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Zoo to celebrate Earth Day

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Embark on an educational, wildlife journey through the Montgomery Zoo as we celebrate our planet during an annual event, Earth Day Safari. Join us at the Montgomery Zoo, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 18-19, 9am - 2pm. While visiting the Zoo, guests will be treated to fun and exciting experiences as they learn how each of us plays a crucial role in our environment and earth’s wildlife.

Earth Day Safari is a fun and educational event designed with elementary and home school groups in mind. As guests roam the Zoo’s five continental realms, they will participate in fun-filled activities, games, and demonstrations while learning valuable conservation principles and winning fun prizes.

Along the way, guests will travel from realm to realm learning valuable information about that continent’s animals while getting a passport stamp. Our ultimate goal is to teach the students and teachers in attendance how they play a critical role in earth’s survival and ecological state. Along their educational adventure through the Zoo, students will learn the importance of recycling, preservation, and conservation and why these practices are vital to sustaining a beautiful and healthy planet.

During the day’s scheduled activities, guests are given the opportunity to visit various demonstration tents provided by our event partners and sponsors. These partners include Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), Alabama Forestry Association, Alabama Wildlife Federation, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Montgomery Clean City Commission, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery Soil and Water, and Old Alabama Town Herb Society. Guests will have a great time learning interesting facts about water treatment processes, plant and animal conservation, and air pollution and quality. To commemorate the day, guests will be able to create an Earth Day Safari keepsake at our craft station.

While attending Earth Day Safari, guests will also be provided with educational information and animal facts from our crew of zookeepers. During designated times, guests are invited to convene at specific exhibits to gain valuable insight and to learn more about the animals that call the Montgomery Zoo home. Please see the keeper talk schedule:

Zookeeper talks (held at animal exhibit viewing stations)
Tuesday, April 18
10am – Reticulated Giraffes
11am – River Otters
12pm (noon) – African Elephants
1pm - African Lions

Wednesday, April 19
10am - Chimpanzees
11am – Greater Indian Rhino
12pm (noon) – Lemurs
1pm – Bengal Tigers

Make reservations today! School groups of 20 or more receive discounted admission rates with advanced reservations. School group zoo admission is: Adults $12, Students (3-12 years of age) $8.50, Toddlers (2 years old and younger) are FREE. Receive one (1) FREE teacher with every 15 paying students. School group reservations may be made online at montgomeryzoo.com under the Plan Your Visit tab, School Group Information. Individuals are welcome to join us for the festivities as well. Individual admission for zoo is: Adults $15, Children (3-12 years of age) $11, Toddlers (2 years old and younger) and Montgomery Zoo members are FREE. Individual tickets may be purchased online at montgomeryzoo.com or on the day of your visit. For additional information, please visit our web site at montgomeryzoo.com or give us a call at (334) 240-4900.

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