- Member Preview Night Friday, June 6, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Little Rock Zoo members get free hot dogs, chips, drinks, and ice cream and an opportunity to ride the new train for free. Member kids will receive a free train whistle and member adults will get a commemorative train token while supplies last. The Over-the-Jumps carousel will also be available to ride for free and Little Rock Zoo Docents and Zoo Education Outreach staff will handle Education Outreach animals. This event is free for Zoo members. Members must present their member card and photo identification at the Zoo admission gate to enter. Memberships may be purchased right at the door to enter.
- Cheetah Chase 5K Fun Run Saturday, June 7, 8 a.m., Little Rock Zoo Main Entrance - Join all the big cats for the best race in town! The Cheetah Chase 5K Fun Run takes runners through the Zoo and out into War Memorial Park on a fun run that all the coolest cats in town will enjoy! The race includes an adults and kids category (ages 6-12) and also includes awards for the top ten fastest women and top ten fastest men. Every kid who runs the race will get a special Cheetah Chase medal. Awards will also be given for Best Big Cat Costume, Best Tiger Costume in honor of the Zoo’s new tiger cubs, and Best Animal Costume. Day of registration is still available at 7:00 a.m. Please call (501) 661-7208 for more information or visit LittleRockZoo.com/chase.
- Grand Opening & Inaugural Ride of the Arkansas Diamond Express Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m., Little Rock Zoo Train Depot - Arkansas First Lady Ginger Beebe, State Senator David Johnson, State Representative Allen Kerr, Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, Arkansas Zoological Foundation Chairman David Aston, Zoo Board of Governors Chairman Fred Knight, and the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Zoological Foundation will help dedicate the Arkansas Diamond Express in a special ceremony at the Little Rock Zoo’s Train Depot.
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