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Saturday, June 7, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


The Real Wedding Crashers

Move over Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, the real Wedding Crashers are about to show us what happens when you don’t properly clean up after a backyard wedding reception. Grizzly brothers Keema and Denali will ransack a mock reception set-up in their exhibit, complete with bouquets, wedding cake, ice sculpture and wrapped gifts. Zookeepers and conservation experts will be on hand to teach you the safety tips you can follow to avoid dangerous encounters like this in your yard or on your next camping or hiking adventure. 

Through the zoo's Living Northwest conservation program, the spotlight also shines on other Pacific Northwest native wildlife with activities to help you learn how to coexist with wolves, raptors, butterflies and more.

Schedule of Activities

  • 10:00 a.m.  Karelian Bear Dog Demonstration (North Meadow)
  • 10:30 a.m.  Wolf talk and enrichment (Northern Trail)
  • 11:00 a.m.  Backyard Wedding Demonstration with Grizzly Bears (Northern Trail)
  • 11:30 a.m.  Raptors in Flight (Raptor Center)
  • 11:45 a.m.  Karelian Bear Dog Demonstration (North Meadow)
  • 12:30 p.m.  Zoo Horticulture talk: Oregon Silverspot Butterflies and Blooms
  • 1:00 p.m.  Karelian Bear Dog Demonstration (North Meadow)
  • 1:30 p.m.  Raffle Drawing with Blitz the Seahawks mascot
  • 2:00 p.m.  Kayak/Camping Demonstration with Grizzly Bears (Northern Trail)
  • 2:00 p.m.  Raptors in Flight (Raptor Center)
  • 2:30 p.m.  Karelian Bear Dog Demonstration (North Meadow)
  • 3:00 p.m.  Wolf talk and enrichment (Northern Trail)

For the Kids

Make a butterfly garden marker and take home some sunflower seeds to draw lots of important pollinators to your yard!

Booths and Activities from Community and Conservation Partners

  • Western Wildlife Outreach
  • Vital Ground
  • Wolf Haven
  • National Parks Conservation Association
  • Boy Scout Troop 638


Presented by:

Special offer from Brown Bear Car Wash in celebration of Bear Affair!
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*Excluding Unlimited Wash Club Memberships

With special thanks to:

Amazing Ice | Northwest Outdoor Center

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