Make plans for Members’ Day 2016

Pumpkin tossMembers’ Day 2015 was a huge success, with more than 400 people taking part.

Next year’s Members’ Day will be Saturday June 25, 2016. On that day, the Center closes to the public so that members can be treated to a special day of fun and appreciation. If you’re not yet a member, please call 636-938-9306 to join or email [email protected] ​or visit the “Join” page on this website.​

This year’s Members’ Day​ was Saturday, Nov​. 7. It featured three separate events​ based on the level of membership​.

​The first event, Dine with the Keepers​, lasted from 11 a.m. ​to 12:30 p.m. Members at the Animal Keeper level or higher enjoyed an outdoor dining experience ​​with our Animal Care staff, with delicious food ​provided by Brio Tuscan Grille.​ About 200 guests listened intently as our animal keepers provided updates on the individual animals who live here. The morning session ended with some lucky guests being selected to toss pumpkins filled with enrichment items to the animals.

Board Chairman Jeremiah Dellas welcomed the crowd, and Director of Development Rachel Broom ran through an impressive list of 2015 accomplishments made possible by the Center’s Board, staff, volunteers and members.

​The second segment was our Daytime Celebration from 1 ​to 4 p.m. All members were invited to enjoy the beautiful fall day filled with special activities while viewing some of the world’s most endangered animals. Guests at the afternoon session enjoyed free food and drinks, including Anheuser-Busch beer donated by Grey Eagle Distributors.

​The final fun on Members’ Day was our Evening ​Campfire ​Wolf ​Howl​, which​ started at 7​ ​p.m.​ Guests relaxed around a cozy campfire, listened to stories that portray wolves in a positive light, and participated in our famous “wolf howl.” ​

To get in on the fun next year, please call 636-938-9306 to become a member or email [email protected] ​or visit the “Join” page on this website.​

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