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Party for the Planet

In honor of Earth Day, the Zoo hosts an annual “Party for the Planet.” This event is designed with fun and educational activities to involve parents and children alike and encourages enthusiasm for nature. 

Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Event is free with Zoo admission.

Activities (1 – 4 p.m.)
•    Earth Day and conservation-themed crafts and games at and near the Picnic Shelter in the Primate Lawn. 
•    Family-friendly vendors and exhibitors in the Primate Lawn.
•    EROS Date Center: Earth as Art images displayed in the Delbridge Museum of Natural History.

Bookworms Reading Program (1 p.m.)
Join us in the KELOLAND Education Center at 1 p.m. for a special Bookworms Reading Program featuring, “The Hole Story,” a tale about a black-footed ferret being reintroduced to the prairie, and meet a ferret up-close

Creature Feature Animal Encounters
Meet Education animal ambassadors and discover how the Zoo is working to save species at this come-and-go learning session. Education Specialists will be joined by Junior Zookeepers for the encounters in the Plaza.
•    1:30-2 p.m.
•    2:30-3 p.m.
•    3:30-4 p.m.

Zookeeper Chats 
(All Zookeeper Chats will take place at each animal’s exhibit.)
•    1:30 p.m. – Amur Tigers
•    2 p.m. – Brown Bears
•    2:30 p.m. – African Wild Dogs
•    3 p.m. – Penguins
•    3:30 p.m. – Snow Monkeys 

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