Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Grounds close at 5 p.m.
Party for the Planet™, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ signature Earth Day celebration, includes family-friendly activities as well as touch table stations (run by our volunteer educators) at our elephant, penguin, otter, sturgeon, orangutan and rhino exhibits.
This year marks the centennial anniversary of passenger pigeons’ extinction. Visitors will receive a “passenger pigeon” passport (at a Welcome Station at the front of the Zoo) to get stamped at each station. Visitors will then return to the Welcome Station and turn in their stamped passport for an origami passenger pigeon to take home. This initiative is part of The Lost Bird Project, an arts-based environmental non-profit that connects people to Earth through art.
There will also be a face painting station during the event, with all proceeds supporting elephant and orangutan conservation through the International Elephant Foundation and Health in Harmony. Be sure to stop by!
A Go Green! Recycle Rally will also take place on this day.
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When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free with Zoo admission