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Party for the Planet

Celebrate the importance of conservation with a fairytale twist on Saturday, April 21 at Party for the Planet, the Zoo’s annual Earth Day celebration! Make your own Earth-friendly binoculars, play games like “Jump Like a Frog”, and see animals up close. Enjoy visiting with exhibitors and meet real-life princesses and queens. Kids are encouraged to dress like a frog or princess for the event.

Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Event is free with Zoo admission.

Due to the weather, Party for the Planet will be held in the Delbridge Museum of Natural History. Zookeeper Chats will still be held outside.

Schedule of Events

Activities (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.)    
•    Wildlife-friendly crafts in the Great Room.
•    “Jump Like A Frog” games in the Great Room.
•    EROS Data Center: Earth as Art images displayed in the Delbridge Museum of Natural History.
•    Real-life princesses and queens from Simply Ever After Entertainment and Mrs. South Dakota International in attendance throughout the Museum and Great Room.
•    Family-friendly vendors and exhibitors in the Great Room.

Education Animal Encounter
Meet two Education animal ambassadors and discover how the Zoo is working to save species at this presentation in the KELOLAND Education Center!
•    1:00 p.m.
•    2:00 p.m.
•    3:00 p.m.

Zookeeper Chats (located outside at each animal's exhibit)
•    1:30 p.m. – Amur Tigers
•    2:00 p.m. – Red Pandas
•    2:30 p.m. – Penguins
•    3:00 p.m. – Eastern Black Rhinos
•    3:30 p.m. – Siamang Gibbons 

  • Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.

    Taylor FSioux Falls
  • We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.

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  • Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.

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  • A really great zoo featuring some exotic species and I liked the focus on conservancy/breeding to preserve species for the rhinos. The safari area's cheetah was awesome to see. During a week day going, it was quite open to walk around and enjoy without too much crowding.

    Joseph H
  • The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. ¬†The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. ¬†Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.

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