Sacramento Zoo's Earth Fest - It's a Party for the Planet!
Kid-friendly demos, activities, crafts and Recycle Rummage Sale
Bring the family to the Sacramento Zoo’s twelfth annual Earth Fest, A Party for the Planet! on Saturday, April 2nd from 9 am to 4 pm. Visitors are encouraged to explore and enjoy the many hands-on educational activities that will be offered. Along with 100 other zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Sacramento Zoo celebrates Earth Day with wildlife and conservation organizations, a rummage sale, and educational games and crafts.
New this year, visitors can learn how to make their gardens green in more ways than one at the Sacramento Zoo’s Educational Garden, sponsored by Village Nurseries. The Educational Garden utilizes sustainable landscaping practices such as drought–tolerant plants. The project demonstrates to visitors that a garden cannot only be beautiful, but can exist in balance with the environment. In addition, visitors can learn more about native plants, at the Zoo’s Backyard which includes a children’s play area, nature trail and interactive garden.
The Zoo’s annual Recycle Rummage Sale is also back on Saturday, April 2nd 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. Proceeds from the Recycle Rummage Sale 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.
Sacramento Zoo -- Wildly Inspiring!
Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to over 450 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 $11.00; children ages 2-11 are $7.00 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.
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