Sacramento Zoo's 14th Annual Earth Fest
WHAT’S HAPPENING: Bring the family to the Sacramento Zoo’s 14th annual Earth Fest; it’s a party for the planet! Explore and enjoy the many hands-on crafts and games that will teach the basics of recycle, reduce and reuse.
WHERE: Sacramento Zoo, 3930 West Land Park Drive in William Land Park.
WHEN: Saturday, April 6, from 9 am to 4 pm.
Joining more than 100 other zoos nationwide for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ “Party for the Planet,” the Sacramento Zoo celebrates Earth Day locally with wildlife and conservation organizations, a rummage sale and educational crafts. This year promises to be the biggest Earth Fest at the Zoo yet!
Learn about animals from around the world during the Zoo’s stage show and keeper chats, and explore the many hands-on activities that will be offered. In addition, visitors can discover more about native plants at the Zoo’s Backyard, which includes children’s play area, nature trail and interactive garden. The day will also include a face painter and, new this year, storytime with Stories from the Heart.
Participating organizations include NorCal Bats, Sacramento Tree Foundation, the Department of Water Resources and Friends of the Library. Purses for Primates will also be at Earth Fest. The nonprofit organization was founded by 13 year-old Allison Boyer with the goal of helping endangered orangutans.
The Zoo’s annual Recycle Rummage Sale is also back on Saturday, April 6, from 9 am to 4 pm. The sale includes books, CDs and videos, t-shirts, toys, stuffed animals, collectibles, animal artwork, jewelry, housewares and other unique items. Admission to the rummage sale is included with Zoo admission and proceeds benefit the Zoo’s Conservation Committee and Green Team. The Sacramento Zoo Conservation Committee raises funds to support wildlife education and conservation both locally and worldwide. The Green Team has a focus to reduce waste, conserve energy and create positive changes at the Zoo and within the community. A male Sumatran Tiger.
Sacramento Zoo – Wildly Inspiring!
Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to more than 500 native, rare and endangered animals and is one of over 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Located near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road in William Land Park, the Zoo is wholly managed by the non-profit Sacramento Zoological Society. This Sacramento treasure inspires conservation awareness through education and recreation. Open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, general admission is $11.25; children ages 2-11 are $7.25 and one and under are admitted free. Parking is free throughout the park or ride Regional Transit bus #6. For information, call 916-808-5888 or visit saczoo.org.
Open Print View