Sunday, April 26, 2009, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, you can party like the animals at the St Louis Zoo's Party for the Planet!
Pick up a map at either Zoo entrance and head for the Earth Day stations and activities throughout the Zoo.
Activities & Kids' Stuff
South Gate: Show your festive side by making an Earth Day party hat. Write a "wish" for the planet on a candle, and stick it to the Earth Day cake. Choose an animal card, and then go visit your animal at its home in the Zoo.
The Living World: Learn about the dexterity of gorillas with "Thumbs up for opposable thumbs!" Try your hand at various activities without the use of your thumbs. Also, don't miss the "Build and Grow" clinics brought to you by Lowe's® in the Lower Rotunda.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Schnuck Family Plaza
The Bob Case band will perform its fun and interactive environment- and animal-related songs to celebrate Party for the Planet.
Keeper Chats & Enrichment Activities
11 a.m. -- cheetah at River's Edge
11:30 a.m. -- elephant at River's Edge
12 noon -- American burying beetle at Insectarium
12:30 p.m. -- gorilla at Fragile Forest
1 p.m. -- horned guan at Bird House
1:30 p.m. -- Somali wild ass at Red Rocks
2 p.m. -- lemur at Primate House
2:30 p.m. -- hellbender at Herpetarium
Admission to the Zoo and Earth Day activities is free. Admission to the Children's Zoo is $4/person but is free the first hour the zoo is open (from 9am-10am). Children under 2 are free. The Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.