must call to purchase tickets as this is typically a sold out event! 410-987-1300

Camp Open House

January 25th 4:30-7:30pm
It's that time again to start thinking of our award winning, fun, interactive, educational, action packed summer camps!! Join us to get early bird deals, information and tours, and of course- meet some of our favorite animals!
* Please RSVP # of adults/children at

NEW Escape Room: Escape Alive?!

Your plane has gone down in the depths of the Amazon rainforest. You are over a thousand miles from civilization. Other than the supplies in your backpack, you are without food and water. It is hot, humid and dangerous animals are lurking in every corner. Other explorers have gone before you in this mystic rainforest but only ONE has ever escaped ALIVE. He told of a gigantic snake that swallowed his fellow adventurers alive. This Gigantic snake can swim, climb and camouflage and still roams the very jungle you find yourself in. Furthermore, you are surrounded by venomous spiders, croc infested waters, poison dart frogs AND an exploding VOLCANO! Using only the items in your backpack and clues left by past explorers, can you escape the jungle before the volcano erupts?...or the snake finds you!!?? Find the walkie talkie to signal for help...or will you get out ALIVE???

Feeding Frenzy!

Ever wonder what the life of an ANIMAL KEEPER OR TRAINER is like?? Sign up with a private, one hour "behind the scenes" tour of Eco Adventures where you can feed and interact with some of our most beloved animals? Learn and meet some of our rescued animal's stories. Discover what it takes to be a Animal Keeper or a Trainer and care for over 100 animals at Eco Adventures. What do they eat? You're about to find out- as YOU experience the thrill of feeding and training a gator or a croc, or Max, our 50 lb tortoise, or even a dragon! Give our mammals some enrichment by offering some of their favorite "toys", foods, running ball, or even some cuddle time with our newest baby kinkajou- LUNA or armadillo- BOO!  Call to reserve your time for a Feeding Frenzy! $30 per person (3 person minimum or $75, 5+ people $25 per person). This is a one of a kind opportunity for you to experience Eco Adventures in a more private setting with just you and your friends or family, led by one of our animal care specialists. * Perfect for small birthdays or special family gatherings.

Open Play

Indoor Open Plays:  NEW and IMPROVED -includes 30 mins classes each week-  
Come monkey around and PLAY, LEARN, INTERACT!  New addition to our Open Plays- each week we have different 30 mins classes that may include, but not limited to: art, music, discovery/science, and STEaM!  Then burn off energy with our Indoor moon bounce, animal interactions, dress up corner, arts and crafts, discovery tables, and fossil dig (weather permitting).
$12 per child, adults are free 
* Subject to cancellations/changes due to min participants. Please RSVP.
*check back for closings - open plays will not be held during field trips or days when AACPS are closed.
*Recommended for pre-school-elementary aged children.


12/12  Animal Train- Learn about locomotion of animals

12/20  Holidays around the World-  Dress up with some costumes from around the world.  Make holiday craft.

12/20  Holidays around the World-  Dress up with some costumes from around the world.  Make holiday craft.  

Themes to be announced soon for:
Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 29, 30
Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, 26


"We loved the new and improved morning program with you all today! We attended the 10:30-12 locomotion/open play and loved the new structured approach paired with a short bit of open play. It was great for my son and his friend, both 3.5. We hope to attend more on Wednesday mornings as neither is in school that day. Thanks again for a unique and different way to play! " -Jessi C.


Jungle Express

Join us for a live animal presentation for the whole family! Visitors will meet, touch, and learn about some of Eco Adventures most loved animal ambassadors.  Then spend the last 15 minutes admiring our animal and themed exhibits or take a Green Screen picture with your favorite animal!


*Special Open Play Fundraiser: Take advantage of early dismissal days and come monkey around in Eco Adventure's rainforest and underwater discovery room. Meet and touch animals, see our animal enclosures, jump around in our moon bounce, scooters, puppet and dress up corner, arts and crafts, games, discovery tables and PLAY! Look for fossils and gems in our Fossil dig (based on weather conditions)$10 per child adults, are free. *Face painting and green screen available for extra fee. Eco Adventures will donate 80% of proceeds to your school's PTO/PTA. Join the fun for a great cause- your school! Please RSVP /contact us (410) 987-1300

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