Join us in celebrating Planet Earth! Learn about our efforts to sustain biodiversity and see how you and your family can make a difference. Chat with zoo staff at animal demonstrations featuring some of the zoo’s resident endangered species and visit “green” activity stations representing Seafood Watch, Save the Rain, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Program, and many more!
Party for the Planet offers eco-friendly activities and giveaways as well as information on how you can help Planet Earth. Make your own pollinator seed ball to plant in your yard to attract butterflies! 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. And you can attend lots of 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.