As summer winds down and the school year gets ready to start back up, we hope you can make time to come out for some of our last summer programming opportunities here at the Zoo. This year in honor of Labor Day Weekend, we are celebrating all the labor that goes into keeping the Zoo running!
In addition to our normal Summer Programming animal schedule, this weekend will also feature tabling with various activities & learning opportunities including enrichment making stations, equipment & tools used around the Zoo, a mini ‘Zoo Olympics’ activity, tours in our commissary and elephant barn, and a look back at all the conservation organizations our community helped us raise money for this past season – and the opportunity to chip in to your favorite causes!
Onsite we will be accepting donations to any of the previous conservation organizations we have fundraised for throughout the summer, while online we will be raising money specifically for our own animal enrichment fund to support the enrichment of the animals in our care! For every $5 donated you will be automatically entered to win an elephant-made painting OR a behind-the-scenes tour of our river otter habitat!
When: Saturday & Sunday 11:30 -12:30 p.m. (stop by during that timeframe open house style)
What: Come see behind-the-scenes of our kitchen/meal prep area where the work never stops making sure the animals in our care are all provided healthy, fulfilling meals.
Enrichment Making Station: Throughout the day we will have tables by the baboon habitat where guests will be able to create some animal enrichment with provided materials. Keepers will then provide the enrichment to the baboons at 3:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. – *Members Only* Animal Meet & Greet
10:30 a.m. – Vet Chat in the Animal Hospital (follow path past red panda to the right)**
10:30 a.m. – Penguin Feed & Keeper Chat
11:15 a.m. – Snow Leopard Experience
11:45 a.m. – Giraffe Feeding ($)
12:00 p.m. – Sea Lion Enrichment
1:30 p.m. – Cichlid Keeper Chat (Animals of the Savanna building)
2:30 p.m. – Giraffe Feeding ($)
3:00 p.m. – Penguin Experience & Keeper Chat
3:30 p.m. – Sea Lion Enrichment
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor for Conservation Days: