Star Wars Day*
Saturday, April 27, 2019
9 am to 3 pm
*Special Ticket Required, (members receive free admission, no ticket required)
Tickets on sale Mar. 5 at noon
Meet your favorite Star Wars characters without making a trip to a galaxy far, far away. Visitors are encouraged to bring their cameras to Star Wars Day and pose for free photos with the costumed characters throughout the day. Visitors will learn how animal adaptations and behaviors in our galaxy relate to the creatures from the Star Wars universe through wildlife stage shows, crafts and other activities. Visitors will also be able to enjoy Star Wars themed concession items in Kampala Cafe, a ride on the Conservation Carousel to Star Wars music and face painting. The animals will join in on the fun as they receive special Star Wars themed enrichment items throughout the day.
Due to animal safety, you may be asked to remove full head costume pieces in certain areas of the zoo. Lightsabers are allowed, but cannot be used over fences or animal barriers. Any costume blasters or guns are NOT allowed unless you are with the 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs or R2 Builders Club and have had your prop inspected and tagged before entering the zoo.
All day activities
Costume character photo-ops, chalk artist stations, Zoo Teen craft stations
10 am: Nature Explorers, open play for kids
11 am: Wildlife Stage Show, at the amphitheater
11:45 am: Giraffe Encounter (additional cost)
1:30 pm: Wildlife Stage Show, at the amphitheater
2 pm: Giraffe Encounter (additional cost)
*Proceeds from Star Wars Day will benefit animal care and the general maintenance of the zoo.
*Tickets are non-refundable. Rain or shine.
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