Upcoming Events at Oglebay

 

 
 

Play with the Animals

Saturdays & Sundays, through March 31
1:00 – 2:00 PM

­­­ Join us at the Good Zoo every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 pm from January through March to play with the animals! You’ll work with the Good Zoo’s Animal Welfare team to create toys and treats for your favorite Zoo animals. You’ll also assist and observe as our team members share the toys and treats with the animals. 

COST:
$15 per person
*A maximum of 10 guests may participate per session.

RESERVATIONS:
Reserve your spot today by calling the Good Zoo at 304-243-4100. Reservations are encouraged and based on availability.

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Albino Alligator Feedings

Saturdays & Wednesdays, through March 31
3:00 PM

Join us at the Good Zoo Saturdays and Wednesdays at 3:00 pm for Albino Alligator Feedings where you’ll learn about the animal while observing mealtime. Program is included with cost of Good Zoo admission.

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Preschool Program: Dinosaurs

February 21
February 24
10:30 AM

Have you ever seen a dinosaur? We will play dinosaur games and learn how to do the Dinosaur Stomp and make a dinosaur RAWR. We’ll even meet the Good Zoo’s baby alligator!

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PROGRAM INFORMATION:
Good Zoo Preschool classes includes games, stories, songs, activities, and of course, LIVE animals. Programs are held on select Wednesdays and Saturdays for 1 hour. 

PLAY DATES FROM 10:00-10:30AM:
Come to class early for a Play Date! Starting at 10:00 am, adults can enjoy a cup of coffee while the little ones play! We’ll provide a variety of preschool toys and coffee for the adults! There is no charge to attend the play date, however children must be enrolled in the preschool program to attend.

ENROLLMENT FEE:
Oglebay Good Zoo Members: $10 per program 
Non-members – $16 per program
Additional Siblings – $5 per child, per program

***Plus tax and applicable fees. Preschool program fees include enrollment for one child (ages 2-4) and one adult. Additional siblings may be added for $5 per child, per program. Additional adults must pay Good Zoo admission (waived for Good Zoo Members).

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Jr. Zookeeper Certification

February 24
February 25
11:00 AM

Join us at the Good Zoo on February 24 & 25 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for a FREE Junior Zookeeper certification program for children ages 5 and up!

This complimentary interactive program will be available to all guests who visit the Good Zoo on February 24 & 25. Guests are not required to attend both sessions and the program is FREE!

Participants will receive a Junior Zookeeper passport containing various educational activities. Participants will earn passport stamps for completing activities as they work toward the ultimate goal of earning an official Junior Zookeeper certificate and lapel button. 

***As an added bonus, children who participate in the Junior Zookeeper certification program will receive 15% OFF registration for any 2018 summer zoo camps! This special pricing will only be offered February 24 and 25.***

This program is made possible through the Disney Summer of Service grant program provided through Youth Service America (YSA). 

Mary Albert, a teen volunteer at the Oglebay Good Zoo, led a team of volunteers who designed, developed and presented the Junior Zookeeper Passport concept for grant consideration. Mary is one of only 270 young leaders across the United States who were selected to receive Disney’s Summer of Service grant. Grantees must utilize this funding to organize service oriented projects that make communities healthier, greener and stronger. Grantees are also called to educate and mobilize their peers through awareness, service, advocacy and philanthropic activities. Congratulations, Mary!

 

 


 

Training the Mind: An Intro to Meditation

February 24, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Join us for this 3 hour yoga meditation workshop! Class begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 24. 

Cost of class is $40, applicable taxes and fees apply. Payment can be made at The West Spa desk prior to the start of class. Class takes place in the Movement Studio.

View current yoga calendar HERE.

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Preschool Program: The Doctor is In

February 28
March 3
10:30 AM

Animals sometimes get sick and need to go to the doctor. Learn about how zoo animals get a checkup. And find out if they get a treat or a toy when they are on their best behavior.

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PROGRAM INFORMATION:
Good Zoo Preschool classes includes games, stories, songs, activities, and of course, LIVE animals. Programs are held on select Wednesdays and Saturdays for 1 hour. 

PLAY DATES FROM 10:00-10:30AM:
Come to class early for a Play Date! Starting at 10:00 am, adults can enjoy a cup of coffee while the little ones play! We’ll provide a variety of preschool toys and coffee for the adults! There is no charge to attend the play date, however children must be enrolled in the preschool program to attend.

ENROLLMENT FEE:
Oglebay Good Zoo Members: $10 per program 
Non-members – $16 per program
Additional Siblings – $5 per child, per program

***Plus tax and applicable fees. Preschool program fees include enrollment for one child (ages 2-4) and one adult. Additional siblings may be added for $5 per child, per program. Additional adults must pay Good Zoo admission (waived for Good Zoo Members).

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Wild Art Adult Painting Class

March 2, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Sit back and relax with a cold beverage, and join us for a painting class at the Good Zoo! We’ll provide you with art supplies and step-by-step instructions on painting a picture of a turtle. Guests will also be visited by a surprise animal during class! 

This class is appropriate for adults ages 21+.

ADMISSION:
Non-Good Zoo Members: $30 per person
Good Zoo Members: $25 per person
*Applicable taxes and fees apply

Admission includes art supplies, light snacks, one glass of wine/beer, and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages. Additional wine and beer will be available for purchase. Sorry, outside food or beverages not permitted. 

REGISTRATION:
Register Online or call 304-243-4100 to reserve your spot today! Class size is limited, and preregistration is required. Credit card payments will also be accepted via phone or in person at the Oglebay Good Zoo office from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm daily.

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Preschool Program: Jungle Creatures

March 14
March 17
10:30 AM

Celebrate the creatures of the rain forest in this exciting program. Play “follow the monkey” through an obstacle course, make a tasty tropical treat, and meet a jungle creature.

PROGRAM INFORMATION
REGISTRATION
PARENT’S GUIDE

PROGRAM INFORMATION:
Good Zoo Preschool classes includes games, stories, songs, activities, and of course, LIVE animals. Programs are held on select Wednesdays and Saturdays for 1 hour. 

PLAY DATES FROM 10:00-10:30AM:
Come to class early for a Play Date! Starting at 10:00 am, adults can enjoy a cup of coffee while the little ones play! We’ll provide a variety of preschool toys and coffee for the adults! There is no charge to attend the play date, however children must be enrolled in the preschool program to attend.

ENROLLMENT FEE:
Oglebay Good Zoo Members: $10 per program 
Non-members – $16 per program
Additional Siblings – $5 per child, per program

***Plus tax and applicable fees. Preschool program fees include enrollment for one child (ages 2-4) and one adult. Additional siblings may be added for $5 per child, per program. Additional adults must pay Good Zoo admission (waived for Good Zoo Members).

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Home School Zoo Engineering Program

March 20 – 22

Home school students will explore the Oglebay Good Zoo while participating in behind-the-scenes tours, STEM activities, and career exploration.

High School Program:
Investigate zoo exhibit design by exploring elements of animal physiology, architecture, landscaping, budgeting, and graphic design. Students will create, within their given budget, a proposal for a new exhibit encompassing these elements.

Middle School Program:
Enrichment is a way that the zoo provides mental and physical activity for the animals by allowing them to make choices and exhibit their natural behavior. Through the exploration of animal structure and psychological needs, participants will design an animal enrichment activity.

Good Zoo Members: $90 first student, $70 additional siblings
Non-members: $110 first student, $90 additional siblings
Program cost includes lunch on Wednesday.

Program Information and Schedule 
Register Online

For program questions, contact the Zoo Education Department at 304-243-4068 or email vmarkey@oglebay.com.

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Preschool Program: Whose Footprint?

March 21
March 24
10:30 AM

Animals are on the move! Who made that track? Discover animal feet and make a track of your own! Who knows, maybe one of our animal friends will make some footprints for us!

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PARENT’S GUIDE

PROGRAM INFORMATION:
Good Zoo Preschool classes includes games, stories, songs, activities, and of course, LIVE animals. Programs are held on select Wednesdays and Saturdays for 1 hour. 

PLAY DATES FROM 10:00-10:30AM:
Come to class early for a Play Date! Starting at 10:00 am, adults can enjoy a cup of coffee while the little ones play! We’ll provide a variety of preschool toys and coffee for the adults! There is no charge to attend the play date, however children must be enrolled in the preschool program to attend.

ENROLLMENT FEE:
Oglebay Good Zoo Members: $10 per program 
Non-members – $16 per program
Additional Siblings – $5 per child, per program

***Plus tax and applicable fees. Preschool program fees include enrollment for one child (ages 2-4) and one adult. Additional siblings may be added for $5 per child, per program. Additional adults must pay Good Zoo admission (waived for Good Zoo Members).

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7th Annual Wheeling Polka Festival

March 23 – March 25

Glessner Auditorium at Wilson Lodge

Friday, March 23
8:00 PM – 12:00 AM:
Kick Off Party with Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push

Saturday, March 24
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM:
Rise-N-Shine Party with DJ Michael Biela
3:00 PM – 12:00 AM:
The NuTones, The John Gora Band & The Knewz

Sunday, March 25
10:00 AM:
Palm Sunday Catholic Polka Mass with The John Gora Band
12:00 – 6:00 PM:
Ray Jay & the Carousels and Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push

Ticket Pricing:
3-Day Pass: $40.00

Daily Tickets:
Friday- $12.00
Saturday- $17.00
Sunday- $16.00

For room rates & reservations call 877-822-6045.
For tickets & information call 304-243-4064.

Lineup & schedule subject to change. Food & beverage available.

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Wild Art Children’s Painting Class

March 25, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Learn how to paint at the Good Zoo! We’ll provide you with art supplies, step-by-step instructions for painting a picture of a Turtle, and ice cream sundaes. Guests will also be visited by a surprise animal during class! 

This class is appropriate for kids ages 6+.

ADMISSION:
Non-Good Zoo Members: $20 per person
Good Zoo Members: $15 per person
*Applicable taxes and fees apply

Admission includes art supplies, 16” x 20” canvas, and ice cream sundaes. 

REGISTRATION:
Register Online or call 304-243-4100 to reserve your spot today! Class size is limited, and preregistration is required. Credit card payments will also be accepted via phone or in person at the Oglebay Good Zoo Office between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm daily.

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Easter Treasure Hunt

March 30 & 31
10:00 AM

The Easter Bunny will be visiting the Good Zoo from 10 am – 4 pm on Friday, March, 30 and Saturday, March 31 for the annual Good Zoo Treasure Hunt! 

Each participating child will receive a treasure map and an Easter bucket to hold their treasures. Following the treat hunt, each child will have the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny!

ADMISSION: 
$9.95 for adults
$5.95 for children ages 3-12
$4.95 for Good Zoo Members age 3-12
Free admission for kids ages 2 and under

For more information, contact the Good Zoo Office at 304-243-4100.

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Wild Art Family Painting Class

March 31, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Kids and their accompanying adult (Mommy, Daddy, Grandma, Grandpa, etc.) will have fun learning to paint in this interactive class. Participants will create panels that can be hung separately or together to form a larger work of art. Guests will paint pictures of an Owl and a surprise animal visitor will make an appearance during the class! 

ADMISSION:
Non-Good Zoo Members: $40 for one adult & one child
Good Zoo Members: $30 for one adult & one child
Additional participants may be added for $15 per person.
*Applicable taxes and fees apply

Cost includes art supplies, step-by-step instruction and snacks.

REGISTRATION:
Register Online or call 304-243-4100 to reserve your spot today! Class size is limited, and preregistration is required. Credit card payments will also be accepted via phone or in person at the Oglebay Good Zoo office from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm daily

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Bunny Trot 5K

March 31
9:00 – 11:00 AM

When: Saturday, March 31 at 9 am – Race day registration at 8 am
Cost: $20 per person
Online Registration
**The first 30 registered participants will receive a t-shirt.**

Lace up your sneakers and hop over to the Bunny Trot 5k Fun Run/Walk, slated for Saturday, March 31 at Oglebay. 

The race will begin and end in the upper parking lot of the Good Zoo. The cost to participate is $20 per person. Guests may register in advance online here until 11:59 p.m., Thursday, March 29. Race ray registration will open at 8 a.m. at the main entrance of the Good Zoo. The first 30 registered participants will receive a t-shirt. 

First, second and third places for both men and women will receive prizes that include Oglebay gift cards of varying denominations. Light refreshments will be available for all participants. 

The course for the race will consist of the Susan Wheeler and Arboretum Trails that weave throughout the park. This hard-surface course is stroller friendly. Dogs are welcome to participate, but must remain on a leash at all times.

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Wild Art Couples & Teams Painting Class

March 31, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Sit back and relax with a cold beverage, and join us for a painting class at the Good Zoo! We’ll provide you with art supplies and step-by-step instructions on painting an Bear. As a special feature for couples and teams, the paintings can be created to hang independently or together as a larger work of art. Guests will also be visited by a surprise animal during class! 

This class is appropriate for adults ages 21+.

ADMISSION:
Non-Good Zoo Members: $30 per person
Good Zoo Members: $25 per person
*Applicable taxes and fees apply

Admission includes art supplies, light snacks, one glass of wine/beer, and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages. Additional wine and beer will be available for purchase. Sorry, outside food or beverages not permitted. 

REGISTRATION:
Register Online or call 304-243-4100 to reserve your spot today! Class size is limited, and preregistration is required. Credit card payments will also be accepted via phone or in person at the Oglebay Good Zoo office from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm daily.

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Preschool Program: Slithering Snakes

April 4
April 7
10:30 AM

Celebrate snakes at the zoo! Make your own snake puppet, listen to a silly snake story, and create your own cereal snake. Play a matching game and visit with an animal friend.

PROGRAM INFORMATION
REGISTRATION
PARENT’S GUIDE

PROGRAM INFORMATION:
Good Zoo Preschool classes includes games, stories, songs, activities, and of course, LIVE animals. Programs are held on select Wednesdays and Saturdays for 1 hour. 

PLAY DATES FROM 10:00-10:30AM:
Come to class early for a Play Date! Starting at 10:00 am, adults can enjoy a cup of coffee while the little ones play! We’ll provide a variety of preschool toys and coffee for the adults! There is no charge to attend the play date, however children must be enrolled in the preschool program to attend.

ENROLLMENT FEE:
Oglebay Good Zoo Members: $10 per program 
Non-members – $16 per program
Additional Siblings – $5 per child, per program

***Plus tax and applicable fees. Preschool program fees include enrollment for one child (ages 2-4) and one adult. Additional siblings may be added for $5 per child, per program. Additional adults must pay Good Zoo admission (waived for Good Zoo Members)

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Antiques Show & Sale

April 6 – 8

Experience Oglebay Institute’s annual Antiques Show & Sale at Wilson Lodge- the largest and longest-running in West Virginia! Whether you’re an experienced collector or a novice buyer, you’ll enjoy shopping the collection and learning from some of the most knowledgeable dealers in the industry. Book an overnight package and receive added perks and dining discounts!

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Preschool Program: Zookeeper

April 11
April 14
10:30 AM

Become a zookeeper for the day and learn how to care for zoo animals. Make a zookeeper hat and decide what you would do if you ran a zoo! Visit the Zoo’s barnyard to meet our donkey and llama, and learn how to feed the goats.

PROGRAM INFORMATION
REGISTRATION
PARENT’S GUIDE

PROGRAM INFORMATION:
Good Zoo Preschool classes includes games, stories, songs, activities, and of course, LIVE animals. Programs are held on select Wednesdays and Saturdays for 1 hour. 

PLAY DATES FROM 10:00-10:30AM:
Come to class early for a Play Date! Starting at 10:00 am, adults can enjoy a cup of coffee while the little ones play! We’ll provide a variety of preschool toys and coffee for the adults! There is no charge to attend the play date, however children must be enrolled in the preschool program to attend.

ENROLLMENT FEE:
Oglebay Good Zoo Members: $10 per program 
Non-members – $16 per program
Additional Siblings – $5 per child, per program

***Plus tax and applicable fees. Preschool program fees include enrollment for one child (ages 2-4) and one adult. Additional siblings may be added for $5 per child, per program. Additional adults must pay Good Zoo admission (waived for Good Zoo Members)

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Preschool Program: April Showers

April 18
April 21
10:30 AM

Explore the world of plants and animals, and how they help each other! Paint a flowerpot and find out how plants grow. You’ll meet some of our animals, including the rabbit who loves to eat plants!

PROGRAM INFORMATION
REGISTRATION
PARENT’S GUIDE

PROGRAM INFORMATION:
Good Zoo Preschool classes includes games, stories, songs, activities, and of course, LIVE animals. Programs are held on select Wednesdays and Saturdays for 1 hour. 

PLAY DATES FROM 10:00-10:30AM:
Come to class early for a Play Date! Starting at 10:00 am, adults can enjoy a cup of coffee while the little ones play! We’ll provide a variety of preschool toys and coffee for the adults! There is no charge to attend the play date, however children must be enrolled in the preschool program to attend.

ENROLLMENT FEE:
Oglebay Good Zoo Members: $10 per program 
Non-members – $16 per program
Additional Siblings – $5 per child, per program

***Plus tax and applicable fees. Preschool program fees include enrollment for one child (ages 2-4) and one adult. Additional siblings may be added for $5 per child, per program. Additional adults must pay Good Zoo admission (waived for Good Zoo Members)

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Preschool Program: Busy as a Bee

April 25
April 28
10:30 AM

With warmer weather and budding flowers, the bees are out to play. Learn about one of our most important pollinators. 

PROGRAM INFORMATION
REGISTRATION
PARENT’S GUIDE

PROGRAM INFORMATION:
Good Zoo Preschool classes includes games, stories, songs, activities, and of course, LIVE animals. Programs are held on select Wednesdays and Saturdays for 1 hour. 

PLAY DATES FROM 10:00-10:30AM:
Come to class early for a Play Date! Starting at 10:00 am, adults can enjoy a cup of coffee while the little ones play! We’ll provide a variety of preschool toys and coffee for the adults! There is no charge to attend the play date, however children must be enrolled in the preschool program to attend.

ENROLLMENT FEE:
Oglebay Good Zoo Members: $10 per program 
Non-members – $16 per program
Additional Siblings – $5 per child, per program

***Plus tax and applicable fees. Preschool program fees include enrollment for one child (ages 2-4) and one adult. Additional siblings may be added for $5 per child, per program. Additional adults must pay Good Zoo admission (waived for Good Zoo Members)

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Preschool Program: Choo Choo

May 2
May 5
10:30 AM

In this fun class, we’ll play the “get on board” number game and learn about trains! We’ll sing songs, read fun stories and board the Good Zoo’s red train to see the animals!

PROGRAM INFORMATION
REGISTRATION
PARENT’S GUIDE

PROGRAM INFORMATION:
Good Zoo Preschool classes includes games, stories, songs, activities, and of course, LIVE animals. Programs are held on select Wednesdays and Saturdays for 1 hour. 

PLAY DATES FROM 10:00-10:30AM:
Come to class early for a Play Date! Starting at 10:00 am, adults can enjoy a cup of coffee while the little ones play! We’ll provide a variety of preschool toys and coffee for the adults! There is no charge to attend the play date, however children must be enrolled in the preschool program to attend.

ENROLLMENT FEE:
Oglebay Good Zoo Members: $10 per program 
Non-members – $16 per program
Additional Siblings – $5 per child, per program

***Plus tax and applicable fees. Preschool program fees include enrollment for one child (ages 2-4) and one adult. Additional siblings may be added for $5 per child, per program. Additional adults must pay Good Zoo admission (waived for Good Zoo Members)

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Calendar Snapshot

 FEBRUARY

Saturdays & Sundays Play with the Animals
Saturdays & Wednesdays
Albino Alligator Feedings
21 Preschool Program – Dinosaurs
24 Preschool Program – Dinosaurs
24 Training the Mind: An Intro to Meditation
24 Jr. Zookeeper Certification
25 Jr. Zookeeper Certification
25 Wild Art Family Painting Class
28 Preschool Program – The Doctor is In

MARCH

Saturdays & Sundays Play with the Animals
Saturdays & Wednesdays
Albino Alligator Feedings
2
Wild Art Adult Painting Class
3
Preschool Program – The Doctor is In
14 Preschool Program – Jungle Creatures
17 
Preschool Program – Jungle Creatures
20-22
 Home School Zoo Engineering
21 Preschool Program – Whose Footprint
23-25 Wheeling Polka Festival
24 Preschool Program – Whose Footprint
25 Wild Art Children’s Painting Class
30-31 Easter Treasure Hunt
31 Bunny Trot 5K
31 Wild Art Family Painting Class
31 Wild Art Couples & Teams Painting Class

APRIL

4 Preschool Program – Slithering Snakes
6-8
 Antiques Show & Sale
Preschool Program – Slithering Snakes
11 Preschool Program – Zookeeper
14 Preschool Program – Zookeeper
18 Preschool Program – April Showers
21 Preschool Program – April Showers
27-29 Adventures in Mindfulness Retreat
25 Preschool Program – Busy as a Bee
28 Preschool Program – Busy as a Bee

MAY

2 Preschool Program – Choo Choo
Preschool Program – Choo Choo
26-28
 Memorial Day Celebration

JUNE

23 Zoo Brew
30 Independence Day Celebration

JULY

1-3 Independence Day Celebration

AUGUST

25-26 Classic Car Show

 

SEPTEMBER

1-3 Labor Day Celebration

 

OCTOBER

5-7 Oglebayfest
12-14 Boo at the Zoo
19-21 Boo at the Zoo
26-28 Boo at the Zoo

NOVEMBER

9-Jan 1 Winter Festival of Lights

 

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