Black bears, Smoky and Bubba

Black Bear Birthday Party

Stone Zoo

Saturday, January 12, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Oh brother! Black bears Smoky and Bubba are celebrating their 13th birthday in January, and guests are invited to join the festivities! The bear exhibit will be decorated for the occasion and the brothers will enjoy birthday treats just for them. Stop by the exhibit to meet the zookeepers and ask questions, and be sure to sign Smoky and Bubba’s giant birthday card!

Schedule of Activities

  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Arts & crafts and Education Station; Location: Animal Discovery Center
  • 10:30 a.m. – Enjoy a slice of birthday cake (available for the first 200 people, first-come, first-served), provided by Montilio's of Brockton; Location: Bear Exhibit
  • 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Black bear zookeeper chat; Location: Bear Exhibit

Please note, bears will be on exhibit starting at 10:15 a.m.

Just "Fur" Fun

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