Zoo Montana

Montana's only Zoological and Botanical Park!
  • Zoo Montana
    ZooMontana is located on a 70+ acre site o…

Address
2100 S Shiloh Rd
Billings, MT 59106
Last Updated: September 5, 2014
Hours
Sunday10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Special hours: **Grounds are open until 3:00pm

Summer Hours: May-September
10:00am - 4:00pm - Monday-Sunday
Grounds are open until 5:00pm

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About Zoo Montana

ZooMontana is located on a 70+ acre site on Shiloh Road at the west end of Billings, Montana. We house over 50 species of animals and hundreds of plant species on grounds.
With 80,000+ annual visitors who come to enjoy the attractive landscaped grounds and natural habitat exhibits, we also want to invite you to an exciting day at our zoo.

Our mission at ZooMT is to create for our visitors an enjoyable, recreational and educational experience while providing quality care for the animal and plant collections and appropriate propagation programs for species that are needed.

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ZooMontana's vision is to become one of the nation's outstanding small zoological and botanical institutions, specializing in northern latitude or temperature zone species, as well as to provide our community and region with environmentally focused, cultural, educational, and recreational experiences.

We strive to attain innovation and excellence. The primary goals of ZooMontana include the construction of a small but high-quality zoological/botanical garden with respect to the quality of the habitats and animal managememnt programs, the development of a comprehensive educational program, and the development of a sound conservation biology program.

Montana's only Zoological and Botanical Park!

ZooMontana is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization committed to the very best in animal care, conservation and education. The Zoo and Botanical Park is dedicated to the preservation, conservation and education of wildlife and their habitats.

If you would like to donate to ZooMontana, visit www.zoomontana.org and click on the Donate button.

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Zoo Montana Special Offers & Events

Field Trips

Let your students experience all that ZooMontana has to offer during a class visit!

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Summer Camp

ALL NEW!  In Partnership with Billings Parks and Recreation, have a ZooVenture in one of our…

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Birthday Parties

Party like an ANIMAL!

February 27, 2014 3:53 pm

Weddings

Have your Wedding ceremony amidst the tranquil flowing waters in the Sensory Garden of ZooMontana.

February 26, 2014 3:53 pm

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Visit us at http://www.zoomontana.orgZooMontana is located on a 70+ acre site on Shiloh Road at the west en…

Zoo Montana Offers & Events

Field Trips

Let your students experience all that ZooMontana has to offer during a class visit!

Whether you come for a self guided class tour, add on an EdZOOcate Animal Program, or experience a ZooTour, the Zoo is a fun and educational place to visit with your class!

When:  Anytime during the school year

Time:  During regular Zoo hours

Cost:  A reduced admission rate is available for school groups of 12 or more. This group rate is $2.50 per person, including teachers and chaperones.

How:  Call 406-652-8100 to register.  Advance registration is appreciated.  (Last minute groups will not have access to add-on opportunities such as EdZOOcate programs.)

ADD AN EdZOOcate ANIMAL PROGRAM TO YOUR ZOO VISIT:

We will provide an engaging 30-45 minute presentation (with time after for question and answer) with 3-4 animal ambassadors in our amphitheater!  Each program can accomodate approximately 150 students.  

What:  Amphitheater animal program for school field trip groups

When: AMPHITHEATER PROGRAMS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TUES-FRI.

Who:  School groups of up to 150 participants per program

Cost:  $75.00 per program

How:  Email our EdZOOcate department at education@zoomontana.org  2 week advance registration required.

Montana's only Zoological and Botanical Park!

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2100 S Shiloh Rd, Billings, MT 59106

406-652-8100

http://www.zoomontana.org

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Summer Camp

ALL NEW!  In Partnership with Billings Parks and Recreation, have a ZooVenture in one of our week long summer camps!  Special tours, games and activities, behind the scenes opportunities, and MORE!

Enjoy the great outdoors in the Zoo's natural park-like setting and get up close with some of our animal ambassadors in special Camp Animal Encounters!  Learn how animals are equipped for survival in the wild and see what we do every day to make sure they feel right at home at the Zoo!

Check back for Summer 2014 ZooVenture Camp dates or call us for more details!

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2100 S Shiloh Rd, Billings, MT 59106

406-652-8100

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Birthday Parties

Party like an ANIMAL!

Standard Party Rental gives you 2 and a half hours access to the zoo for up to 20 guests, a private party area, and an animal encounter given by one of our animal keepers or EdZOOcate staff members!

 Rental Policies and Procedures

* Times are available between 10:00-3:30 daily.

* Only educational animals will be available for animal encounters.

* Area is expected to be picked up after party.

* Parties larger than 20 are expected to pay admissions for number over. ($2.50/pp)

* No balloons or straws allowed outside.

Party Prices

$100.00 ~ Members

$125.00 ~ Non-Members

Animals Available for Animal Encounters:

3-Toed Box Turtle

Rabbit

Uromastyx Lizard

Ball Python

Milk Snake

Rubber Boa Snake

Corn Snake

Chinchilla

Savannah Monitor Lizard

How to Plan:

* Call 406-652-8100 to reserve your date.

* A $20.00 deposit is required to hold date.

* Pick out animal for encounter at least 2 days prior to party (Turkey Vulture requires 1 week notice)

* Send out invitations to guests telling them to check in at Gift Shop desk.

* HAVE FUN!!!

Animal availability is subject to change without notice. Keeping staff will do their very best to accommodate guests to provide the best experience possible, but due to the unpredictable nature of animals, we do ask that parties be understanding of unforeseeable changes that may need to be made to ensure the health and safety of our animal ambassadors, keeping staff, and zoo guests.

Montana's only Zoological and Botanical Park!

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2100 S Shiloh Rd, Billings, MT 59106

406-652-8100

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Weddings

Have your Wedding ceremony amidst the tranquil flowing waters in the Sensory Garden of ZooMontana.

"I always wanted my wedding to be at ZooMontana. My guests didn’t understand why the Zoo was so important to me. When they all arrived and the ceremony took place, they were amazed. I still have people telling me that it was the most beautiful wedding that they have EVER seen!! The staff was so helpful that it took so much stress off me knowing that everything would all be taken care of." - Britton Deckard Frisbie Wedding

ZooMontana offers:

Breathtaking Venue in our Sensory Garden

Facility Rentals

Tent Rentals

Table Rentals

Chair Rentals

Portable Dance Floor

 

Tours of ceremony and reception areas are available at no charge. Please call in advance to schedule.

For more information, contact our Events Coordinator at 406-652-8100 ext. 213, or email events@zoomontana.org!

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2100 S Shiloh Rd, Billings, MT 59106

406-652-8100

http://www.zoomontana.org

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Corporate Events

Have your company's picnic, dinner, or other event at the zoo!

Let the beautiful landscape of ZooMontana be the backdrop for your company party.  Several different tent sizes and ammenities are available to help you create a wild and unforgettable event.

For more information, contact our Events Coordinator at 406-652-8100 ext. 213, or email events@zoomontana.org

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2100 S Shiloh Rd, Billings, MT 59106

406-652-8100

http://www.zoomontana.org

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406-652-8100

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Volunteer

At ZooMontana, we can't do what we do... without YOU!

Do you love the zoo?  Would you like to help make a difference?  ZooMontana is powered by committed, enthusiastic volunteers and paid team members who work side by side in roles of all kinds to deliver strong customer service and behind the scenes support to create a welcoming and educational environment for our guests of all ages.

We will match your time commitment, talents, and interests with the zoo's needs to find the perfect fit.  Time commitment varies from regular, ongoing volunteers who serve 2-4 days per month, and on a per-event basis for community and corporate volunteers.  We accept volunteers ages 12 and up.  (Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Ongoing opportunites can include duties such as working our front gate admissions/ gift shop desk, gardening, general grounds maintenance, and others.

Have questions?  Want to get started?  We can help with that!

For more information on becoming a ZooVolunteer, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 406-652-8100 ext. 213, or email volunteer@zoomontana.org

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2100 S Shiloh Rd, Billings, MT 59106

406-652-8100

http://www.zoomontana.org

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Donate

How Does Your Donation Help ZooMontana?

ZooMontana is a private, non-profit organization which depends solely on grants and donations to keep its doors open. ZooMontana’s success has, and will, continue to depend upon the support of many different individuals, companies and organizations.

Be a part of our growth and success by sending your tax deductible donation to:

ZooMontana

2100 S. Shiloh Rd.

Billings, MT 59106.

If you would like your gift to remain anonymous, please let us know.

Employer Programs Increase the Value of Your Gift:

Matching Gift Programs

Did you know that many employers offer matching gift programs? For every donation made by an employee, the employer will match the donation dollar for dollar (in some cases two-to-one). It’s a wonderful way to double your contribution to ZooMontana. Check with your employer to see if a matching gift program is in place.

Volunteer Rewards

Many businesses encourage their employees to volunteer within the local community. In some cases, volunteer hours are rewarded through corporate donations. With verification of a minimum number of volunteer hours at the zoo, your employer may make a monetary donation to ZooMontana. Check your employer’s policies for information on this program and required hours. For verificaiton of your volunteer hours, contact the volunteer coordinator at the zoo.

Shop online and help raise money for ZooMontana!

Are you one of the millions of consumers who shop online? Now when you shop online you can help ZooMontana raise money while you shop. Make your purchases online using www.goodshop.com – select ZooMontana as the organization you’d like to help and a percentage of your purchases will be give back to the zoo. There are more than 700 of you favorite retailers and travel sites including Amazon, The Gap, eBay, Target, iTunes, Home Depot, Best Buy, Expedia and more.

GoodShop’s sister site, GoodSearch.com is also helping non-profits by donating a penny to your cause every time you search the web. So make Yahoo’s GoodSearch.com your home page, select ZooMontana and search away as you help provided much needed funds to the zoo. Be sure to tell friends and family about these sites and how they can help our zoo.

Planned Giving

ZooMontana’s planned giving program is currently under development. If you are interested in setting up a planned giving gift for ZooMontana, please contact the director at the zoo, 406-652-8100.

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2100 S Shiloh Rd, Billings, MT 59106

406-652-8100

http://www.zoomontana.org

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Meet Our Animals at ZooMT

North America:

Bald Eagle

Beaver

Bighorn Sheep

Canada Lynx

Golden Eagle

Great Horned Owl

Grizzly Bear

North American River Otter

Waterfowl

Wolf

Asia:

Northern Mainland Sika Deer

Red Panda

Siberian Tiger

Discovery Center:

Ball Python

Cane Toad

Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula

Chinchilla

Columbian Red-Tailed Boa Constrictor

Corn Snake

Degu

Green Aracari

Green Iguana

Madagascar Day Geckos

Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches

Milk Snake

Mink

Painted Box Turtle

Rubber Boa

Savannah Monitor

Tiger Salamander

Three Toed Box Turtle

Uromastyx Lizard

Western Fence Lizard

Western Hognose Snake

Western Painted Turtle

Western Screech Owl

White’s Tree Frog

Yellow-Belly Racer

Montana's only Zoological and Botanical Park!

ZooMT

2100 S Shiloh Rd, Billings, MT 59106

406-652-8100

http://www.zoomontana.org

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Zoo Montana Photos

Zoo Montana Videos

How to make an icy suncatcher

How to make an icy suncatcher

Jeff the Nature Guy shows how to make a natural ice suncatcher that will brighten the late winter days.

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Cockroaches in the Snow

Cockroaches in the Snow

Jeff the Nature Guy takes some Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches out in the snow to talk about how bugs stay warm in the winter.

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Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air

Jeff the Nature Guy talks about how bald eagles pair up and become mates for life, and build some impressive nests together.

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Zoo Wild!

Zoo Wild!

Jeff the Nature Guy explores Canyon Creek on the ZooMontana grounds, and finds signs of lots of animals living wild at the zoo.

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It's not black, or white, it's a gray wolf!

It's not black, or white, it's a gray wolf!

Jeff the Nature Guy introduces the gray wolves at ZooMontana, and talks about why the animals are so controversial.

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Peking Duck

Peking Duck

Jeff the Nature Guy introduces Pocket, a Peking duck at ZooMontana.

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