November 2015 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 November 2015:

November 12, 2015: “Water Management and Sea Level Rise: Impacts and Adaptation” by Dr. Jayantha Obeysekera The evening will focus on the threat of sea level rise in Florida neighborhoods, its impact on our native species and what is being done to address this looming crisis. Guests are invited to enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and Zoo animal encounters in the Tropics Cafe from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. before the lecture presentation. To purchase your tickets online, visit www.palmbeachzoo.org 
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Kids Day Off Discount: November 16 (embargo until November 15) – It’s a teacher work day which means no school, and that’s a perfect excuse to come see what’s new at the zoo! Enjoy HALF-OFF regular admission for kids with an accompanying regular adult admission! (Maximum 4 kids per adult) Valid on November 16 only.
 
Story Time at the Zoo: November 14, November 21, November 28, 10:30 a.m. – It’s quite the page turner! This popular event will take place three different times in the month of November at the Zoo’s Conservation Depot by the Safari Train and the Wildlife Carousel. Story Time at the Zoo is geared towards encouraging children to connect with wildlife through reading. Story Time is included in the cost of Zoo admission.
 
One, Two, at the Zoo Toddler Workshop (3-4 Year Olds): November 21, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  
We have two feet, but some animals have more and some less. Practice your numbers as we meet animals with different numbers of legs! Age-specific crafts and activities are designed to excite and intrigue your child. Workshops include up-close animal encounters, stories, song or game, crafts, and admission to the zoo. Workshops for 3 and 4 year olds include a snack. One adult is required to attend the program with children. Pre-registration is required. 
 
“Fiesta Cultural” Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: November 22, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is proud to present this exciting multi-cultural event! Bring your appetite because our Tropics Café is whipping up a special menu of delicious Hispanic and Latin American cuisines. Other event highlights include a live band/DJ, children’s art activities and lots of family-friendly fun! Regular Zoo admission prices apply during the day.
 
Group Overnights: Scouts, Community Groups & Birthday Parties – NEW this fall: choose your theme for your overnight adventure! Discover what happens at the Zoo when the sun goes down and the zookeepers go home!  This program is ideal for classes, Scout troops, community organizations, youth groups, or birthday parties.  Participants enjoy up-close animal encounters, a nocturnal tour and other wild activities.  Pizza and continental breakfast are included.
 
Baby Goeldi’s Monkey: New at the Zoo — Have you seen our new baby Goeldi’s monkey on exhibit? The baby monkey can be seen during regular hours, at exhibit #27 on the Palm Beach Zoo map. Goeldi’s monkeys are facing human-induced habitat loss and degradation from logging, farming, oil production and harvesting. One way you can help preserve their habitat is to purchase Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) paper, which was produced using trees that are managed in a sustainable way, preventing mass deforestation.
 
Kookaburra Exhibit: An Unforgettable Experience That’s not laughter you hear, that is the Kookaburra welcoming you to Palm Beach Zoo! Known for having one of the most distinct bird calls in the world, the Kookaburra is a huge hit with zoo visitors. As for their loud and infamous ‘koo-koo-koo-koo-koo-kaa-kaa-kaa’ cackle, that is a territorial call to warn other birds to stay away.
 
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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.