On Saturday, April 19 from 10am to 2pm, the Birmingham Zoo invites the entire community to celebrate Earth Day at Party for the Planet. The Zoo has joined forces with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and AZA members across the nation to create the largest combined Earth Day event in North America. Party for the Planet aims to educate the public with various ways to make a difference in conservation and improve the environment on a local, national and global level. As part of the celebration, this event will be filled with activities, games and wildlife shows focused on promoting the care and conservation of the planet. Many local organizations and businesses will have booths set up throughout the Zoo to offer related activities and giveaway items. These booths will also showcase conservation tips for children and adults to illustrate how everyday choices can benefit conservation. From 10am to 2pm in front of the Trails of Africa playground near the Boma Yard, children will have the opportunity to craft a recycled paper bag tree and a water color globe while learning all about planet Earth. Visitors can also enjoy the Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure and The Baby Bunch during this Earth Day celebration.
Approximately 950 animals of 230 species call the Birmingham Zoo home, including sea lions, zebras, rhinos and endangered species from six continents. The Birmingham Zoo is open daily from 9am to 5pm. Regular admission is $15* for adults and $10* for senior citizens and children ages 2-12 (*Price not including tax). All Birmingham Zoo Members and children under twoyears-old receive free admission.