April 2016 Special Events Announced for Palm Beach Zoo

The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing the following special events and promotions for the month of April 2016: 

April 21: 6:00p – 8:00p
You’re invited to our final award-winning Conservation Leadership Lecture event of the 2015-2016 year sponsored by Bank of America! Dr. Stuart Pimm, a leader on present day extinctions will host “How Conservation Science Saves Species.” The evening includes a cocktail hour featuring animal experiences and passed hors d’oeuvres. Doors open at 6 p.m. Please purchase tickets in advance online. https://tickets.palmbeachzoo.org/e-commerce/ItemList.aspx?node_id=159663
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April 23: 10a-3p
Party for the Planet at Palm Beach Zoo! Every day is Earth Day at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society but, but on this very special day we will be showcasing some of the steps you can commit to that will truly make a difference for animals across the globe! Party for the Planet will be filled with educational, engaging, and fun activities for the entire family – Discover more about the environment, wildlife, and our natural resources with interactive activities and eco-craft stations, up-close animal encounters, and MUCH MORE! 
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April 23: 4:30p – 9:00p
Food Truck Safari returns to the Palm Beach Zoo, Saturday, April 23rd. Feed your inner animal at some of Palm Beach County’s best gourmet food trucks inside the Zoo. Enjoy live music, plus up-close animal encounters until the Zoo closes at 9:00p. Beer and wine are available for guests 21 and older and stay tuned for details about a local brewery tap takeover! Gates open at 4:30p, truck windows open at 5:00p with the last ticket being sold at 8:15p. palmbeachzoo.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.details&content_id=585
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Wednesday, April 6: 2 year olds: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Saturday, April 9: 3 & 4 year olds: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Toddler Workshops at Palm Beach Zoo are getting rave reviews! Designed for children ages 2 to 4 years old our Education Department offers age-specific crafts and activities guaranteed to excite and intrigue your child. ‘A Picnic with the Animals’ kicks off Wednesday! You might not like bugs for breakfast, but many of our animals do! Learn about what animals eat in the wild and in the Zoo. Workshops include up-close animal encounters, stories, song or game, crafts, and admission to the zoo. One adult is required to attend the program with children and pre-registration is also required so register today! palmbeachzoo.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.details&content_id=555
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Come for one week or the entire summer!  Each week offers a unique wildlife theme as participants experience zoo keeping activities, behind-the-scenes tours, scavenger hunts, enriching conservation education activities, and interactive fountain time.
Each day, participants will enjoy up-close animal encounters, animal exhibit visits, crafts, games, and much more! We offer programs for ages 5 to 17. palmbeachzoo.org/zoo-camp
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April 2: “Peek a Boo Jungle” by Francesca Ferri
April 9: “Little Chimp” by Barron’s
April 16: “I am a little tiger” by Francois Crozet
April 23: “Put Me in the Zoo” by Robert Lopshire
April 30: “I am a little alligator” by Francois Crozet
This popular event will take place at the Zoo’s Conservation Station by the Safari Train and the Wildlife Carousel. Story Time at the Zoo is geared towards encouraging children to connect with wildlife through reading, and it is included in the cost of Zoo admission. 
As a private organization that does not receive government funding, The Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches exists to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. We advance our conservation mission through endangered species propagation, education and support of conservation initiatives in the field. Our commitment to sustainable business practices elevates our capacity to inspire others. The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is located at 1301 Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, visit www.palmbeachzoo.org.