Black bear brothers, Smoky and Bubba

Bees and Bears

Stone Zoo

Saturday, August 12, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

What’s the buzz about? Learn about Bees and Bears at Stone Zoo!

Learn about Stone Zoo's black bears, Smoky and Bubba during zookeeper chats. Discover if they really love honey, and learn how it’s made at an education station. Guests can explore more about bees in the all-new Animal Discovery Center, where there will be storytime and crafts to enjoy.

Special Zoo guests, Papa Bear and Mama Bear from the Berenstain Bears will be joining in on the fun for a meet and greet with guests. Berenstain Bears will be out and about in half hour intervals from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The new Animal Discovery Center features a live observational honeybee hive where guests can watch these incredible insects in action and learn about the crucial role bees play as pollinators in healthy ecosystems.

Just For Fun

  • Learn more about black bears.
  • Zoodopts support the care and feeding of our animals, and with each purchase, we'll bring a little of the Zoo to you! Zoodopt a bear.
  • Come dressed for the occasion in your own black bear mask (shown here)!
  • Color a bear.