Where the Wild Kids Area
What: An energetic celebration of kids and culture at Where the Wild Kids Are. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the day with dancers, singers and storytellers. Guests can also enjoy Zoo hands-on artifacts in the Discovery Room, crafts, face painting and interactive Education Stations.
When: Saturday, May 5th, 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Sacramento Zoo, near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road in William Land Park
Discover a variety of cultures while celebrating kids and art at Where the Wild Kids Are. The event, the last of the Sacrament Zoo’s 2012 First Saturdays Series, will be held Saturday, May 5th, from 9 am to 4 pm. This celebration features dancers, singers and storytellers of all ages and ethnicities that represent rich cultural diversity for all ages.
Live entertainment will showcase a variety of energetic groups including Irish American Ceili dancers, Balliamo! Italian cultural dancers, Folklorico Aztlan de Sacramento and Kaulumele Polynesian dancers. Other participants and exhibitors include K12, Spanglish Arte, Stretch-n-grow and the Zoo’s mascot, Gus the Green Tree Frog.
Bring the family to the Zoo to enjoy an educational and entertaining event. Along with the dancers, singers and storytellers, guests can also enjoy hands-on artifacts in the Discovery Room, Zoo crafts, face painting and interactive Education Stations. The Zoo also boasts a variety of regularly scheduled activities that will be available throughout the day.
11:00 am- Zoo P.I. Critter Caper Stage Show
11:25 am- Giraffe Encounter
10:00 am- Reptile House Keeper Chat
10:30 am- Pelican Feeding at the Lake
1:30 pm- Wildlife Stage Show
2:00 pm- Giraffe Encounter
2:15 pm- Chimpanzee Keeper Chat
2:30 pm- River Otter Keeper Chat
2:45 pm- Red River Hog/Bongo Keeper Chat
As a part of the Zoo’s 85th birthday celebration, guests are also encouraged to share their memories at the video recording booth which will only be available at select times throughout the year. Guests who also have pictures or written memories are encouraged to share those through the Sacramento Zoo’s website at saczoo.org.
Sacramento Zoo – Celebrating 85 years!
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.
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