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Main Calendar

  1. Wildcat Week

    August 31, 9:30 AM - September 6, 5:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo
    2333 Oak Street
    Manhattan, KS 66502

    KSU faculty, staff and students receive half-price admission all week. Kick off the start of another Wildcat football season with a visit to see Manhattan's real WILDcats! Photo by Al Henry.

  2. Labor Day - We're Open!

    September 1, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo
    2333 Oak Street
    Manhattan, KS 66502

    Sunset Zoo is opened 360 days each year including Labor Day! Bring your family out for an animal-filled adventure.

  3. ESB Financial's Grandparents & Animal Enrichment Day

    September 7, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo
    2333 Oak Street
    Manhattan, KS 66502

    Grandparents - and up to five of their grandchildren - visit the Zoo free courtesy of ESB Financial. Tour the animal exhibits to see firsthand how keepers use enrichment to ensure our animal collection stays active and healthy.

  4. Movies on the Grass: Disneynature's Wings of Life

    September 28, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Chautauqua Amphitheater near the Concession Stand; rain location inside the Nature Exploration Center

    Join us for this FREE outdoor movie series, featuring Disneynature's Wings of Life narrated by Meryl Streep. Following the movie, a guided discussion will be led by Zoo staff.

Support Organizations

  1. Friends of Sunset Zoo's Monthly Board Meeting

    September 22, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Inside the Nature Exploration Center at the Zoo's entryway.

    Monthly meeting of the Friends of Sunset Zoo (FOSZ) Board occurs on the third Monday of every month, except in December. Meetings are open to the public and community members are welcome to attend. FOSZ is one of two non-profit organizations that support the Zoo and its mission to inspire conservation of the natural world.

    NOTE: September's meeting has been moved from the third Monday to the fourth due to scheduling conflicts.

Zoo Education

  1. Zoo's Nature Swap Store Open

    September 6, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Inside the Zoo at the old gift shop building near Giant Anteater/Maned Wolf exhibit.

    Sunset Zoo is the first in the region to offer a place where you can learn more about your natural treasures!

  2. Zoofari Tails at the Zoo!

    September 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ The Chautauqua Amphitheater, rain location inside the Zoo's Pavilion

    Slither into reading with Sunset Zoo and the Manhattan Public Library! Due to construction at the Library, this Zoofari Tails will be held at Sunset Zoo.