News & Special Events at The Good Zoo

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Special Events

The Good Zoo Lights Up For You including Holiday Laser Shows and the Light and Music Extravaganza:
November 11, 2016-January 1, 2017

The extraordinary Light and Music Extravaganza is held nightly on the zoo patio during the Festival of Lights. The show features more than 35,500 LED lights. The zoo at Oglebay will also have their annual holiday model train display at the state’s largest O-Gauge Model Train Exhibit and all-NEW holiday laser shows at the zoo’s Benedum Theater.

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New partnership with West Liberty University offers students a dynamic new Option:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a Zoo Science major

Dr. Joe Greathouse, assistant professor of biology at West Liberty University and former curator at the Good Zoo, says, "We are proud to host one of only four zoo science bachelor degree majors in the United States at West Liberty and to collaborate with one of the top zoological institutions in the country. Our partnership with the Good Zoo makes our major unique. Students in the program will be exposed to hands-on, applied learning opportunities by receiving training and working with zoo and conservation center professionals and participating in current wildlife conservation research."

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