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Party for the Planet
April 27 | 10:00 am - 3:30 pmFree for members or with zoo admission
Presented by Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in partnership with Greening USA
Learn about our efforts to sustain biodiversity and see how you and your family can make a difference.
Enjoy eco-friendly activities and giveaways as well as information on how you can help Planet Earth.
Chat with zoo staff at animal demonstrations featuring some of the zoo’s resident endangered species
Learn about the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Saving Animals from Extinction (SAFE) program and earn an endangered species trading card.
Engage in nature play at Explorer’s PlaySpace and receive a magnifier for examining bugs and flowers.
Make your own pollinator seed ball to plant in your yard to attract butterflies!
Attend mini-tours and demos about animals and conservation at the zoo!
10:30 a.m. – Sharing Space with Snakes
11 a.m. – Ocean Pollution Plastics
USS Antiquities Cave
11:30 a.m. – Guided Green Tour*
Meet at the Gazebo
Noon – The Dirt on Decomposers
1:30 p.m. – Mythbusters: Bats!
2 p.m. – Species at Risk Talk: Red Wolf
2:30 p.m. – Camel Talk*
Northwestern Mutual Animal Encounter
3 p.m. – Ask an Educator!
Schedule subject to change
*Outdoor activities are weather-dependent. Announcements 5-10 minutes prior to activity will confirm occurrence.
Family Volunteer Cleanup Day
Sunday, May 18, 2019 | 9 – 11 a.m.
Registration is required; Click here to register or sign up at Party for the Planet.
Bring the family to participate in a volunteer cleanup of the Burnet Park side of the zoo’s perimeter. This event is designed for families of all ages to demonstrate community volunteerism. The first 200 participants who sign up and show up the day of the event will receive a free native plant. If you submit a picture showing that you planted your plant, you will be entered to win a special keeper talk at the zoo. Drinks and snacks will be provided at the end of the cleanup, and the first 100 people who registered will receive wristbands for free admission to the zoo the day of the event.