Includes games, activities, music, food and a native plant
Meet the plant and animal neighbors of Emily Oaks. You'll
discover fascinating facts about the critters that live on the
Nature Center block, and you might even be introduced to some of
the neighbors in person. There will be entertaining activities and
earth-friendly foods for sale. Native wildflowers and grasses ready
for planting will be for sale during the event also.
Take a guided walk to learn about and view the delicate blooms
of the woodland wildflowers. For adults and children 8+; register
by April 25.
This year, the focus is on endangered African painted
dogs, which you can see at Habitat Africa! The Savannah. Engaging
activities for the entire family include Zoo Chats, crafts, and an
Eco Expo, where representatives from ecofriendly companies will
share the latest developments and products in their fields.
Throughout the day, the stage at the Bison Pavilion will host
artists, including the band Green Thirteen, who deliver green
messages through fun, interactive entertainment. You can also
recycle your old electronics from noon-6 p.m. in the zoo's main
Fo on a Bird Behavior Scavenger Hunt, take the Great Migration
Challenge, compete in Bird Bingo and Jeop-Birdy, and sign a Bird
Action Pledge. Plus, look through spotting scopes, take short bird
walks and receive prizes.
A series of free monthly hands-on art days. Each of the Get In,
Get Art days is centered on a theme. Today's theme is "Get Green."
From building a birdhouse to creating green products, the art of
honoring the earth will put "green" on your palette.
Includes face painters, bouncy jumper, drum circle with Jason Litwin and professional storyteller Nili Yelin. Plus, music by Mr. Blotto with David B. Allen, JohnnyV & the Killer Bzzz, Jay Vonn, October Road and A Bloke Named Smokey.
A highly visual magic show that appeals to a multi-generational
audience and includes much participation. Sean Masterson's original
presentations combine sleight-of-hand illusions with skilled
storytelling to create an experience that is both amazing and
Indoor juried art show features a free children's art workshop, live music, the Palette Cafe featuring grilled chicken, brats, burger, fresh salads and home-baked goodies.
One of the nation's largest model railroads - over 1400 feet of
track - will have train operations throughout the afternoon.