The public is invited to participate in a grand opening ribbon cutting for a new children’s area, “Conservation Station,” at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 10 a.m. A new Safari Train will begin running on its track, and the ever-popular Wildlife Carousel will re-open after several months of renovations. Commissioner Shanon Materio, representing West Palm Beach’s 5th District, will help to officially open the area during the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Children’s activities will include complimentary caricatures from “Cartoons by Ray” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., photo opportunities with the ZooCrew mascots, and popcorn and cotton candy sales. During the Zoo’s Green Market hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., special purchases of grilled “firecracker corn,” seasoned by Bruce’s Ghost Pepper Sauce, will be available for purchase.
“As a family-friendly outdoor attraction, we offer unique ways to interest children in conservation,” said Melissa Scrima, Visitor Services Manager for the Zoo. “This ‘Conservation Station’ will attract our younger guests, and teach them that conservation is positive and fun.”
Safari Train and Wildlife Carousel rides are $3.00 each, or two rides for $5.00 total. Funds raised go to supporting animal care and conservation programs at the Zoo.